Mablethorpe and Sutton Crime Overview

Mablethorpe and Sutton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mablethorpe and Sutton in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.5% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mablethorpe and Sutton is the 178th most dangerous small town, and the 1,307th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Mablethorpe and Sutton was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.63 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2019 was also a bad month for Mablethorpe and Sutton residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Mablethorpe and Sutton recorded 6 reports of bicycle theft during April 2017, making its crime rate of 0.47 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Mablethorpe and Sutton are violence and sexual offences, with 389 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 433 offences and a difference of 3.49 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Mablethorpe and Sutton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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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 Behaviour34927.6326,90124.6111% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.631,4041.28103% safer
Burglary866.815,6665.1824% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1269.9710,0439.198% more dangerous
Drugs110.872,3542.15147% safer
Other Crime231.822,2752.0814% safer
Other Theft705.545,9095.412.3% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.167530.69331% safer
Public Order796.258,4147.7023% safer
Robbery20.164840.44175% safer
Shoplifting977.686,0145.5028% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.083010.28250% safer
Vehicle Crime211.663,7023.39104% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38930.7934,66031.713.0% safer

Mablethorpe and Sutton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Holbeach59454.8332% safer
Sleaford1,15058.8723% safer
Barton-upon-Humber69259.3022% safer
Stamford1,23459.7621% safer
Immingham67267.927% safer
Mablethorpe and Sutton91572.43-
Louth1,29074.082.2% more dangerous
Gainsborough2,629125.6042% more dangerous
Skegness2,938144.3250% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mablethorpe and Sutton

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Mablethorpe and Sutton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30301728Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.50.870.710.63Safer
Burglary11887Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8111210Safer
Drugs1.20.791.40.87Safer
Other Crime0.790.951.51.8Getting worse
Other Theft8776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.550.630.16Safer
Public Order2.13.976Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.550.710.16Safer
Shoplifting131378Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.400.400.08Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.82.31.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19323431Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Queens Park6---232.3

Comparing Mablethorpe and Sutton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.717% safer
Mablethorpe and Sutton72.43-
Coventry77.416% more dangerous
Croydon83.2213% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8116% more dangerous
Bristol86.2116% more dangerous
Leicester97.4426% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8730% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2832% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1047% more dangerous

Crime in Mablethorpe and Sutton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sutton-on-Sea34954First

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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021