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Crime and Safety in Louth

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Louth is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Louth in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.1% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Louth is the 232nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,443rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Louth was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Louth residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Louth recorded 9 reports of vehicle crime during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.52 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Louth are violence and sexual offences, with 653 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 1.4% higher than 2020's figure of 644 offences and a difference of 0.52 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Louth's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Louth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Lincolnshire

14% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Louth is 14% lower than the East Midlands and 6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Louth Crime Rate Over Time

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Louth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Louth 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 Louth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021721,258
2020741,290
2019891,542
2018661,156
201751888
201648840

Crime in Louth Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Louth This Year

 LouthLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47927.5124,31122.24 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.401,2621.15 188% safer
Burglary452.584,5784.19 62% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1589.0710,0089.16 0.99% safer
Drugs170.982,1852.00 104% safer
Other Crime352.012,2772.08 3.5% safer
Other Theft915.235,9605.45 4.2% safer
Possession of Weapons130.756870.63 16% more dangerous
Public Order1317.528,6617.92 5% safer
Robbery60.345050.46 35% safer
Shoplifting472.705,7285.24 94% safer
Theft From the Person10.062850.26 333% safer
Vehicle Crime543.103,2722.99 3.5% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences65337.5036,82433.69 10% more dangerous

Louth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
North Hykeham73244.7262% safer
Stamford1,09753.1336% safer
Holbeach63958.9922% safer
Barton-upon-Humber69959.9021% safer
Sleaford1,20961.8917% safer
Louth1,25872.24-
Immingham72573.281.4% more dangerous
Mablethorpe and Sutton95975.914.8% more dangerous
Gainsborough2,884137.7948% more dangerous
Skegness3,186156.5054% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Louth

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Recent Crimes in Louth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hawthorne AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near ChequergateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hardwick CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mount Pleasant AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Bernards AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fowler CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Nottingham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Julian BowerInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tennyson RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nichol HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Mount OlivetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HarringtonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wallis RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyndon CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tennyson RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near ChequergateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near South TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect

Louth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33243428 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.920.750.40 Safer
Burglary3.64.63.72.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121089 Safer
Drugs0.922.11.30.98 Safer
Other Crime1.51.62.12.0 Getting worse
Other Theft684.95 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.400.690.75 Getting worse
Public Order3.8888 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.520.520.34 Getting worse
Shoplifting874.62.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.170.170.06 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.42.52.43.1 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences25423738 Getting worse

Changes In Louth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Louth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.088% safer
Louth72.24-
Croydon82.4812% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0520% more dangerous
Bristol90.5220% more dangerous
Coventry102.2429% more dangerous
Leicester111.5935% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0641% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6444% more dangerous
Bradford132.2845% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Louth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Louth Central & South56279First
Louth North & East69667Second

Crime in Louth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Louth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Louth saw a 500% increase in burglary. Louth saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 95% compared to May in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Louth's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%+66%+22%+15%+15%+69%+49%+121%+109%+111%
Bicycle Theft--50%-33%-+300%-----
Burglary-71%-71%-95%+500%+43%+133%-50%+33%--25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-90%-79%-57%-13%-13%+75%--+89%-42%
Drugs--+33%+150%+100%---67%-83%-
Other Crime-40%-50%+400%+50%+67%-+300%-40%-+500%
Other Theft-33%-47%---44%-25%-63%+83%-67%-13%
Possession of Weapons-50%-------50%--
Public Order-44%-63%--31%-8%+6%+14%+44%-64%+17%
Robbery----+100%-----33%
Shoplifting-73%-60%-60%-45%-90%-43%-75%-30%+100%-67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+33%-33%--86%+20%--20%-33%-50%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+16%-16%-33%--4%-18%-15%-13%-20%+7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Louth

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

How dangerous is Louth?
Louth is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Lincolnshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Louth?
Louth's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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