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Crime and Safety in Cotgrave

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Cotgrave is among the top 10 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 77th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cotgrave in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 62% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cotgrave is the 299th safest small town, and the 3,653rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Cotgrave was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2019 was also a bad month for Cotgrave residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.62 per 1,000 residents. Cotgrave recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during April 2017, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cotgrave are violence and sexual offences, with 187 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 159 offences and a difference of 3.45 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Cotgrave's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Cotgrave 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Nottinghamshire

75% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

62% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cotgrave is 75% lower than the East Midlands and 62% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cotgrave Crime Rate Over Time

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Cotgrave Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cotgrave 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 Cotgrave

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147382
202045365
201951412
201837304
201734278
201630245

Crime in Cotgrave Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cotgrave This Year

 CotgraveNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16320.0935,09330.22 50% safer
Bicycle Theft20.251,2821.10 340% safer
Burglary101.234,2773.68 199% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson637.7710,3418.91 15% safer
Drugs50.623,9863.43 453% safer
Other Crime222.712,5672.21 18% more dangerous
Other Theft273.337,0176.04 81% safer
Possession of Weapons40.491,0670.92 88% safer
Public Order334.077,6826.62 63% safer
Shoplifting30.378,7167.51 1930% safer
Vehicle Crime263.205,3054.57 43% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18723.0534,85330.02 30% safer

Cotgrave Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Leake29737.1427% safer
Bingham39238.4422% safer
Calverton30840.9315% safer
Greasley46641.3514% safer
Ruddington36646.591.1% safer
Cotgrave38247.08-
Balderton49348.833.6% more dangerous
Selston67153.7412% more dangerous
Mansfield Woodhouse1,11459.5321% more dangerous
Warsop83766.1529% more dangerous
Stapleford1,06667.6130% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cotgrave

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Recent Crimes in Cotgrave

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WhitelandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CartbridgeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near AvondaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hickling WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Candleby LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near AvondaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BurhillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Candleby LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near CloverdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fern Lea AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woodland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Candleby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ingleby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vine Farm CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Candleby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RisegateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Candleby LaneFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Cotgrave Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14132420 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.120.370.370.25 Getting worse
Burglary2.13.42.51.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6998 Getting worse
Drugs0.741.20.990.62 Safer
Other Crime1.12.01.72.7 Getting worse
Other Theft3.73.22.63.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.740.37-0.49 Getting worse
Public Order2.03.64.44.1 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.991.20.490.37 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.84.73.33.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17212023 Getting worse

Changes In Cotgrave's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cotgrave to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cotgrave47.08-
Barnet67.0830% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Cotgrave's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cotgrave38247First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-43%+130%+600%+171%+44%+113%+38%+8%+88%+200%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+50%-----75%--67%+50%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%-63%--13%-14%-13%-25%+100%+75%-57%
Drugs--80%--------
Other Crime--50%----+300%---
Other Theft-75%+100%-67%-----67%--67%
Public Order-67%-33%-50%+50%+100%+200%----
Shoplifting---------67%-50%
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 10 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.

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