Balderton Crime Overview

Balderton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 58th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Balderton in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Balderton is the 324th most dangerous small town, and the 2,147th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Balderton was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Balderton residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Balderton recorded 12 reports of vehicle crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Balderton are violence and sexual offences, with 206 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 218 offences and a difference of 1.19 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Balderton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Balderton Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Balderton This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45244.7742,34436.4719% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.791,3371.1546% safer
Burglary494.855,3854.644.3% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10410.309,8068.4518% more dangerous
Drugs131.294,1093.54174% safer
Other Crime161.582,6512.2844% safer
Other Theft403.966,7615.8247% safer
Possession of Weapons30.309910.85183% safer
Public Order454.466,8495.9032% safer
Shoplifting272.677,7256.65149% safer
Theft From the Person20.201,0720.92360% safer
Vehicle Crime878.625,9115.0941% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences20620.4031,87527.4535% safer

Balderton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Leake31038.7753% safer
Cotgrave36544.9932% safer
Calverton34445.7130% safer
Ruddington37747.9924% safer
Selston63951.1816% safer
Mansfield Woodhouse1,12860.281.4% more dangerous
Stapleford1,00563.747% more dangerous
Ollerton and Boughton77070.2915% more dangerous
Warsop90871.7617% more dangerous
Retford1,84579.8226% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Balderton

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Balderton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour20252245Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.61.90.990.79Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson77910Getting worse
Drugs0.300.990.691.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.790.891.11.6Getting worse
Other Theft653.04.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.400.500.30Safer
Public Order3. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.200.300.20Safer
Vehicle Crime3.75.089Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences17162220Getting worse

Changes In Balderton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Balderton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Balderton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+69%+7%+61%+167%+7%+110%+186%+147%+875%+150%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+225%-62%-85%-20%-38%+25%+63%+13%-44%-
Other Crime-+200%-+100%-----+100%
Other Theft+50%----33%+600%--50%+300%-
Public Order-33%+33%-33%+300%-33%+150%+100%-67%+33%-29%
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 most dangerous small towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021