Burton Latimer Crime Overview

Burton Latimer is the third most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burton Latimer in 2020 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burton Latimer is the 275th most dangerous small town, and the 1,860th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, 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. April 2020 was also a bad month for Burton Latimer residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.92 per 1,000 residents. Burton Latimer recorded 2 reports of drugs during September 2020, 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 313 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 40% higher than 2019's figure of 188 offences and a difference of 12.78 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Burton Latimer's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Burton Latimer Compared To Northamptonshire

Summary of Crimes in Burton Latimer This Year

 Burton LatimerNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26927.5122,72330.2010% safer
Bicycle Theft60.616760.9048% safer
Burglary262.663,6194.8181% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson717.266,1058.1112% safer
Drugs191.942,0242.6939% safer
Other Crime121.231,6712.2280% safer
Other Theft262.664,4345.89121% safer
Possession of Weapons80.826490.864.9% safer
Public Order676.855,2486.971.8% safer
Robbery50.518331.11118% safer
Shoplifting141.432,7473.65155% safer
Vehicle Crime495.014,6166.1322% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31332.0129,98939.8524% safer

Burton Latimer Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billing40746.4536% safer
Raunds47551.8322% safer
Higham Ferrers47552.6920% safer
Towcester63960.554.0% safer
Desborough71461.981.6% safer
Burton Latimer61663.00-
Irthlingborough63768.228% more dangerous
Rothwell61574.8816% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burton Latimer

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Burton Latimer Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour21211728Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.610.821.10.61Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson574.37Getting worse
Drugs0.510.410.721.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.310.721.51.2Getting worse
Other Theft2. worse
Possession of Weapons0.200.410.410.82Getting worse
Public Order0.610.921.17Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.410.410.51Getting worse
Vehicle Crime53.455Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15201932Getting worse

Changes In Burton Latimer's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Burton Latimer to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burton Latimer63.00-
Barnet67.717% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2224% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2127% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-+375%+307%+67%+65%-+100%-24%+125%-60%
Bicycle Theft-+100%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson-+167%+133%+175%+67%+33%+20%+80%+67%-50%
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%
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 the third 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021