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Crime and Safety in Spalding, Lincolnshire

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Spalding is the safest medium-sized towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Spalding in 2021 was 73 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, Spalding is the 92nd safest medium-sized town, and the 1,416th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Spalding was the worst medium-sized town in Lincolnshire for bicycle theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Spalding residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Spalding recorded 3 reports of robbery during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Spalding are violence and sexual offences, with 1,155 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 1,079 offences and a difference of 2.13 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Spalding's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 112% from 2020's figure of 17 crimes.

Spalding 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Lincolnshire

14% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

5% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Spalding is 14% lower than the East Midlands and 5% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Spalding Crime Rate Over Time

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Spalding Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Spalding 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 Spalding

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021732,592
2020702,511
2019782,768
2018702,505
2017491,736
2016461,652

Crime in Spalding Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Spalding This Year

 SpaldingLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour78722.0724,31122.24 0.77% safer
Bicycle Theft701.961,2621.15 41% more dangerous
Burglary1383.874,5784.19 8% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2226.2310,0089.16 47% safer
Drugs762.132,1852.00 6% more dangerous
Other Crime471.322,2772.08 58% safer
Other Theft1865.225,9605.45 4.4% safer
Possession of Weapons260.736870.63 14% more dangerous
Public Order2196.148,6617.92 29% safer
Robbery200.565050.46 18% more dangerous
Shoplifting1885.275,7285.24 0.57% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.222850.26 18% safer
Vehicle Crime2376.653,2722.99 55% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,15532.3936,82433.69 4.0% safer

Spalding Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Spalding2,59272.69-
Cleethorpes3,11981.4611% more dangerous
Grantham3,75284.2214% more dangerous
Boston3,66199.8227% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Spalding

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Recent Crimes in Spalding

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Balmoral AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Holyrood WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Winsover RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Victoria MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ash CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coronation CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Park AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Jubilee CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near Bedford PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Clover WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westlode StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ellen CrescentAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Third AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hereward RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Lucerne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Spalding Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20142922 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft3.03.13.72.0 Safer
Burglary4.73.84.53.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7876 Safer
Drugs2.72.92.62.1 Safer
Other Crime1.11.71.51.3 Getting worse
Other Theft664.25 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.01.00.900.73 Safer
Public Order3.8666 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.760.700.56 Getting worse
Shoplifting12775 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.650.480.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.42.92.67 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences25343032 Getting worse

Changes In Spalding's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Spalding's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field121345718

Comparing Spalding to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.088% safer
Spalding72.69-
Croydon82.4812% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0519% 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 Spalding's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Spalding North1,26397First

Crime in Spalding During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Spalding change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Spalding saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Spalding saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 81% compared to April in 2019. Public Order saw a fall in every month of Spalding's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+30%+217%+300%+35%+102%+56%+74%+153%+122%+66%
Bicycle Theft+129%-30%-11%+25%-16%-69%-38%+275%+56%+200%
Burglary-35%+56%+50%-17%+100%-17%+67%+78%+125%-23%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%+6%-41%+5%-53%-42%-28%-6%-6%-52%
Drugs+7%-+50%-15%-43%-50%-25%+25%+29%-61%
Other Crime-75%-75%-29%-22%-67%+150%+20%+167%-57%-
Other Theft--48%-39%--59%-48%-+25%-9%-8%
Possession of Weapons+100%+67%--67%+100%-33%-17%-75%-60%-20%
Public Order-33%-5%-33%+29%-5%-14%-13%-5%-22%-22%
Robbery-75%+100%-25%-----+100%-50%
Shoplifting-35%-80%-75%-65%-53%-6%+31%-16%+50%-49%
Theft From the Person---75%+100%--33%+100%-+300%-
Vehicle Crime-50%-81%-10%--57%-23%-+57%+14%+75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-19%-35%+2%-14%-14%+24%-12%-7%-5%-39%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Spalding

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

How dangerous is Spalding?
Spalding is the safest medium-sized town in Lincolnshire.

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

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

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