Hucknall Crime Overview

Hucknall is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hucknall in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hucknall is the 88th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,587th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Hucknall was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for other crime, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Hucknall residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Hucknall recorded 5 reports of possession of weapons during September 2019, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hucknall are violence and sexual offences, with 936 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 14% lower than 2019's figure of 1,071 offences and a difference of 3.83 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Hucknall's least common crime is theft from the person, with 12 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 18 crimes.

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Crime in Hucknall Compared To Nottinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Hucknall This Year

 HucknallNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,32437.6442,34436.473.1% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft260.741,3371.1555% safer
Burglary1524.325,3854.647% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3118.849,8068.454.4% more dangerous
Drugs902.564,1093.5438% safer
Other Crime712.022,6512.2813% safer
Other Theft1534.356,7615.8234% safer
Possession of Weapons230.659910.8531% safer
Public Order1795.096,8495.9016% safer
Robbery230.657970.696% safer
Shoplifting2587.337,7256.659% more dangerous
Theft From the Person120.341,0720.92171% safer
Vehicle Crime1333.785,9115.0935% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences93626.6131,87527.453.2% safer

Hucknall Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,25446.1446% safer
Beeston2,52946.7244% safer
Arnold1,96450.1434% safer
Hucknall2,36767.28-
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,93171.005% more dangerous
Worksop3,98391.3326% more dangerous
Sutton in Ashfield4,55495.3329% more dangerous
Newark3,843125.5146% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hucknall

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Hucknall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30292538Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.41.20.74Safer
Burglary554.74.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1312109Safer
Drugs1.11.22.42.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.52.52.0Getting worse
Other Theft7554.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.400.650.65Getting worse
Public Order4.24.465Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.800.711.20.65Safer
Shoplifting1010107Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.370.510.34Safer
Vehicle Crime855.03.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22273027Getting worse

Changes In Hucknall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hucknall to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hucknall67.28-
Barnet67.710.64% more dangerous
Coventry77.4113% more dangerous
Croydon83.2219% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2837% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Hucknall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hucknall Town978104First

Crime in Hucknall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hucknall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Hucknall saw a 400% increase in robbery. Hucknall saw a large fall in bicycle theft during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Hucknall's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+147%+103%+60%+34%+17%+31%+103%+61%+6%
Bicycle Theft-33%--29%---80%-60%+33%-40%-
Burglary+171%+40%+11%-35%-62%+40%+20%-28%+22%-59%
Criminal Damage and Arson+15%--23%-55%-19%+3%-18%-10%-12%-13%
Drugs-33%---43%+100%-25%-62%-11%+40%-11%
Other Crime-22%-33%-60%+14%-60%-30%-43%-42%-17%+133%
Other Theft-27%-63%+58%+33%-54%-52%+30%-38%--24%
Possession of Weapons-67%-+300%-67%+100%+200%-20%---
Public Order--20%-28%-25%+100%-30%-52%-10%+33%-21%
Robbery--67%--40%+100%-60%-33%-33%+400%-67%
Shoplifting--74%-76%-52%-45%+4%-20%-15%-42%+40%
Theft From the Person--50%--+100%-33%--+100%-
Vehicle Crime+140%-13%+83%-60%-31%-22%-36%-54%--41%
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%-35%-19%-34%-2%+1%-28%-1%-8%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hucknall

What police force serves Hucknall?
Hucknall's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.
How dangerous is Hucknall?
Hucknall is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Nottinghamshire.
What is Hucknall's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hucknall are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hucknall?
Hucknall's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021