Towcester is the third safest small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 78th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Towcester in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 68% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Towcester is the 316th safest small town, and the 3,485th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2021, Towcester was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Towcester residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents. Towcester recorded 8 reports of other theft during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.76 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft in Northamptonshire that month.
The most common crimes in Towcester are violence and sexual offences, with 210 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 48% lower than 2020's figure of 311 offences and a difference of 9.57 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Towcester's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.
Small Towns, Northamptonshire
69% lower, regional crime rate
52% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Towcester is 69% lower than the East Midlands and 52% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Towcester 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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||120||11.37||16,097||21.39||88% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||3||0.28||613||0.81||189% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||64||6.06||6,018||8.00||32% safer|
|Other Crime||5||0.47||1,428||1.90||304% safer|
|Other Theft||80||7.58||4,566||6.07||20% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||6||0.57||749||1.00||75% safer|
|Public Order||54||5.12||5,384||7.15||40% safer|
|Theft From the Person||2||0.19||301||0.40||111% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||21||1.99||3,449||4.58||130% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||210||19.90||29,966||39.82||100% safer|
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|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Hesketh Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Burcote Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Collins Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Swinneyford Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Gilbert Scott Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near London Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Baden Powell Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Highfields||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sponnes Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Juniper Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Docklewell Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other crime||On or near Jenkinson Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near London Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Lauda Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Alchester Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Southgate Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Hazel Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||7||6||6||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.28||0.47||0.09||0.57||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.2||4.1||6||5||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.66||0.57||0.38||0.09||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.19||0.47||0.28||0.19||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||20||26||29||20||Safer|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||49.60||3.1% more dangerous|
|Barnet||67.08||28% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||42% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||47% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||47% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||57% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||61% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||64% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||68% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Towcester change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Towcester saw a 400% increase in vehicle crime. Towcester saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+20%||-38%||-83%||-50%||-60%||-14%||-||+50%||-17%||-25%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+4%||-26%||-||-31%||+30%||-||+79%||+36%||+13%||+129%|