Bottesford Crime Overview

Bottesford is the safest small town in Lincolnshire, and is the 97th safest overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bottesford in 2020 was 16 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 368% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bottesford is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,868th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2019, Bottesford was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Bottesford are violence and sexual offences, with 61 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 65 offences and a difference of 0.38 from 2019's crime rate of 6. Bottesford's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Bottesford Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bottesford This Year

 BottesfordLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour393.6526,90124.61574% safer
Bicycle Theft10.091,4041.281322% safer
Burglary252.345,6665.18121% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson161.5010,0439.19513% safer
Drugs10.092,3542.152289% safer
Other Crime60.562,2752.08271% safer
Other Theft211.975,9095.41175% safer
Possession of Weapons10.097530.69667% safer
Public Order171.598,4147.70384% safer
Robbery10.094840.44389% safer
Shoplifting50.476,0145.501070% safer
Vehicle Crime161.503,7023.39126% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences615.7134,66031.71455% safer

Bottesford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford17116.01-
Bourne77144.5764% more dangerous
North Hykeham82250.2168% more dangerous
Holbeach59454.8371% more dangerous
Sleaford1,15058.8773% more dangerous
Barton-upon-Humber69259.3073% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bottesford

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Recent Crimes in Bottesford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caistor AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near St Peter'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Repton DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Messingham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Edgbaston AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrews AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rossall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Eton DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Eton DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Headingley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Headingley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keddington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keddington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near Rileston PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rossall CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambourne RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrews AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Templar CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near GoodwoodUnable to prosecute suspect

Bottesford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2.8573.6Safer
Bicycle Theft0.090.370.370.09Safer
Burglary2.83.02.62.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.92.42.71.5Safer
Drugs0.28-0.190.09Safer
Other Crime0.280.470.470.56Getting worse
Other Theft2.02.11.72.0Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.090.090.09No change
Public Order0.941.60.941.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.090.09No change
Shoplifting0.470.28-0.47Getting worse
Vehicle Crime62.93.31.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.24.366Getting worse

Changes In Bottesford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bottesford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford16.01-
Barnet67.7176% more dangerous
Coventry77.4179% more dangerous
Croydon83.2281% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8181% more dangerous
Bristol86.2181% more dangerous
Leicester97.4484% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8784% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2885% more dangerous
Bradford133.0288% more dangerous
Leeds137.1088% more dangerous

Crime in Bottesford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Scunthorpe Yaddlethorpe24237First

Crime in Bottesford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bottesford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bottesford saw a 400% increase in other theft. Bottesford saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-40%--+67%-40%+33%-73%-71%+33%-
Burglary--50%-43%-+300%--+200%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%+100%--50%-+100%-20%--50%-
Other Theft-+400%-+100%+200%-----
Public Order+50%--+100%----50%+200%-
Vehicle Crime-60%-50%-50%-83%-33%-33%----
Violence and Sexual Offences----29%-33%+250%-44%--45%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bottesford

What police force serves Bottesford?
Bottesford's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.
How dangerous is Bottesford?
Bottesford is the safest small town in Lincolnshire.
What is Bottesford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bottesford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bottesford?
Bottesford's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021