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Crime and Safety in Holbeach

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Holbeach is among the top 5 safest small towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 82nd most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Holbeach in 2021 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Holbeach is the 379th most dangerous small town, and the 2,329th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Holbeach was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Holbeach residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.65 per 1,000 residents. Holbeach recorded 6 reports of other crime during May 2018, making its crime rate of 0.55 the worst small town for other crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Holbeach are violence and sexual offences, with 313 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 290 offences and a difference of 2.12 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Holbeach's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Holbeach 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Lincolnshire

40% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

30% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Holbeach is 40% lower than the East Midlands and 30% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Holbeach Crime Rate Over Time

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Holbeach Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Holbeach 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 Holbeach

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202159639
202055594
201960646
201854583
201736388
201638412

Crime in Holbeach Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Holbeach This Year

 HolbeachLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20218.6524,31122.24 19% safer
Bicycle Theft50.461,2621.15 150% safer
Burglary373.424,5784.19 23% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson676.1810,0089.16 48% safer
Drugs121.112,1852.00 80% safer
Other Crime242.222,2772.08 6% more dangerous
Other Theft343.145,9605.45 74% safer
Possession of Weapons90.836870.63 24% more dangerous
Public Order666.098,6617.92 30% safer
Robbery10.095050.46 411% safer
Shoplifting363.325,7285.24 58% safer
Theft From the Person20.182850.26 44% safer
Vehicle Crime333.053,2722.99 2.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences31328.8936,82433.69 17% safer

Holbeach Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford60.5610434% safer
Bourne70440.6945% safer
North Hykeham73244.7232% safer
Stamford1,09753.1311% safer
Holbeach63958.99-
Barton-upon-Humber69959.901.5% more dangerous
Sleaford1,20961.894.7% more dangerous
Louth1,25872.2418% more dangerous
Immingham72573.2820% more dangerous
Mablethorpe and Sutton95975.9122% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Holbeach

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Recent Crimes in Holbeach

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near Willders GarthOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Star LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A17Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrington CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sluice RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The ChaseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near East Elloe AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrington CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Greenwich AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harrington CroftUnable to prosecute suspect

Holbeach Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16172319 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.650.740.650.46 Safer
Burglary3.64.23.33.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7866 Safer
Drugs1.01.72.01.1 Getting worse
Other Crime2.71.91.62.2 Getting worse
Other Theft5.04.33.33.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.740.740.83 Getting worse
Public Order3.14.73.86 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.090.280.09 Safer
Shoplifting64.63.33.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)---0.18No change
Vehicle Crime3.52.53.13.0 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences21262729 Getting worse

Changes In Holbeach's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Holbeach's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Holbeach that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Carter's Park3-2-173.2

Comparing Holbeach to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Holbeach58.99-
Barnet67.0812% more dangerous
Croydon82.4828% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0534% more dangerous
Bristol90.5235% more dangerous
Coventry102.2442% more dangerous
Leicester111.5947% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0652% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Holbeach's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holbeach50967First

Crime in Holbeach During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Holbeach change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Holbeach saw a 300% increase in burglary. Holbeach saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 92% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-9%+123%+75%+47%+30%+14%+70%+47%-33%+150%
Burglary+133%+200%-25%+300%-62%---33%--92%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%+20%-86%+80%-73%--45%+29%+25%+25%
Drugs--+50%--80%---50%--
Other Crime----50%--+200%--50%+200%
Other Theft-50%-67%-50%-20%-29%-40%--+300%-67%
Possession of Weapons---+50%---+100%--
Public Order+100%-71%+100%--80%-29%+67%+100%--80%
Shoplifting-25%-50%+100%-86%-40%-80%+33%+50%-60%-33%
Vehicle Crime+67%-+100%-50%--+50%+100%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-54%-20%+10%-15%+17%+22%+36%+81%+33%+20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Holbeach

What police force serves Holbeach?
Holbeach's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.

How dangerous is Holbeach?
Holbeach is among the top 5 safest small town in Lincolnshire.

What is Holbeach's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Holbeach are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Holbeach?
Holbeach's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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