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Crime and Safety in Eastwood

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Eastwood is the most dangerous small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Eastwood in 2021 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Eastwood is the 119th most dangerous small town, and the 784th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Eastwood was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.80 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Eastwood residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Eastwood recorded 5 reports of drugs during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.44 the worst small town for drugs in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Eastwood are violence and sexual offences, with 418 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 392 offences and a difference of 2.31 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Eastwood's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Eastwood 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Nottinghamshire

9% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

16% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Eastwood is 9% higher than the East Midlands and 16% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Eastwood Crime Rate Over Time

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Eastwood Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Eastwood 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 Eastwood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021911,020
20201001,131
20191071,201
20181181,331
2017941,055
201681911

Crime in Eastwood Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Eastwood This Year

 EastwoodNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34430.5535,09330.22 1.1% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.361,2821.10 206% safer
Burglary564.974,2773.68 26% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson11710.3910,3418.91 14% more dangerous
Drugs403.553,9863.43 3.4% more dangerous
Other Crime302.662,5672.21 17% more dangerous
Other Theft645.687,0176.04 6% safer
Possession of Weapons161.421,0670.92 35% more dangerous
Public Order817.197,6826.62 8% more dangerous
Robbery141.247610.66 47% more dangerous
Shoplifting11910.578,7167.51 29% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.278400.72 167% safer
Vehicle Crime585.155,3054.57 11% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences41837.1234,85330.02 19% more dangerous

Eastwood Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warsop83766.1537% safer
Stapleford1,06667.6134% safer
Ollerton and Boughton77070.2929% safer
Retford1,83779.4814% safer
Harworth Bircotes70582.889% safer
Eastwood1,02090.58-

Crime Over Time in Eastwood

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Recent Crimes in Eastwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lawrence AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sherwood RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mansfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lydia GardensLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brookhill Leys RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Meadowbank WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Newmanleys RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Main StreetOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Grange ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackthorn DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Coach DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Eastwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31264331 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.980.710.620.36 Safer
Burglary13865.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15131110 Safer
Drugs2.02.03.23.6 Getting worse
Other Crime3.02.42.22.7 Getting worse
Other Theft12796 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.20.800.531.4 Getting worse
Public Order7677 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.801.50.531.2 Getting worse
Shoplifting21232111 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.711.10.530.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime1074.45 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32343537 Getting worse

Changes In Eastwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Eastwood's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Eastwood that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hall Park1----10.21

Comparing Eastwood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0835% safer
Croydon82.4810% safer
Sheffield90.050.59% safer
Bristol90.520.07% safer
Eastwood90.58-
Coventry102.2411% more dangerous
Leicester111.5919% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0626% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6430% more dangerous
Bradford132.2832% more dangerous
Leeds150.9440% more dangerous

Crime in Eastwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eastwood Town735117First

Crime in Eastwood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Eastwood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Eastwood saw a 900% increase in burglary. Eastwood saw a large fall in vehicle crime during October, when it fell by 92% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+11%+66%+48%+126%+130%+41%+52%+383%+167%-30%
Bicycle Theft-------50%-50%--
Burglary--36%-10%-33%-83%-50%+100%-60%+900%-44%
Criminal Damage and Arson-31%-14%+50%+63%-29%-42%-10%-71%-10%-71%
Drugs-+500%+50%+200%---67%+50%+50%+100%
Other Crime--33%-+500%--50%--67%--67%
Other Theft+171%+86%-57%-43%-70%+133%+14%+25%+160%-79%
Possession of Weapons-----33%-----
Public Order-63%-25%+17%+350%+133%+225%-50%+167%+60%-14%
Robbery--+100%--50%--50%---50%
Shoplifting+17%-39%-68%+43%-26%+109%+80%-6%-24%-44%
Theft From the Person-50%---------50%
Vehicle Crime-54%-33%--63%-75%-67%-22%-92%-71%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+38%-15%-+45%-28%+40%+30%+35%-27%-35%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Eastwood

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

How dangerous is Eastwood?
Eastwood is the most dangerous small town in Nottinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Eastwood?
Eastwood's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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