Eastwood Crime Overview

Eastwood is the most dangerous small town in Nottinghamshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Eastwood in 2020 was 100 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Eastwood is the 59th most dangerous small town, and the 485th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Eastwood was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.89 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Eastwood residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 32 crimes at a rate of 2.8 per 1,000 residents. Eastwood recorded 6 reports of drugs during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst small town for drugs in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Eastwood are violence and sexual offences, with 392 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 3.6% higher than 2019's figure of 378 offences and a difference of 1.24 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Eastwood's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Eastwood Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Eastwood This Year

 EastwoodNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48643.1642,34436.4716% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.621,3371.1585% safer
Burglary696.135,3854.6424% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson12511.109,8068.4524% more dangerous
Drugs363.204,1093.5411% safer
Other Crime252.222,6512.282.7% safer
Other Theft968.526,7615.8232% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.539910.8560% safer
Public Order797.026,8495.9016% more dangerous
Robbery60.537970.6930% safer
Shoplifting23520.877,7256.6568% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.531,0720.9274% safer
Vehicle Crime494.355,9115.0917% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39234.8131,87527.4521% more dangerous

Eastwood Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stapleford1,00563.7458% safer
Ollerton and Boughton77070.2943% safer
Warsop90871.7640% safer
Retford1,84579.8226% safer
Harworth Bircotes71984.5319% safer
Eastwood1,131100.44-

Crime Over Time in Eastwood

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Eastwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38312643Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.620.980.710.62Safer
Burglary61386Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13151311Safer
Drugs2.22.02.03.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.983.02.42.2Getting worse
Other Theft111279Safer
Possession of Weapons0.801.20.800.53Safer
Public Order6767Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.980.801.50.53Safer
Shoplifting15212321Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.711.10.53Safer
Vehicle Crime81074.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29323435Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Eastwood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7148% safer
Coventry77.4130% safer
Croydon83.2221% safer
Sheffield85.8117% safer
Bristol86.2117% safer
Leicester97.443.1% safer
Eastwood100.44-
Birmingham102.872.4% more dangerous
Liverpool107.286% more dangerous
Bradford133.0224% more dangerous
Leeds137.1027% more dangerous

Crime in Eastwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eastwood Town728116First

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021