East Leake Crime Overview

East Leake is among the top 5 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 101st most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in East Leake in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 89% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, East Leake is the 225th safest small town, and the 4,647th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, East Leake was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2018 was also a bad month for East Leake residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. East Leake recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during October 2017, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in East Leake are violence and sexual offences, with 148 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 160 offences and a difference of 1.50 from 2019's crime rate of 20. East Leake's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in East Leake Compared To Nottinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in East Leake This Year

 East LeakeNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13316.6342,34436.47119% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,3371.15785% safer
Burglary192.385,3854.6495% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson354.389,8068.4593% safer
Drugs91.134,1093.54213% safer
Other Crime91.132,6512.28102% safer
Other Theft192.386,7615.82145% safer
Possession of Weapons20.259910.85240% safer
Public Order243.006,8495.9097% safer
Robbery20.257970.69176% safer
Shoplifting192.387,7256.65179% safer
Theft From the Person20.251,0720.92268% safer
Vehicle Crime212.635,9115.0994% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14818.5131,87527.4548% safer

East Leake Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Radcliffe on Trent24529.8030% safer
Bingham35534.8111% safer
Greasley43538.600.44% safer
East Leake31038.77-
Cotgrave36544.9914% more dangerous
Calverton34445.7115% more dangerous
Ruddington37747.9919% more dangerous
Selston63951.1824% more dangerous
Balderton60059.4335% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in East Leake

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East Leake Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8121517Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.250.130.13Safer
Burglary3.02.43.82.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.04.44.44.4Getting worse
Drugs0.750.631.21.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.250.880.751.1Getting worse
Other Theft1.82.43.42.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.250.380.25Safer
Public Order1.51.83.13.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.380.500.25Safer
Shoplifting2.02.50.252.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.250.250.25Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.23.662.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8112019Getting worse

Changes In East Leake's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing East Leake to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
East Leake38.77-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in East Leake's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
East Leake30537First

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021