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Crime and Safety in Burton Latimer

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Burton Latimer is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Northamptonshire, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burton Latimer in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 32% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burton Latimer is the 352nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,154th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Burton Latimer was the worst small town in Northamptonshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Burton Latimer residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.92 per 1,000 residents. Burton Latimer recorded 2 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for drugs in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Burton Latimer are violence and sexual offences, with 374 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 313 offences and a difference of 6.24 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Burton Latimer's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Burton Latimer 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Northamptonshire

35% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

25% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Burton Latimer is 35% lower than the East Midlands and 25% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Burton Latimer Crime Rate Over Time

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Burton Latimer Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Burton Latimer 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 Burton Latimer

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202161596
202063616
201945439
201842410
201741401
201644432

Crime in Burton Latimer Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Burton Latimer This Year

 Burton LatimerNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19119.5316,09721.39 10% safer
Bicycle Theft30.316130.81 161% safer
Burglary121.232,8113.74 204% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson505.116,0188.00 57% safer
Drugs181.841,9592.60 41% safer
Other Crime121.231,4281.90 54% safer
Other Theft313.174,5666.07 91% safer
Possession of Weapons60.617491.00 64% safer
Public Order596.035,3847.15 19% safer
Robbery70.726980.93 29% safer
Shoplifting50.512,8213.75 635% safer
Vehicle Crime191.943,4494.58 136% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37438.2529,96639.82 4.1% safer

Burton Latimer Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wootton73442.4044% safer
Towcester50748.0427% safer
Higham Ferrers46551.5818% safer
Raunds51355.979% safer
Duston90056.498% safer
Burton Latimer59660.95-
Desborough71461.981.7% more dangerous
Irthlingborough59563.724.3% more dangerous
Rothwell53164.656% more dangerous
Billing82994.6036% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burton Latimer

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Recent Crimes in Burton Latimer

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near Brooks CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wheatfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conway DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near QueenswayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alice DriveLocal resolution
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near QueenswayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brent CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Isebrook CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conway DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alice DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Charles CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conway DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodcock StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Burton Latimer Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21172820 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.821.10.610.31 Safer
Burglary4.762.71.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.375 Safer
Drugs0.410.721.91.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.721.51.21.2 Getting worse
Other Theft1.72.72.73.2 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.410.410.820.61 Getting worse
Public Order0.921.176 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.410.510.72 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.72.21.40.51 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.4551.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20193238 Getting worse

Changes In Burton Latimer's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Burton Latimer to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burton Latimer60.95-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2440% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Burton Latimer During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burton Latimer change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Burton Latimer saw a 1,000% increase in public order. Burton Latimer saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 90% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+375%+307%+67%+65%-+100%-24%+125%-60%
Bicycle Theft-+100%--------
Burglary-67%+125%-50%-60%-75%--25%-60%--90%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+167%+133%+175%+67%+33%+20%+80%+67%-50%
Drugs------50%+100%-+100%+200%
Other Crime-33%----80%-----
Other Theft-67%+33%+100%-25%---25%-50%+100%-
Possession of Weapons-------+100%--
Public Order+200%+500%-+167%+100%+800%+1,000%-+100%+300%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--+100%--50%-----
Vehicle Crime-20%+700%-75%-86%--50%--40%-56%+25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+35%-+35%+386%+41%-38%+227%+100%+79%+30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burton Latimer

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

How dangerous is Burton Latimer?
Burton Latimer is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Burton Latimer?
Burton Latimer's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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