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Crime and Safety in Beeston, Nottinghamshire

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Beeston is the third safest medium-sized towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 62nd most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beeston in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beeston is the 35th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,978th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Beeston was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Beeston residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 18 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Beeston recorded 3 reports of robbery during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Beeston are violence and sexual offences, with 951 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 841 offences and a difference of 2.03 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Beeston's least common crime is theft from the person, with 22 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 23% from 2020's figure of 27 crimes.

Beeston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire

57% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

46% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Beeston is 57% lower than the East Midlands and 46% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Beeston Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Beeston 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 Beeston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021522,839
2020472,536
2019613,297
2018563,038
2017512,761
2016382,078

Crime in Beeston Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Beeston This Year

 BeestonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour97918.0935,09330.22 67% safer
Bicycle Theft941.741,2821.10 37% more dangerous
Burglary1643.034,2773.68 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2424.4710,3418.91 99% safer
Drugs581.073,9863.43 221% safer
Other Crime541.002,5672.21 121% safer
Other Theft2264.187,0176.04 44% safer
Possession of Weapons270.501,0670.92 84% safer
Public Order1833.387,6826.62 96% safer
Robbery280.527610.66 27% safer
Shoplifting57010.538,7167.51 29% more dangerous
Theft From the Person220.418400.72 76% safer
Vehicle Crime2204.065,3054.57 13% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences95117.5734,85330.02 71% safer

Beeston Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,35248.149% safer
Arnold2,03551.960.94% safer
Beeston2,83952.45-
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,83467.4322% more dangerous
Hucknall2,49170.8126% more dangerous
Sutton in Ashfield4,58295.9145% more dangerous
Newark3,354109.5452% more dangerous
Worksop5,020115.1054% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Beeston

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Recent Crimes in Beeston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lewsey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near High RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ferndale CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stirling GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Camdale CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Villa StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The ParrsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridge AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thorndike CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wembley GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ruskin AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Acacia WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Oakland CourtOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Scott AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Beeston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15141918 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.93.31.81.7 Safer
Burglary753.73.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson663.94.5 Safer
Drugs0.700.890.851.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.921.31.21.0 Getting worse
Other Theft64.83.64.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.500.540.50 Getting worse
Public Order3.14.03.23.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.610.870.540.52 Safer
Shoplifting810811 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.760.500.41 Safer
Vehicle Crime5.053.34.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16181618 Getting worse

Changes In Beeston's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Beeston's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Beeston that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Beeston Fields512-123.3
Inham Nook Recreation Ground3----00.62

Comparing Beeston to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Beeston52.45-
Barnet67.0822% more dangerous
Croydon82.4836% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0542% more dangerous
Bristol90.5242% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Beeston's Neighbourhoods

Beeston Town is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Beeston, followed by Chilwell West in second place, and Beeston Rylands as the third most dangerous area. Beeston's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Attenborough & Chilwell East, Bramcote, and Toton.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Attenborough & Chilwell East22630Seventh
Beeston North34542Fourth
Beeston Rylands33760Third
Beeston Town941101First
Bramcote25635Sixth
Chilwell West50261Second
Toton34542Fifth

Beeston Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Beeston for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourAttenborough & Chilwell East (69)Beeston Town (295)
Bicycle TheftBramcote (5)Beeston Town (46)
BurglaryToton (13)Bramcote (34)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBramcote (20)Beeston Town (65)
DrugsToton (4)Beeston Rylands (10)
Other CrimeBramcote (4)Beeston Rylands (9)
Other TheftAttenborough & Chilwell East (17)Beeston Town (78)
Possession of WeaponsToton (2)Beeston Town (11)
Public OrderBramcote (12)Beeston Town (65)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Toton (2)Beeston Town (11)
ShopliftingBramcote (1)Beeston Town (365)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Attenborough & Chilwell East (1)Beeston Town (10)
Vehicle CrimeAttenborough & Chilwell East (20)Chilwell West (53)
Violence and Sexual OffencesAttenborough & Chilwell East (96)Chilwell West (223)

Crime in Beeston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Beeston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Beeston saw a 400% increase in other crime. Beeston saw a large fall in bicycle theft during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019. Beeston saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including bicycle theft, criminal damage and arson, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%+78%+158%+26%+16%+78%+61%+25%+107%+49%
Bicycle Theft-33%-89%-64%-50%-14%-73%+7%-38%-25%-25%
Burglary-62%-58%-17%+18%-22%-47%-61%-52%-38%+73%
Criminal Damage and Arson-59%-48%-25%-9%+18%-48%-53%-24%-24%-55%
Drugs-+20%+50%+150%+250%-44%-50%+50%--25%
Other Crime+33%+40%-25%-+50%-20%+400%-17%-50%-38%
Other Theft-45%-24%-35%-43%+17%-26%+5%-6%-43%-17%
Possession of Weapons+50%-+25%---+33%-80%-+200%
Public Order-80%-39%+19%-+50%+6%+56%-5%-52%-45%
Robbery-50%-20%-60%--83%+50%-83%+50%-50%-
Shoplifting-21%-57%-46%-33%+13%+33%-40%+132%-32%+11%
Theft From the Person-63%+100%+100%--40%-75%+300%-33%-50%-
Vehicle Crime-38%-73%-75%-52%-60%-21%+24%-6%-19%-35%
Violence and Sexual Offences-26%-23%-50%-32%-12%+6%+2%+13%-14%+42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Beeston

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

How dangerous is Beeston?
Beeston is the third safest medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire.

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

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

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