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Crime and Safety in Balderton

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Balderton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 71st most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Balderton in 2021 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 56% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Balderton is the 326th safest small town, and the 3,391st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Balderton was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Balderton residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. Balderton recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Balderton are violence and sexual offences, with 176 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 17% lower than 2020's figure of 206 offences and a difference of 2.97 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Balderton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Balderton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Nottinghamshire

69% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

57% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Balderton is 69% lower than the East Midlands and 57% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Balderton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Balderton represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Balderton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202149493
202059600
201957574
201852524
201749494
201640402

Crime in Balderton Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Balderton This Year

 BaldertonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28127.8335,09330.22 9% safer
Bicycle Theft20.201,2821.10 450% safer
Burglary464.564,2773.68 19% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson727.1310,3418.91 25% safer
Drugs131.293,9863.43 166% safer
Other Crime161.582,5672.21 40% safer
Other Theft383.767,0176.04 61% safer
Possession of Weapons60.591,0670.92 56% safer
Public Order626.147,6826.62 8% safer
Robbery20.207610.66 230% safer
Shoplifting181.788,7167.51 322% safer
Theft From the Person10.108400.72 620% safer
Vehicle Crime414.065,3054.57 13% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17617.4334,85330.02 72% safer

Balderton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bingham39238.4427% safer
Calverton30840.9319% safer
Greasley46641.3518% safer
Ruddington36646.594.8% safer
Cotgrave38247.083.7% safer
Balderton49348.83-
Selston67153.749% more dangerous
Mansfield Woodhouse1,11459.5318% more dangerous
Warsop83766.1526% more dangerous
Stapleford1,06667.6128% more dangerous
Ollerton and Boughton77070.2931% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Balderton

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Recent Crimes in Balderton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Vessey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Meadow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Brandon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Loveden CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldsmith RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Browning RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Vessey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Mead WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Theresa CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Old Cobham OrchardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Derwent CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mead WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laburnum CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect

Balderton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25224528 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.90.990.790.20 Safer
Burglary664.84.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson79107 Safer
Drugs0.990.691.31.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.891.11.61.6 Getting worse
Other Theft53.04.03.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.500.300.59 Getting worse
Public Order2.73.64.56 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.40-0.20 Safer
Shoplifting62.12.71.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.300.200.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime5.0894.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16222017 Safer

Changes In Balderton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Balderton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Balderton48.83-
Barnet67.0827% more dangerous
Croydon82.4841% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0546% more dangerous
Bristol90.5246% more dangerous
Coventry102.2452% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6462% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Balderton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Balderton48648First

Crime in Balderton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Balderton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Balderton saw a 875% increase in anti-social behaviour. Balderton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 85% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+69%+7%+61%+167%+7%+110%+186%+147%+875%+150%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+60%-75%-80%-40%-50%+50%+150%+133%--67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+225%-62%-85%-20%-38%+25%+63%+13%-44%-
Drugs+100%--+100%------
Other Crime-+200%-+100%-----+100%
Other Theft+50%----33%+600%--50%+300%-
Public Order-33%+33%-33%+300%-33%+150%+100%-67%+33%-29%
Shoplifting+300%---+200%-+150%-+100%+100%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+40%-20%-64%-14%-60%+150%+20%+43%-14%-29%
Violence and Sexual Offences---11%-21%-10%+58%+25%-52%-43%+20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Balderton

What police force serves Balderton?
Balderton's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.

How dangerous is Balderton?
Balderton is among the top 10 safest small town in Nottinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Balderton?
Balderton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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