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Crime and Safety in Mablethorpe and Sutton

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Mablethorpe and Sutton is the third most dangerous small town in Lincolnshire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mablethorpe and Sutton in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.90% higher than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mablethorpe and Sutton is the 203rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,273rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Mablethorpe and Sutton was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.47 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Mablethorpe and Sutton residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 33 crimes at a rate of 2.6 per 1,000 residents. Mablethorpe and Sutton recorded 1 report of theft from the person during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for theft from the person in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Mablethorpe and Sutton are violence and sexual offences, with 432 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 389 offences and a difference of 3.41 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Mablethorpe and Sutton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 60% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Mablethorpe and Sutton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Lincolnshire

9% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

0.70% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mablethorpe and Sutton is 9% lower than the East Midlands and 0.70% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mablethorpe and Sutton Crime Rate Over Time

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Mablethorpe and Sutton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Mablethorpe and Sutton 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 Mablethorpe and Sutton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202176959
202072915
2019831,045
2018811,027
201767852
201656706

Crime in Mablethorpe and Sutton Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Mablethorpe and Sutton This Year

 Mablethorpe and SuttonLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33826.7624,31122.24 17% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft201.581,2621.15 27% more dangerous
Burglary705.544,5784.19 24% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1007.9210,0089.16 16% safer
Drugs201.582,1852.00 27% safer
Other Crime171.352,2772.08 54% safer
Other Theft604.755,9605.45 15% safer
Possession of Weapons50.406870.63 58% safer
Public Order907.128,6617.92 11% safer
Robbery70.555050.46 16% more dangerous
Shoplifting1078.475,7285.24 38% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.472850.26 45% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime251.983,2722.99 51% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences43234.2036,82433.69 1.5% more dangerous

Mablethorpe and Sutton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Holbeach63958.9929% safer
Barton-upon-Humber69959.9027% safer
Sleaford1,20961.8923% safer
Louth1,25872.245% safer
Immingham72573.283.6% safer
Mablethorpe and Sutton95975.91-
Gainsborough2,884137.7945% more dangerous
Skegness3,186156.5051% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mablethorpe and Sutton

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Recent Crimes in Mablethorpe and Sutton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poplar AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eagle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charles Wright CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wellington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kings CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sutton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sanders CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Links CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Champion WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Elm AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hall Leas DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The FairwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Byron RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poplar AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marina RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eagle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Bohemia WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Mablethorpe and Sutton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30172827 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.870.710.631.6 Getting worse
Burglary8876 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1112108 Safer
Drugs0.791.40.871.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.951.51.81.4 Getting worse
Other Theft7764.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.630.160.40 Safer
Public Order3.9767 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.710.160.55 Safer
Shoplifting13788 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.400.080.47 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.82.31.72.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32343134 Getting worse

Changes In Mablethorpe and Sutton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Mablethorpe and Sutton's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Queens Park6---232.3

Comparing Mablethorpe and Sutton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0813% safer
Mablethorpe and Sutton75.91-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0516% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Mablethorpe and Sutton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sutton-on-Sea31849First

Crime in Mablethorpe and Sutton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mablethorpe and Sutton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Mablethorpe and Sutton saw a 700% increase in shoplifting. Mablethorpe and Sutton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-22%+160%+246%+22%+66%+14%+127%-11%+121%+100%
Bicycle Theft---33%---+200%---
Burglary-65%-40%+100%-43%+100%-70%+40%-58%--22%
Criminal Damage and Arson-44%-77%-22%-33%+163%--9%-33%-6%-50%
Drugs---67%-+300%---+200%-
Other Crime--33%+400%-50%---+67%-67%-
Other Theft-33%-25%-50%-25%+140%-55%-17%+150%-80%+50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-50%-17%-82%+29%-28%+43%+38%+175%-75%+67%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-40%-29%-50%-73%-39%-43%+143%+700%+175%-60%
Vehicle Crime+25%-83%-50%--33%+200%--86%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-46%-21%-10%+3%-53%-20%+22%+30%-+36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mablethorpe and Sutton

What police force serves Mablethorpe and Sutton?
Mablethorpe and Sutton's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.

How dangerous is Mablethorpe and Sutton?
Mablethorpe and Sutton is the third most dangerous small town in Lincolnshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Mablethorpe and Sutton?
Mablethorpe and Sutton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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