Raunds Crime Overview

Raunds is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northamptonshire, and is the 75th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Raunds in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 61% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Raunds is the 414th most dangerous small town, and the 2,839th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Raunds was the worst small town in Northamptonshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.65 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Raunds residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Raunds recorded 2 reports of other crime during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for other crime in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Raunds are violence and sexual offences, with 267 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 24% higher than 2019's figure of 202 offences and a difference of 7.09 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Raunds's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Raunds Compared To Northamptonshire

Summary of Crimes in Raunds This Year

 RaundsNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22024.0022,72330.2026% safer
Bicycle Theft10.116760.90718% safer
Burglary303.273,6194.8147% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson505.466,1058.1149% safer
Drugs141.532,0242.6976% safer
Other Crime141.531,6712.2245% safer
Other Theft232.514,4345.89135% safer
Possession of Weapons70.766490.8613% safer
Public Order313.385,2486.97106% safer
Robbery50.558331.11102% safer
Shoplifting111.202,7473.65204% safer
Theft From the Person10.112830.38245% safer
Vehicle Crime212.294,6166.13168% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26729.1329,98939.8537% safer

Raunds Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wootton38722.36132% safer
Duston42726.8093% safer
Brackley57537.5438% safer
Billing40746.4512% safer
Raunds47551.83-
Higham Ferrers47552.691.6% more dangerous
Towcester63960.5514% more dangerous
Desborough71461.9816% more dangerous
Burton Latimer61663.0018% more dangerous
Irthlingborough63768.2224% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Raunds

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Raunds Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34241724Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.22-0.11Safer
Burglary63.63.73.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6975Safer
Drugs0.331.81.31.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.872.01.5Getting worse
Other Theft4.03.52.12.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.220.330.76Getting worse
Public Order1.11.82.53.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.440.760.55Getting worse
Shoplifting2.72.84.91.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.330.110.11Safer
Vehicle Crime4.4652.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16242229Getting worse

Changes In Raunds's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Raunds to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Raunds51.83-
Barnet67.7123% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Raunds's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Raunds47552First

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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021