Beeston Crime Overview

Beeston is the second safest medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 85th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beeston in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 57% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beeston is the 33rd safest medium-sized town, and the 3,422nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Beeston was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Beeston residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Beeston recorded 56 reports of shoplifting during August 2020, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst medium-sized town for shoplifting in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Beeston are violence and sexual offences, with 837 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 967 offences and a difference of 2.40 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Beeston's least common crime is theft from the person, with 27 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 52% from 2019's figure of 41 crimes.

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Crime in Beeston Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Beeston This Year

 BeestonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,04719.3442,34436.4789% safer
Bicycle Theft1001.851,3371.1538% more dangerous
Burglary1973.645,3854.6427% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2103.889,8068.45118% safer
Drugs460.854,1093.54316% safer
Other Crime641.182,6512.2893% safer
Other Theft1933.576,7615.8263% safer
Possession of Weapons290.549910.8557% safer
Public Order1733.206,8495.9084% safer
Robbery290.547970.6928% safer
Shoplifting4438.187,7256.6519% more dangerous
Theft From the Person270.501,0720.9284% safer
Vehicle Crime1813.345,9115.0952% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences83715.4631,87527.4578% safer

Beeston Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,25446.141.3% safer
Beeston2,52946.72-
Arnold1,96450.147% more dangerous
Hucknall2,36767.2831% more dangerous
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,93171.0034% more dangerous
Worksop3,98391.3349% more dangerous
Sutton in Ashfield4,55495.3351% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Beeston

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Recent Crimes in Beeston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caldbeck CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021RobberyOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Ireland CloseOffender given a caution
August 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Williams RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Cross StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near County CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Beeston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15151419Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.02.93.31.8Safer
Burglary8753.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6663.9Safer
Drugs0.700.700.890.85Getting worse
Other Crime0.680.921.31.2Getting worse
Other Theft764.83.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.170.500.54Getting worse
Public Order1.93.14.03.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.610.870.54Safer
Shoplifting78108Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.520.760.50Safer
Vehicle Crime55.053.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12161815Getting 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 2020.

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
Beeston46.72-
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Beeston's Neighbourhoods

Beeston Town is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Beeston, followed by Beeston Rylands in second place, and Chilwell West 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 East22229Seventh
Beeston North30837Fourth
Beeston Rylands34160Second
Beeston Town82989First
Bramcote23031Sixth
Chilwell West42251Third
Toton29736Fifth

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 BehaviourBramcote (98)Beeston Rylands (164)
Bicycle TheftChilwell West (1)Beeston Town (51)
BurglaryAttenborough & Chilwell East (17)Beeston Town (56)
Criminal Damage and ArsonToton (20)Chilwell West (50)
DrugsAttenborough & Chilwell East (4)Beeston North (12)
Other CrimeAttenborough & Chilwell East (4)Beeston Rylands (13)
Other TheftBeeston North (12)Beeston Town (72)
Possession of WeaponsBramcote (1)Beeston Town (14)
Public OrderBramcote (13)Beeston Town (52)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Toton (1)Beeston North (8)
ShopliftingBramcote (1)Beeston Town (268)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Toton (1)Beeston Town (13)
Vehicle CrimeAttenborough & Chilwell East (18)Chilwell West (36)
Violence and Sexual OffencesToton (89)Beeston Rylands (139)

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%+25%+17%+78%+61%+24%+111%+49%
Bicycle Theft-33%-89%-64%-50%-14%-73%+7%-38%-25%-25%
Burglary-62%-58%-22%+18%-22%-47%-61%-52%-38%+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-59%-48%-25%-9%+18%-48%-53%-24%-21%-53%
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%+29%-6%-19%-35%
Violence and Sexual Offences-26%-23%-50%-31%-13%+6%+2%+13%-14%+45%

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 second 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).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021