Bourne Crime Overview

Bourne is the second safest small town in Lincolnshire, and is the 162nd most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bourne in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 68% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bourne is the 317th safest small town, and the 3,693rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Bourne was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Bourne residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Bourne recorded 13 reports of vehicle crime during January 2019, making its crime rate of 0.75 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bourne are violence and sexual offences, with 418 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 462 offences and a difference of 2.55 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Bourne's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Bourne Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bourne This Year

 BourneLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35820.6926,90124.6119% safer
Bicycle Theft60.351,4041.28266% safer
Burglary281.625,6665.18220% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson653.7610,0439.19144% safer
Drugs191.102,3542.1595% safer
Other Crime110.642,2752.08225% safer
Other Theft553.185,9095.4170% safer
Possession of Weapons100.587530.6919% safer
Public Order975.618,4147.7037% safer
Robbery10.064840.44633% safer
Shoplifting402.316,0145.50138% safer
Vehicle Crime211.213,7023.39180% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41824.1634,66031.7131% safer

Bourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford17116.01178% safer
Bourne77144.57-
North Hykeham82250.2111% more dangerous
Holbeach59454.8319% more dangerous
Sleaford1,15058.8724% more dangerous
Barton-upon-Humber69259.3025% more dangerous
Stamford1,23459.7625% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bourne

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Recent Crimes in Bourne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Recreation RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wood ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wherry'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Theft from the personOn or near Wherry'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Abbey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaOffender given a drugs possession warning
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leytonstone WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Peregrine PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marigold AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Burghley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Willoughby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cowslip CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Main RoadOffender given penalty notice
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tannery CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketOffender given a caution

Bourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19171121Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.690.810.460.35Safer
Burglary2.52.82.51.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.365.03.8Safer
Drugs1.81.31.21.1Safer
Other Crime1.61.81.40.64Safer
Other Theft3.64.44.03.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.170.290.58Getting worse
Public Order1.22.94.66Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.060.120.06Safer
Shoplifting2.84.33.02.3Safer
Vehicle Crime2.53.03.81.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10172724Getting worse

Changes In Bourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bourne44.57-
Barnet67.7134% more dangerous
Coventry77.4142% more dangerous
Croydon83.2246% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8148% more dangerous
Bristol86.2148% more dangerous
Leicester97.4454% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2858% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Bourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bourne East45947First
Bourne West31242Second

Crime in Bourne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bourne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Bourne saw a 500% increase in public order. Bourne saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 92% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+176%+429%+238%+95%+44%+111%+150%+13%+157%
Bicycle Theft-----50%--50%---
Burglary--83%-67%-75%+200%-71%+50%+150%+100%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+100%-60%+17%+100%-50%-13%-83%-63%-63%
Drugs-+100%-33%----+100%--
Other Crime---67%-+100%--67%--83%-
Other Theft-29%-20%-67%-33%-44%-13%-29%-57%--
Possession of Weapons----+100%-----
Public Order+500%+40%+17%+20%+22%+30%---18%-25%
Shoplifting--80%-80%-75%-33%+75%-67%+150%+133%+400%
Vehicle Crime-33%-80%-67%-92%+50%-25%--75%-50%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-13%-39%+16%+29%+19%+17%-18%-18%-54%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bourne

What police force serves Bourne?
Bourne's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.
How dangerous is Bourne?
Bourne is the second safest small town in Lincolnshire.
What is Bourne's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bourne are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bourne?
Bourne's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021