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Crime and Safety in Wootton, Northamptonshire

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Wootton is the second safest small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 93rd most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wootton in 2021 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 90% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wootton is the 230th safest small town, and the 4,289th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Wootton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Wootton residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Wootton recorded 4 reports of other crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wootton are violence and sexual offences, with 406 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 0.99% higher than 2020's figure of 402 offences and a difference of 0.23 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Wootton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 233% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Wootton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Northamptonshire

91% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

72% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wootton is 91% lower than the East Midlands and 72% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wootton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Wootton 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 Wootton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202142734
202047808
201945782
201841713
201743749
201635600

Crime in Wootton Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wootton This Year

 WoottonNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18810.8616,09721.39 97% safer
Bicycle Theft90.526130.81 56% safer
Burglary251.442,8113.74 160% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson462.666,0188.00 201% safer
Drugs140.811,9592.60 221% safer
Other Crime291.681,4281.90 13% safer
Other Theft673.874,5666.07 57% safer
Possession of Weapons30.177491.00 488% safer
Public Order653.765,3847.15 90% safer
Robbery50.296980.93 221% safer
Shoplifting201.162,8213.75 223% safer
Theft From the Person50.293010.40 38% safer
Vehicle Crime402.313,4494.58 98% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40623.4529,96639.82 70% safer

Wootton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brackley60739.637% safer
Wootton73442.40-
Towcester50748.0412% more dangerous
Higham Ferrers46551.5818% more dangerous
Raunds51355.9724% more dangerous
Duston90056.4925% more dangerous
Burton Latimer59660.9530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wootton

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Recent Crimes in Wootton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Swallow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The ChoaklesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Overslade CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elm GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farmers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodpecker WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tancred CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Clannell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SpringfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Militia CloseOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Montgomery WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Stanford WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Gateway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wootton Hope DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whittles CrossAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gateway CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The ChoaklesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elm GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wootton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17111911 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.01.40.810.52 Safer
Burglary62.72.01.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.63.23.92.7 Safer
Drugs0.350.981.20.81 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.31.71.7 Getting worse
Other Theft4.34.03.43.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.060.230.580.17 Safer
Public Order1.52.44.33.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.460.520.29 Safer
Shoplifting1.21.80.641.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.230.170.29 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime674.32.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15202323 Getting worse

Changes In Wootton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wootton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.936% safer
Wootton42.40-
Birmingham49.6015% more dangerous
Barnet67.0837% more dangerous
Croydon82.4849% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0353% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Wootton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
East Hunsbury41048First
Wootton & Collingtree36444Second

Crime in Wootton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wootton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Wootton saw a 433% increase in anti-social behaviour. Wootton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+433%+375%+76%+30%-16%+18%+8%+31%-
Bicycle Theft----50%-+50%-80%---
Burglary+33%--33%-80%--80%-75%-50%+33%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-67%+43%-+25%+75%-60%--+175%
Drugs+100%-+100%-+100%--+50%--
Other Crime+300%--50%-+50%+50%+400%-33%-67%-
Other Theft--50%-44%+67%-22%+75%-+75%-67%-63%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-33%-50%+200%+33%-+200%+25%-20%--
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-67%--75%-33%-50%-----
Vehicle Crime-74%+125%-45%-75%--83%-+20%--18%
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-37%+83%+9%+142%+86%+13%-15%-15%+36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wootton

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

How dangerous is Wootton?
Wootton is the second safest small town in Northamptonshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Wootton?
Wootton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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