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Crime and Safety in Bourne

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Bourne is the second safest small town in Lincolnshire, and is the 196th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bourne in 2021 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 85% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bourne is the 203rd safest small town, and the 4,601st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Bourne was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Bourne residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.69 per 1,000 residents. Bourne recorded 6 reports of other crime during November 2019, making its crime rate of 0.35 the worst small town for other crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bourne are violence and sexual offences, with 341 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 23% lower than 2020's figure of 418 offences and a difference of 4.45 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Bourne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021.

Bourne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Lincolnshire

103% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

88% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bourne is 103% lower than the East Midlands and 88% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bourne Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bourne represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Bourne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202141704
202045771
201953922
201845784
201732548
201632549

Crime in Bourne Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bourne This Year

 BourneLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26915.5524,31122.24 43% safer
Bicycle Theft40.231,2621.15 400% safer
Burglary281.624,5784.19 159% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson724.1610,0089.16 120% safer
Drugs191.102,1852.00 82% safer
Other Crime231.332,2772.08 56% safer
Other Theft502.895,9605.45 89% safer
Possession of Weapons50.296870.63 117% safer
Public Order734.228,6617.92 88% safer
Robbery50.295050.46 59% safer
Shoplifting352.025,7285.24 159% safer
Theft From the Person30.172850.26 53% safer
Vehicle Crime462.663,2722.99 12% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34119.7136,82433.69 71% safer

Bourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford60.567166% safer
Bourne70440.69-
North Hykeham73244.729% more dangerous
Stamford1,09753.1323% more dangerous
Holbeach63958.9931% more dangerous
Barton-upon-Humber69959.9032% more dangerous
Sleaford1,20961.8934% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bourne

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Recent Crimes in Bourne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near EastgateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The GablesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Coltsfoot DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near EastgateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Westwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingswayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near EastgateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Paul'S GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The RidingsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thyme AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Springbank DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Godwin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Tully CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The GablesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketOffender given a caution
April 2022DrugsOn or near Manor LaneOffender given a drugs possession warning

Bourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17112116 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.810.460.350.23 Safer
Burglary2.82.51.61.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson65.03.84.2 Safer
Drugs1.31.21.11.1 Safer
Other Crime1.81.40.641.3 Safer
Other Theft4.44.03.22.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.290.580.29 Getting worse
Public Order2.94.664.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.120.060.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.33.02.32.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.23-0.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.81.22.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17272420 Getting worse

Changes In Bourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bourne40.69-
Barnet67.0839% more dangerous
Croydon82.4851% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0555% more dangerous
Bristol90.5255% more dangerous
Coventry102.2460% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0667% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2869% more dangerous
Leeds150.9473% more dangerous

Crime in Bourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bourne East40842First
Bourne West29639Second

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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