Holbeach Crime Overview

Holbeach is among the top 5 safest small towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 105th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Holbeach in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Holbeach is the 384th most dangerous small town, and the 2,536th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Holbeach was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2018 was also a bad month for Holbeach residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.55 per 1,000 residents. Holbeach recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during February 2018, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Holbeach are violence and sexual offences, with 290 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 4.1% higher than 2019's figure of 278 offences and a difference of 1.11 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Holbeach's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 67% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Holbeach Compared To Lincolnshire

Summary of Crimes in Holbeach This Year

 HolbeachLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24922.9926,90124.617% safer
Bicycle Theft70.651,4041.2897% safer
Burglary363.325,6665.1856% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson645.9110,0439.1955% safer
Drugs222.032,3542.156% safer
Other Crime171.572,2752.0832% safer
Other Theft363.325,9095.4163% safer
Possession of Weapons80.747530.697% more dangerous
Public Order413.788,4147.70104% safer
Robbery30.284840.4457% safer
Shoplifting363.326,0145.5066% safer
Vehicle Crime343.143,7023.398% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29026.7734,66031.7118% safer

Holbeach Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford17116.01242% safer
Bourne77144.5723% safer
North Hykeham82250.219% safer
Holbeach59454.83-
Sleaford1,15058.877% more dangerous
Barton-upon-Humber69259.308% more dangerous
Stamford1,23459.768% more dangerous
Immingham67267.9219% more dangerous
Mablethorpe and Sutton91572.4324% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Holbeach

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Holbeach Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22161723Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.550.650.740.65Getting worse
Burglary5.03.64.23.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.6786Safer
Drugs0.281.01.72.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.832.71.91.6Safer
Other Theft4.05.04.33.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.460.370.740.74Getting worse
Public Order1.53.14.73.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.090.090.28Getting worse
Shoplifting4.364.63.3Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.52.53.1Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11212627Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Holbeach to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Holbeach54.83-
Barnet67.7119% more dangerous
Coventry77.4129% more dangerous
Croydon83.2234% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8136% more dangerous
Bristol86.2136% more dangerous
Leicester97.4444% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8747% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2849% more dangerous
Bradford133.0259% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% more dangerous

Crime in Holbeach's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holbeach43057First

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 towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021