Cotgrave Crime Overview

Cotgrave is among the top 5 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 90th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cotgrave in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 63% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cotgrave is the 322nd safest small town, and the 3,639th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Cotgrave was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.62 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Cotgrave residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Cotgrave recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during April 2018, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cotgrave are violence and sexual offences, with 159 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 170 offences and a difference of 1.35 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Cotgrave's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Cotgrave Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cotgrave This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19123.5442,34436.4755% safer
Bicycle Theft30.371,3371.15211% safer
Burglary202.475,3854.6488% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson708.639,8068.452.1% more dangerous
Drugs80.994,1093.54258% safer
Other Crime141.732,6512.2832% safer
Other Theft212.596,7615.82125% safer
Public Order364.446,8495.9033% safer
Robbery30.377970.6986% safer
Shoplifting40.497,7256.651257% safer
Vehicle Crime273.335,9115.0953% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15919.6031,87527.4540% safer

Cotgrave Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Radcliffe on Trent24529.8051% safer
Bingham35534.8129% safer
Greasley43538.6017% safer
East Leake31038.7716% safer
Calverton34445.711.6% more dangerous
Ruddington37747.996% more dangerous
Selston63951.1812% more dangerous
Balderton60059.4324% more dangerous
Mansfield Woodhouse1,12860.2825% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cotgrave

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Cotgrave Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour14141324Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.120.370.37Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7699Getting worse
Other Crime0. worse
Other Theft3.
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.740.250.250.37Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences13172120Getting worse

Changes In Cotgrave's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cotgrave to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7134% more dangerous
Coventry77.4142% more dangerous
Croydon83.2246% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8148% more dangerous
Bristol86.2148% more dangerous
Leicester97.4454% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8756% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2858% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Cotgrave's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Cotgrave During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cotgrave change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Cotgrave saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cotgrave saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-43%+130%+600%+171%+44%+113%+38%+8%+88%+200%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%-63%--13%-14%-13%-25%+100%+75%-57%
Other Crime--50%----+300%---
Other Theft-75%+100%-67%-----67%--67%
Public Order-67%-33%-50%+50%+100%+200%----
Vehicle Crime---92%-20%-----50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+113%-54%+140%-13%-13%+20%-33%-54%-19%-44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cotgrave

What police force serves Cotgrave?
Cotgrave's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.
How dangerous is Cotgrave?
Cotgrave is among the top 5 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire.
What is Cotgrave's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cotgrave are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cotgrave?
Cotgrave's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021