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Crime and Safety in Raunds

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Raunds is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northamptonshire, and is the 53rd most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Raunds in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 44% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Raunds is the 403rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,560th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Raunds was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Raunds residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Raunds recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Raunds are violence and sexual offences, with 293 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 267 offences and a difference of 2.84 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Raunds's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Raunds 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Northamptonshire

45% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

30% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Raunds is 45% lower than the East Midlands and 30% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Raunds Crime Rate Over Time

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Raunds Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Raunds 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 Raunds

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202156513
202052475
201952476
201854496
201743390
201647427

Crime in Raunds Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Raunds This Year

 RaundsNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17519.0916,09721.39 12% safer
Bicycle Theft10.116130.81 636% safer
Burglary171.852,8113.74 102% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson545.896,0188.00 36% safer
Drugs111.201,9592.60 117% safer
Other Crime181.961,4281.90 3.1% more dangerous
Other Theft363.934,5666.07 54% safer
Possession of Weapons20.227491.00 355% safer
Public Order444.805,3847.15 49% safer
Robbery60.656980.93 43% safer
Shoplifting121.312,8213.75 186% safer
Theft From the Person10.113010.40 264% safer
Vehicle Crime181.963,4494.58 134% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29331.9729,96639.82 25% safer

Raunds Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brackley60739.6341% safer
Wootton73442.4032% safer
Towcester50748.0417% safer
Higham Ferrers46551.589% safer
Raunds51355.97-
Duston90056.490.92% more dangerous
Burton Latimer59660.958% more dangerous
Desborough71461.9810% more dangerous
Irthlingborough59563.7212% more dangerous
Rothwell53164.6513% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Raunds

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Recent Crimes in Raunds

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clare StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shortwoods CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Park StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashfield RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Titty HoLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Whitney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stanwick RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shortwoods CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Grombold AvenueLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laywood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grombold AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grombold AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Laywood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Miller StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinney StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Raunds Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24172419 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.22-0.110.11 Safer
Burglary3.63.73.31.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9756 Safer
Drugs1.81.31.51.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.872.01.52.0 Getting worse
Other Theft3.52.12.53.9 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.220.330.760.22 Safer
Public Order1.82.53.44.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.760.550.65 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.84.91.21.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.110.110.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime652.32.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24222932 Getting worse

Changes In Raunds's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Raunds to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9340% safer
Birmingham49.6013% safer
Raunds55.97-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0338% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Raunds's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Raunds51356First

Crime in Raunds During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Raunds change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Raunds saw a 400% increase in shoplifting. Raunds saw a large fall in other crime during August, when it fell by 75% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+322%+144%+146%-18%+83%-50%-43%-8%+200%
Burglary+200%--67%+200%---50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-+100%-60%+350%-50%+50%-20%+33%-50%
Drugs---+300%+100%-----
Other Crime-50%--50%---75%-50%---
Other Theft+50%-+100%--+25%--50%+50%-33%
Possession of Weapons--------+100%-
Public Order-50%---75%+100%-33%+200%+200%-50%+200%
Robbery-----+200%----
Shoplifting----50%--67%-+400%--
Vehicle Crime+50%--67%+200%-33%--50%-50%-50%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-45%+17%-6%+27%+38%+37%+123%+114%+86%+63%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Raunds

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

How dangerous is Raunds?
Raunds is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northamptonshire.

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

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

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