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Crime and Safety in Grantham, Lincolnshire

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Grantham is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grantham in 2021 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grantham is the 81st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 950th 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 38 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.85 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Grantham are violence and sexual offences, with 1,480 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 1,346 offences and a difference of 3.01 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Grantham's least common crime is robbery, with 11 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 64% from 2020's figure of 18 crimes.

Grantham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Lincolnshire

2.0% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

9% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Grantham is 2.0% higher than the East Midlands and 9% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Grantham Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Grantham 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 Grantham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021843,752
2020793,516
20191004,471
2018773,422
2017672,972
2016562,475

Crime in Grantham Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Grantham This Year

 GranthamLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,20927.1424,31122.24 18% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft691.551,2621.15 26% more dangerous
Burglary2786.244,5784.19 33% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson4229.4710,0089.16 3.3% more dangerous
Drugs1052.362,1852.00 15% more dangerous
Other Crime861.932,2772.08 8% safer
Other Theft2445.485,9605.45 0.55% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons330.746870.63 15% more dangerous
Public Order3698.288,6617.92 4.3% more dangerous
Robbery110.255050.46 84% safer
Shoplifting52111.695,7285.24 55% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.252850.26 4.0% safer
Vehicle Crime1232.763,2722.99 8% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,48033.2236,82433.69 1.4% safer

Grantham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Spalding2,59272.6916% safer
Cleethorpes3,11981.463.4% safer
Grantham3,75284.22-
Boston3,66199.8216% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grantham

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Recent Crimes in Grantham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Agnes StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grimsthorpe CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Elmer Street SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wordsworth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Catherine'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wilks RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near St Peter'S HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Trent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mayflower MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Church StreetOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Springfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Newton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Commercial RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Elmer Street SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Christchurch RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Grantham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23212727 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.32.21.71.6 Safer
Burglary6566 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson912119 Safer
Drugs2.63.63.62.4 Safer
Other Crime2.42.11.81.9 Safer
Other Theft774.85 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.11.20.760.74 Safer
Public Order51088 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.830.580.400.25 Safer
Shoplifting1213712 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.630.450.160.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.34.64.22.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23373033 Getting worse

Changes In Grantham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Grantham to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0826% safer
Croydon82.482.1% safer
Grantham84.22-
Sheffield90.056% more dangerous
Bristol90.527% more dangerous
Coventry102.2418% more dangerous
Leicester111.5925% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0632% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6435% more dangerous
Bradford132.2836% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Grantham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grantham North East60861Third
Grantham North West1,060115First
Grantham South West73797Second

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. Grantham saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including other theft, shoplifting, and violence and sexual offences.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-18%+216%+49%+23%+42%+22%+26%-6%+19%+4%
Bicycle Theft-40%-17%+17%-22%-42%-80%-20%-31%-40%+33%
Burglary-17%-14%-67%-24%+32%-68%+86%+21%+29%+154%
Criminal Damage and Arson--5%-26%-9%-7%-28%-38%--19%-38%
Drugs-31%+13%-17%+240%-25%-10%-31%+25%+29%-31%
Other Crime+14%-78%+100%+25%--17%-14%-60%-58%-27%
Other Theft-28%-39%-47%-38%-21%-63%-44%+36%-41%-33%
Possession of Weapons-33%-67%+400%+33%--75%-70%-67%--60%
Public Order-34%-35%+17%-3%-56%-37%-21%+11%-7%-48%
Robbery-50%-50%-50%---+33%+33%--
Shoplifting-58%-61%-24%-67%-42%-77%-41%-15%-53%+21%
Theft From the Person-------67%+100%--
Vehicle Crime+100%-69%-13%-69%+6%-47%+33%+171%-48%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%-45%-28%-26%-20%-6%+3%-39%-37%-32%

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 most dangerous 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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