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Crime and Safety in East Leake

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East Leake is the second safest small town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 114th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in East Leake in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 106% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, East Leake is the 160th safest small town, and the 5,218th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, East Leake was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2018 was also a bad month for East Leake 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. East Leake recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during April 2016, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in East Leake are violence and sexual offences, with 145 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 2.1% lower than 2020's figure of 148 offences and a difference of 0.38 from 2020's crime rate of 19. East Leake's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

East Leake 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Nottinghamshire

122% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

106% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in East Leake is 122% lower than the East Midlands and 106% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

East Leake Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in East Leake 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 East Leake

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137297
202039310
201944349
201831244
201727213
201623180

Crime in East Leake Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in East Leake This Year

 East LeakeNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11314.1335,09330.22 114% safer
Burglary172.134,2773.68 73% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson344.2510,3418.91 110% safer
Drugs60.753,9863.43 357% safer
Other Crime151.882,5672.21 18% safer
Other Theft232.887,0176.04 110% safer
Possession of Weapons10.131,0670.92 608% safer
Public Order313.887,6826.62 71% safer
Shoplifting20.258,7167.51 2904% safer
Theft From the Person10.138400.72 454% safer
Vehicle Crime222.755,3054.57 66% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14518.1334,85330.02 66% safer

East Leake Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Radcliffe on Trent27233.0812% safer
East Leake29737.14-
Bingham39238.443.4% more dangerous
Calverton30840.939% more dangerous
Greasley46641.3510% more dangerous
Ruddington36646.5920% more dangerous
Cotgrave38247.0821% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in East Leake

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Recent Crimes in East Leake

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Meeting House CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Kirk Ley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Meeting House CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meeting House CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The NookInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Osier FieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HeavensideUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Weavers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near BrooksideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HarefieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sharpley DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Osier FieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Elm AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wootton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near West Leake RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Loughborough RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect

East Leake Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12151714 Getting worse
Burglary2.43.82.42.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.44.44.44.2 Safer
Drugs0.631.21.10.75 Safer
Other Crime0.880.751.11.9 Getting worse
Other Theft2.43.42.42.9 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.250.380.250.13 Safer
Public Order1.83.13.03.9 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.50.252.40.25 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.250.250.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.662.62.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11201918 Getting worse

Changes In East Leake's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing East Leake to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
East Leake37.14-
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0559% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6471% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in East Leake's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
East Leake26432First

Crime in East Leake During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in East Leake change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when East Leake saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. East Leake saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 93% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+55%+78%-46%-27%+15%+71%+33%+13%+300%
Burglary----33%-60%-67%-+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%+400%+200%-67%+67%-29%+50%+33%-75%-20%
Drugs-67%---------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--+100%-50%--60%-+50%-+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--+100%--+350%---67%-
Robbery----+100%-----
Shoplifting-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime+100%-67%+200%--50%--83%-71%-93%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-13%-29%+18%+35%+13%-21%-40%+7%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in East Leake

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

How dangerous is East Leake?
East Leake is the second safest small town in Nottinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in East Leake?
East Leake's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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