Grantham Crime Overview

Grantham is the second safest medium-sized town in Lincolnshire, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grantham in 2020 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grantham is the 86th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 964th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Grantham had the worst crime rate in Lincolnshire for vehicle crime, with 40 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.90 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2015 was also a bad month for Grantham residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Grantham are violence and sexual offences, with 1,385 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 24% lower than 2019's figure of 1,715 offences and a difference of 7.41 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Grantham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 186% from 2019's figure of 20 crimes.

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Crime in Grantham Compared To Lincolnshire

Summary of Crimes in Grantham This Year

 GranthamLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,24727.9926,90124.6112% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft791.771,4041.2828% more dangerous
Burglary2575.775,6665.1810% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson48510.8910,0439.1916% more dangerous
Drugs1603.592,3542.1540% more dangerous
Other Crime801.802,2752.0816% safer
Other Theft2194.925,9095.4110% safer
Possession of Weapons340.767530.699% more dangerous
Public Order3578.018,4147.703.9% more dangerous
Robbery180.404840.4410% safer
Shoplifting3227.236,0145.5024% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.163010.2875% safer
Vehicle Crime1954.383,7023.3923% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,38531.0934,66031.712.0% safer

Grantham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Spalding2,62373.5610% safer
Grantham3,59880.76-
Cleethorpes3,16682.682.3% more dangerous
Boston3,781103.0922% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grantham

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Grantham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35242228Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.31.32.31.8Safer
Burglary6666Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9101311Getting worse
Drugs3.12.73.73.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.42.21.8Safer
Other Theft7774.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.761.11.20.76Safer
Public Order3.45108Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.830.610.40Safer
Shoplifting1112137Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.650.450.16Safer
Vehicle Crime74.34.94.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16233831Getting worse

Changes In Grantham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Grantham to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7119% safer
Coventry77.414.3% safer
Grantham80.76-
Croydon83.223.0% more dangerous
Sheffield85.816% more dangerous
Bristol86.216% more dangerous
Leicester97.4417% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8721% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2825% more dangerous
Bradford133.0239% more dangerous
Leeds137.1041% more dangerous

Crime in Grantham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grantham North East64265Third
Grantham North West945102First
Grantham South West72595Second

Crime in Grantham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Grantham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Grantham saw a 400% increase in possession of weapons. Grantham saw a large fall in bicycle theft during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019. Rates of other theft and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Grantham's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-21%+220%+49%+32%+44%+26%+27%-8%+25%+9%
Bicycle Theft-40%-17%+17%-30%-25%-80%-20%-31%-50%+33%
Burglary-13%-10%-59%-12%+19%-69%+63%+33%+22%+154%
Criminal Damage and Arson+2%-8%-26%+5%-4%-29%-32%-8%-16%-38%
Drugs-31%+13%-17%+240%-25%-18%-31%+25%+22%-31%
Other Crime+14%-78%+100%+25%--17%-25%-60%-58%-33%
Other Theft-28%-41%-48%-33%-23%-62%-46%+36%-41%-33%
Possession of Weapons-33%-67%+400%+33%--75%-70%-67%--60%
Public Order-27%-32%+17%-3%-56%-31%-21%+8%-10%-48%
Robbery-50%-50%-50%---+33%---
Shoplifting-57%-61%-24%-67%-42%-77%-41%-15%-53%+21%
Theft From the Person-------67%+100%--
Vehicle Crime+133%-71%-7%-72%-11%-42%+14%+167%-48%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences-19%-47%-28%-27%-15%-+2%-39%-39%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Grantham

What police force serves Grantham?
Grantham's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.
How dangerous is Grantham?
Grantham is the second safest medium-sized town in Lincolnshire.
What is Grantham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Grantham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Grantham?
Grantham's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021