Rothwell Crime Overview

Rothwell is the most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rothwell in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rothwell is the 162nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,190th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Rothwell was the worst small town in Northamptonshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.85 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Rothwell residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.85 per 1,000 residents. Rothwell recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rothwell are violence and sexual offences, with 331 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 30% higher than 2019's figure of 233 offences and a difference of 11.93 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Rothwell's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Rothwell Compared To Northamptonshire

Summary of Crimes in Rothwell This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26231.9022,72330.205% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.376760.90143% safer
Burglary374.513,6194.817% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson556.706,1058.1121% safer
Drugs131.582,0242.6970% safer
Other Crime141.701,6712.2231% safer
Other Theft425.114,4345.8915% safer
Possession of Weapons50.616490.8641% safer
Public Order698.405,2486.9717% more dangerous
Robbery30.378331.11200% safer
Shoplifting111.342,7473.65172% safer
Vehicle Crime323.904,6166.1357% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33140.3029,98939.851.1% more dangerous

Rothwell Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Higham Ferrers47552.6942% safer
Towcester63960.5524% safer
Desborough71461.9821% safer
Burton Latimer61663.0019% safer
Irthlingborough63768.2210% safer

Crime Over Time in Rothwell

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Rothwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour30272332Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.12-0.37Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson9977Safer
Drugs0.491.50.611.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.731.82.01.7Getting worse
Other Theft11104.15Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.610.970.61Safer
Public Order1.52.32.38Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.610.970.370.37Safer
Vehicle Crime101073.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18272840Getting worse

Changes In Rothwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rothwell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% safer
Coventry77.413.3% more dangerous
Croydon83.2210% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8113% more dangerous
Bristol86.2113% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Rothwell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Rothwell During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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

Anti-Social Behaviour-48%-13%+213%+79%+69%+20%+67%+83%+113%-14%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+50%-43%-38%+67%-+80%-60%+40%-
Other Crime-------+100%--67%
Other Theft+25%-50%+100%--67%-40%+50%-+67%+600%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+200%-+800%+1,000%+400%+67%+150%+100%+50%
Vehicle Crime-60%-75%-90%-80%--29%-29%+400%+100%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-32%+80%+64%-12%+31%+124%+41%+89%+38%+71%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rothwell

What police force serves Rothwell?
Rothwell's local territorial police force is the Northamptonshire Police.
How dangerous is Rothwell?
Rothwell is the most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire.
What is Rothwell's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Rothwell are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Rothwell?
Rothwell's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021