Barton-upon-Humber Crime Overview

Barton-upon-Humber is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 79th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Barton-upon-Humber in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 26% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Barton-upon-Humber is the 326th most dangerous small town, and the 2,154th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, Barton-upon-Humber was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for shoplifting, with 23 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2016 was also a bad month for Barton-upon-Humber residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Barton-upon-Humber recorded 1 report of robbery during April 2016, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for robbery in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Barton-upon-Humber are violence and sexual offences, with 307 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 0.98% lower than 2019's figure of 310 offences and a difference of 0.25 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Barton-upon-Humber's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Barton-upon-Humber to other towns and cities

See how Barton-upon-Humber shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Barton-upon-Humber and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Barton-upon-Humber Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Barton-upon-Humber This Year

 Barton-upon-HumberLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16614.2226,90124.6173% safer
Bicycle Theft30.261,4041.28392% safer
Burglary282.405,6665.18116% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson877.4610,0439.1923% safer
Drugs221.892,3542.1514% safer
Other Crime211.802,2752.0816% safer
Other Theft494.205,9095.4129% safer
Possession of Weapons40.347530.69103% safer
Public Order978.318,4147.707% more dangerous
Robbery30.264840.4469% safer
Shoplifting302.576,0145.50114% safer
Theft From the Person20.173010.2865% safer
Vehicle Crime393.343,7023.391.5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30726.3134,66031.7121% safer

Barton-upon-Humber Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford17116.01270% safer
Bourne77144.5733% safer
North Hykeham82250.2118% safer
Holbeach59454.838% safer
Sleaford1,15058.870.73% safer
Barton-upon-Humber69259.30-
Stamford1,23459.760.77% more dangerous
Immingham67267.9213% more dangerous
Mablethorpe and Sutton91572.4318% more dangerous
Louth1,29074.0820% more dangerous
Gainsborough2,629125.6053% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Barton-upon-Humber

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Barton-upon-Humber Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16131214Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.770.940.430.26Safer
Burglary673.62.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14987Safer
Drugs0.690.691.01.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.81.51.8Getting worse
Other Theft6554.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.600.690.34Safer
Public Order2.1688Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.340.260.26Safer
Shoplifting71292.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.430.090.17Safer
Vehicle Crime4.53.03.03.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21252726Getting worse

Changes In Barton-upon-Humber's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Barton-upon-Humber's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Barton-upon-Humber that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Waters' Edge Country Park122--10.13

Comparing Barton-upon-Humber to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barton-upon-Humber59.30-
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Barton-upon-Humber's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Barton upon Humber69259First

Crime in Barton-upon-Humber During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Barton-upon-Humber change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Barton-upon-Humber saw a 400% increase in public order. Barton-upon-Humber saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 97% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+58%-27%+6%+213%-46%+150%+91%+44%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-80%-86%-17%-25%+100%+200%--+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-62%-50%+50%+125%-29%--+23%-
Drugs+100%--+100%-50%+50%--+300%-
Other Crime+100%+100%+200%+100%---67%---
Other Theft-60%-63%---57%+133%+33%+67%+20%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-13%+50%+25%-54%+13%+400%+160%-8%+33%-
Robbery-----+100%----
Shoplifting-40%---93%-83%-90%-78%--87%-
Vehicle Crime-67%-+200%-67%-20%-+150%-50%+60%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-8%-16%+56%-28%+15%+42%+12%+13%-97%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Barton-upon-Humber

What police force serves Barton-upon-Humber?
Barton-upon-Humber's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.
How dangerous is Barton-upon-Humber?
Barton-upon-Humber is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lincolnshire.
What is Barton-upon-Humber's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Barton-upon-Humber are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Barton-upon-Humber?
Barton-upon-Humber's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021