North Hykeham Crime Overview

North Hykeham is the third safest small town in Lincolnshire, and is the 131st most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North Hykeham in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 49% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North Hykeham is the 399th safest small town, and the 3,029th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, North Hykeham was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for bicycle theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.55 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for North Hykeham residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. North Hykeham recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.67 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in North Hykeham are violence and sexual offences, with 339 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 9% lower than 2019's figure of 368 offences and a difference of 1.77 from 2019's crime rate of 22. North Hykeham's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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See how North Hykeham shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how North Hykeham and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in North Hykeham Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in North Hykeham This Year

 North HykehamLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47428.9626,90124.6115% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft382.321,4041.2845% more dangerous
Burglary523.185,6665.1863% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1307.9410,0439.1916% safer
Drugs201.222,3542.1576% safer
Other Crime271.652,2752.0826% safer
Other Theft462.815,9095.4193% safer
Possession of Weapons70.437530.6960% safer
Public Order623.798,4147.70103% safer
Robbery30.184840.44144% safer
Shoplifting603.676,0145.5050% safer
Vehicle Crime382.323,7023.3946% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33920.7134,66031.7153% safer

North Hykeham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford17116.01214% safer
Bourne77144.5713% safer
North Hykeham82250.21-
Holbeach59454.838% more dangerous
Sleaford1,15058.8715% more dangerous
Barton-upon-Humber69259.3015% more dangerous
Stamford1,23459.7616% more dangerous
Immingham67267.9226% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North Hykeham

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North Hykeham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour23211329Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.861.51.42.3Getting worse
Burglary2. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5778Getting worse
Drugs0.611.20.981.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.20.861.6Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons-0.180.370.43Getting worse
Public Order0.611.53.43.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) change
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences7122221Getting worse

Changes In North Hykeham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in North Hykeham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in North Hykeham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hykeham Memorial Playing Fields & Pavilion Club2---151.8
Witham Fields Sports Ground5----00.83

Comparing North Hykeham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
North Hykeham50.21-
Barnet67.7126% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2240% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2142% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in North Hykeham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
North Hykeham North57773First
North Hykeham South28534Second

Crime in North Hykeham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in North Hykeham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when North Hykeham saw a 800% increase in bicycle theft. North Hykeham saw a large fall in other theft during September, when it fell by 83% compared to September in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+79%+7%+271%+375%+73%+254%+215%+250%+104%+8%
Bicycle Theft+200%-+100%-25%+100%+800%+100%+350%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+150%-23%-55%-33%-+25%-36%+220%+71%+13%
Other Crime--50%+100%--+100%+100%+100%+300%-
Other Theft-38%-20%-67%-50%+25%+25%-83%+100%-40%-67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%+100%-33%+67%+33%+300%-70%+67%+14%-
Vehicle Crime--64%-60%-40%---43%--40%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences+29%-12%-24%-10%+50%-23%+36%+52%-35%-60%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in North Hykeham

What police force serves North Hykeham?
North Hykeham's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.
How dangerous is North Hykeham?
North Hykeham is the third safest small town in Lincolnshire.
What is North Hykeham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in North Hykeham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in North Hykeham?
North Hykeham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021