Crime in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is the 39th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Lincolnshire in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 21 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Lincolnshire's larger towns and cities, Skegness is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Lincoln, and Gainsborough comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Lincolnshire, starting with South Kesteven which ranks as the safest area in Lincolnshire, followed up by South Holland in second place, and Bourne in third place.

Crime Map of Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour19,58319.94
Bicycle Theft9100.93
Burglary3,2653.32
Criminal Damage and Arson5,7155.82
Drugs1,6391.67
Other Crime1,2051.23
Other Theft3,6293.69
Possession of Weapons5430.55
Public Order4,4544.53
Robbery2630.27
Shoplifting3,7163.78
Theft From the Person1520.15
Vehicle Crime2,2602.30
Violence and Sexual Offences20,88821.27

Lincolnshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Lincolnshire
Boston3,509500.96% more dangerous
Bourne7204219% safer
Gainsborough2,39211457% more dangerous
Holbeach558523.9% more dangerous
Lincoln11,91612059% more dangerous
Louth1,1896827% more dangerous
Mablethorpe and Sutton8536827% more dangerous
North Hykeham809490.20% safer
Skegness2,70613363% more dangerous
Sleaford1,056548% more dangerous
South Holland2,4262694% safer
South Kesteven3,28823114% safer
Stamford1,1385510% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Lincolnshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21181320Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.11.00.93Safer
Burglary4.74.44.33.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5676Safer
Drugs1.61.82.01.7Safer
Other Crime0.861.11.41.2Getting worse
Other Theft5553.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.550.630.55Getting worse
Public Order1.42.954.5Getting worse
Robbery0.230.350.400.27Safer
Shoplifting6663.8Safer
Theft From the Person0.270.300.290.15Safer
Vehicle Crime3.43.13.22.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10172621Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021