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Crime and Safety in Stamford

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Stamford is among the top 5 safest small towns in Lincolnshire, and is the 115th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stamford in 2021 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stamford is the 379th safest small town, and the 2,921st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Stamford was the worst small town in Lincolnshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Stamford residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Stamford recorded 7 reports of burglary during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.34 the worst small town for burglary in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stamford are violence and sexual offences, with 533 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 4.9% lower than 2020's figure of 559 offences and a difference of 1.26 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Stamford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Stamford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Lincolnshire

55% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

44% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stamford is 55% lower than the East Midlands and 44% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stamford Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Stamford 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 Stamford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021531,097
2020601,234
2019781,605
2018581,204
201745931
201639799

Crime in Stamford Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stamford This Year

 StamfordLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43120.8724,31122.24 7% safer
Bicycle Theft100.481,2621.15 140% safer
Burglary401.944,5784.19 116% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1185.7110,0089.16 60% safer
Drugs361.742,1852.00 15% safer
Other Crime311.502,2772.08 39% safer
Other Theft924.465,9605.45 22% safer
Possession of Weapons180.876870.63 28% more dangerous
Public Order793.838,6617.92 107% safer
Robbery80.395050.46 18% safer
Shoplifting633.055,7285.24 72% safer
Theft From the Person60.292850.26 10% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime633.053,2722.99 2.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences53325.8136,82433.69 31% safer

Stamford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bottesford60.569388% safer
Bourne70440.6931% safer
North Hykeham73244.7219% safer
Stamford1,09753.13-
Holbeach63958.9910% more dangerous
Barton-upon-Humber69959.9011% more dangerous
Sleaford1,20961.8914% more dangerous
Louth1,25872.2426% more dangerous
Immingham72573.2827% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stamford

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Recent Crimes in Stamford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near All Saints' StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Witham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Gresley DriveOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near All Saints' PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WaterfurlongInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cornwall RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Glen CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Peter'S HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Theatre/Concert HallUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Mary'S PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near High Street St Martin'SInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Willoughby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Masterton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stamford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19152521 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.30.730.440.48 Safer
Burglary4.24.42.91.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson71076 Safer
Drugs0.921.32.01.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.31.31.5 Getting worse
Other Theft8954.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.530.440.87 Getting worse
Public Order2.9553.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.530.340.39 Getting worse
Shoplifting983.23.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.921.40.390.29 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.04.34.23.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19312726 Getting worse

Changes In Stamford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Stamford's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Belton Gardens9---413.9

Comparing Stamford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stamford53.13-
Barnet67.0821% more dangerous
Croydon82.4836% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0541% more dangerous
Bristol90.5241% more dangerous
Coventry102.2448% more dangerous
Leicester111.5952% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Stamford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stamford Central, West and South61955First
Stamford North47851Second

Crime in Stamford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stamford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Stamford saw a 800% increase in drugs. Stamford saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 94% compared to April in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Stamford's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+30%+165%+129%+104%-+37%+79%+27%+26%+26%
Bicycle Theft--+300%-------
Burglary-50%-50%-67%-75%-38%-43%-17%-13%-75%-8%
Criminal Damage and Arson+38%-65%-48%-17%-55%-23%-84%-35%-30%-15%
Drugs+300%-80%+50%+600%+800%-50%+100%-67%-75%+400%
Other Crime-25%+33%---33%--25%-+50%+100%
Other Theft-8%-23%-73%-76%-28%-48%-47%-56%-22%-8%
Possession of Weapons-------50%---
Public Order+33%+20%-56%+38%+100%-44%-50%+33%--
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-55%-94%-81%-92%-64%-11%-80%-60%-30%-83%
Theft From the Person+100%----50%----83%-
Vehicle Crime+233%-60%+31%+300%-44%+100%-67%+36%-81%-63%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-30%-8%-28%-27%+32%-32%+2%+17%-37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stamford

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

How dangerous is Stamford?
Stamford is among the top 5 safest small town in Lincolnshire.

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

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

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