Wootton Crime Overview

Wootton is the safest small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 59th safest overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wootton in 2020 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 274% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wootton is the 51st safest small town, and the 3,213rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Wootton was the worst small town in Northamptonshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Wootton residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Wootton recorded 17 reports of public order during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.98 the worst small town for public order in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wootton are violence and sexual offences, with 220 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 196 offences and a difference of 1.39 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Wootton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Wootton Compared To Northamptonshire

Summary of Crimes in Wootton This Year

 WoottonNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1367.8622,72330.20284% safer
Bicycle Theft40.236760.90291% safer
Burglary140.813,6194.81494% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson362.086,1058.11290% safer
Drugs120.692,0242.69290% safer
Other Crime160.921,6712.22141% safer
Other Theft241.394,4345.89324% safer
Possession of Weapons10.066490.861333% safer
Public Order321.855,2486.97277% safer
Robbery20.128331.11825% safer
Vehicle Crime261.504,6166.13309% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22012.7129,98939.85214% safer

Wootton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wootton38722.36-
Duston42726.8017% more dangerous
Brackley57537.5440% more dangerous
Billing40746.4552% more dangerous
Raunds47551.8357% more dangerous
Higham Ferrers47552.6958% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wootton

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Wootton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7858Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.580.460.23Safer
Burglary1.82.41.20.81Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.51.31.32.1Getting worse
Drugs0.170.120.460.69Getting worse
Other Crime0.290.170.460.92Getting worse
Other Theft1.21.61.21.4Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.17-0.120.06Safer
Public Order0.520.751.21.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.060.350.12Safer
Vehicle Crime2.02.53.01.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences671113Getting worse

Changes In Wootton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wootton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wootton22.36-
Barnet67.7167% more dangerous
Coventry77.4171% more dangerous
Croydon83.2273% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8174% more dangerous
Bristol86.2174% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1084% more dangerous

Crime in Wootton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
East Hunsbury44553First
Wootton & Collingtree41249Second

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 May, when Wootton saw a 311% increase in anti-social behaviour. Wootton saw a large fall in public order during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+244%+311%+17%+33%-62%-13%-33%+57%-17%
Bicycle Theft---+100%------
Burglary----50%---+100%-+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-+133%--50%--50%-67%--
Drugs----------
Other Crime----+100%+200%----
Other Theft---+100%-+100%-50%-33%--67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-83%------75%---
Vehicle Crime-75%--60%-67%-50%--+300%--57%
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%-29%+31%-41%+83%+189%+18%-32%-29%+108%

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 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021