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Crime and Safety in Rothwell, Northamptonshire

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Rothwell is the second most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rothwell in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rothwell is the 295th most dangerous small town, and the 1,820th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Rothwell was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.61 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Rothwell residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Rothwell recorded 3 reports of other crime during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rothwell are violence and sexual offences, with 293 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 13% lower than 2020's figure of 331 offences and a difference of 4.62 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Rothwell's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 40% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Rothwell 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Northamptonshire

26% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rothwell is 26% lower than the East Midlands and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rothwell Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rothwell 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 Rothwell

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202165531
202075615
201959484
201870571
201761504
201664522

Crime in Rothwell Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Rothwell This Year

 RothwellNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14717.9016,09721.39 19% safer
Burglary283.412,8113.74 10% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson536.456,0188.00 24% safer
Drugs101.221,9592.60 113% safer
Other Crime151.831,4281.90 3.8% safer
Other Theft313.774,5666.07 61% safer
Possession of Weapons60.737491.00 37% safer
Public Order546.575,3847.15 9% safer
Robbery50.616980.93 52% safer
Shoplifting101.222,8213.75 207% safer
Vehicle Crime263.173,4494.58 44% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29335.6829,96639.82 12% safer

Rothwell Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Raunds51355.9716% safer
Duston90056.4914% safer
Burton Latimer59660.956% safer
Desborough71461.984.3% safer
Irthlingborough59563.721.5% safer
Rothwell53164.65-
Billing82994.6032% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rothwell

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Recent Crimes in Rothwell

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rothwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Droue CourtAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Other theftOn or near Cross StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Desborough RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Daisy Bank AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clicker CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridge StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rothwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Greening RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Daisy Bank AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Rothwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27233218 Safer
Burglary4.53.54.53.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9776 Safer
Drugs1.50.611.61.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.01.71.8 Getting worse
Other Theft104.153.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.610.970.610.73 Getting worse
Public Order2.32.387 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.970.370.370.61 Safer
Shoplifting1.52.01.31.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime1073.93.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27284036 Getting worse

Changes In Rothwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rothwell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9362% safer
Birmingham49.6030% safer
Rothwell64.65-
Barnet67.083.6% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0328% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Rothwell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rothwell53165First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-48%-13%+213%+79%+69%+20%+67%+83%+113%-14%
Burglary--50%+200%-67%-+100%+200%-33%+250%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+50%-43%-38%+67%-+80%-60%+40%-
Drugs---------+200%
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%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----+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 second 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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