Billing Crime Overview

Billing is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northamptonshire, and is the 96th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Billing in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 80% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Billing is the 341st safest small town, and the 3,466th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Billing was the worst small town in Northamptonshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Billing residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.80 per 1,000 residents. Billing recorded 8 reports of criminal damage and arson during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.91 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Billing are violence and sexual offences, with 198 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 0.51% higher than 2019's figure of 197 offences and a difference of 0.12 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Billing's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Billing This Year

 BillingNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16518.8322,72330.2060% safer
Bicycle Theft20.236760.90291% safer
Burglary353.993,6194.8121% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson556.286,1058.1129% safer
Drugs50.572,0242.69372% safer
Other Crime91.031,6712.22116% safer
Other Theft202.284,4345.89158% safer
Public Order353.995,2486.9775% safer
Robbery40.468331.11141% safer
Shoplifting60.682,7473.65437% safer
Theft From the Person10.112830.38245% safer
Vehicle Crime374.224,6166.1345% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19822.6029,98939.8576% safer

Crime in Billing Compared To Northamptonshire

Billing Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wootton38722.36108% safer
Duston42726.8073% safer
Brackley57537.5424% safer
Billing40746.45-
Raunds47551.8310% more dangerous
Higham Ferrers47552.6912% more dangerous
Towcester63960.5523% more dangerous
Desborough71461.9825% more dangerous
Burton Latimer61663.0026% more dangerous

Billing Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21201019Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.340.110.23Safer
Burglary4.03.34.74.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.93.966Getting worse
Drugs0.680.910.570.57Safer
Other Crime0.801.01.11.0Getting worse
Other Theft3.02.82.32.3Safer
Public Order1.31.51.34.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.61.30.340.46Safer
Shoplifting0.911.92.80.68Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.110.11No change
Vehicle Crime7674.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15172223Getting worse

Changes In Billing's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Billing to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Billing46.45-
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% 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 November, when Billing saw a 500% increase in other theft. Billing saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 90% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+260%+400%+100%-22%+33%+20%+120%-18%+220%+350%
Burglary-50%-+100%+100%--67%-20%+400%-33%+250%
Criminal Damage and Arson+167%+50%+50%-20%-67%-25%+100%+200%+50%-50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime--------+200%-
Other Theft----+50%-+100%-+500%+50%
Public Order+200%--+400%+300%+100%+100%+200%+200%+100%
Shoplifting-------67%---
Vehicle Crime-+200%+75%---90%-82%-+25%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%+38%+100%+8%-54%+45%-20%+27%+6%+64%

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021