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Crime and Safety in Billing

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Billing is the most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Billing in 2021 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% higher than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Billing is the 93rd most dangerous small town, and the 659th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Billing was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.68 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Billing residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 2.3 per 1,000 residents. Billing recorded 4 reports of other crime during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.46 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Billing are violence and sexual offences, with 414 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 2.2% higher than 2020's figure of 405 offences and a difference of 1.02 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Billing's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Billing 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Northamptonshire

14% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

23% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Billing is 14% higher than the East Midlands and 23% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Billing Crime Rate Over Time

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Billing Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Billing represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Billing

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202195829
202091800
201995830
201873643
201776667
201661538

Crime in Billing Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Billing This Year

 BillingNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20623.5116,09721.39 9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.236130.81 252% safer
Burglary374.222,8113.74 11% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10011.416,0188.00 30% more dangerous
Drugs101.141,9592.60 128% safer
Other Crime252.851,4281.90 33% more dangerous
Other Theft8910.164,5666.07 40% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.807491.00 25% safer
Public Order596.735,3847.15 6% safer
Robbery70.806980.93 16% safer
Shoplifting515.822,8213.75 36% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.113010.40 264% safer
Vehicle Crime273.083,4494.58 49% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41447.2429,96639.82 16% more dangerous

Billing Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Duston90056.4967% safer
Burton Latimer59660.9555% safer
Desborough71461.9853% safer
Irthlingborough59563.7248% safer
Rothwell53164.6546% safer
Billing82994.60-

Crime Over Time in Billing

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Recent Crimes in Billing

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station EndUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sharrow PlaceAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clipston Field PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mushroom Field RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Foskitt CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kingscroft CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bellropes SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Worcester CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hawk Esbeard PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Camberley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whiteheart CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hanemill CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Camberley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Inglewood CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sharrow PlaceAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Foskitt CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Billing Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29203524 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.570.570.230.23 Safer
Burglary7974.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8101211 Getting worse
Drugs1.41.01.61.1 Safer
Other Crime1.72.31.42.8 Getting worse
Other Theft4.84.14.110 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.340.910.230.80 Safer
Public Order2.52.767 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.60.801.00.80 Safer
Shoplifting2.782.06 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.230.110.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime91693.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33394647 Getting worse

Changes In Billing's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Billing to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93137% safer
Birmingham49.6091% safer
Barnet67.0841% safer
Croydon82.4815% safer
Sheffield90.035% safer
Bristol90.524.5% safer
Billing94.60-
Leicester111.5915% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0623% more dangerous
Bradford132.2828% more dangerous
Leeds150.9437% more dangerous

Crime in Billing During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Billing change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Billing saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Billing saw a large fall in vehicle crime during October, when it fell by 95% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+92%+205%+157%-+31%+47%+122%+6%+54%+180%
Burglary-50%-67%+167%+100%--76%+25%+100%-50%+350%
Criminal Damage and Arson+333%-+71%--50%-17%-+11%+25%+33%
Drugs+100%-+200%-----+100%-
Other Crime-50%----50%----25%+100%
Other Theft--83%--67%+50%-50%+50%-+400%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%--+233%+150%-+20%+133%+100%+150%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting--90%-73%-45%---80%---75%
Vehicle Crime-+150%+500%--78%-93%-94%-95%-53%-20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+65%+16%+17%+116%-27%+43%-22%+48%+48%+46%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Billing

What police force serves Billing?
Billing's local territorial police force is the Northamptonshire Police.

How dangerous is Billing?
Billing is the most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire.

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

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

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