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Crime and Safety in Mansfield

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Mansfield is the most dangerous major town in Nottinghamshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mansfield in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mansfield is the 30th most dangerous major town, and the 549th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Mansfield was the worst major town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.04 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Mansfield residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous major town for burglary, recording 28 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Mansfield recorded 93 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst major town for criminal damage and arson in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Mansfield are violence and sexual offences, with 3,451 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 3,003 offences and a difference of 5.42 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Mansfield's least common crime is robbery, with 52 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 3.8% from 2020's figure of 54 crimes.

Mansfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Nottinghamshire

19% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mansfield is 19% higher than the East Midlands and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mansfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Mansfield 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 Mansfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211028,453
2020927,637
20191209,893
20181159,549
2017978,051
2016826,795

Crime in Mansfield Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Mansfield This Year

 MansfieldNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3,20738.7835,09330.22 22% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft851.031,2821.10 7% safer
Burglary3073.714,2773.68 0.81% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,08113.0710,3418.91 32% more dangerous
Drugs4475.413,9863.43 37% more dangerous
Other Crime2212.672,5672.21 17% more dangerous
Other Theft5927.167,0176.04 16% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1191.441,0670.92 36% more dangerous
Public Order7519.087,6826.62 27% more dangerous
Robbery520.637610.66 4.8% safer
Shoplifting91411.058,7167.51 32% more dangerous
Theft From the Person871.058400.72 31% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3464.185,3054.57 9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3,45141.7334,85330.02 28% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mansfield

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Recent Crimes in Mansfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Reindeer StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Tenter LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cator RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Abbots CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Baum'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Arundel CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Perlethorpe AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oxford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cromwell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Swallow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chesterfield Road NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Newstead StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ninth AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The BroadwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near QueenswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Champion CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Frank AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near New TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Mansfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33334439 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.801.00.871.0 Getting worse
Burglary6753.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13141113 Safer
Drugs5665 Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.82.82.7 Getting worse
Other Theft121077 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.31.51.71.4 Getting worse
Public Order8879 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.00.650.63 Safer
Shoplifting1414811 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.61.01.0 Safer
Vehicle Crime9854.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41433642 Getting worse

Changes In Mansfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Mansfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Carr Bank Memorial Park131-1403.5

Comparing Mansfield to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0852% safer
Croydon82.4824% safer
Sheffield90.0514% safer
Bristol90.5213% safer
Mansfield102.22-
Coventry102.240.02% more dangerous
Leicester111.598% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0617% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6421% more dangerous
Bradford132.2823% more dangerous
Leeds150.9432% more dangerous

Crime in Mansfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eakring & Ling Forest33850Sixth
Forest Town & Newlands56951Fifth
Grange Farm & Ladybrook79075Third
King's Walk, Berry Hill & Oakham69957Fourth
Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill2,953279First
Newgate & Carr Bank1,478174Second

Mansfield Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourEakring & Ling Forest (139)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (871)
Bicycle TheftForest Town & Newlands (4)Newgate & Carr Bank (22)
BurglaryForest Town & Newlands (18)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (97)
Criminal Damage and ArsonKing's Walk, Berry Hill & Oakham (78)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (268)
DrugsForest Town & Newlands (13)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (247)
Other CrimeEakring & Ling Forest (2)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (64)
Other TheftEakring & Ling Forest (20)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (174)
Possession of WeaponsKing's Walk, Berry Hill & Oakham (4)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (52)
Public OrderForest Town & Newlands (48)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (274)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Grange Farm & Ladybrook (3)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (23)
ShopliftingForest Town & Newlands (18)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (599)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Forest Town & Newlands (1)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (36)
Vehicle CrimeEakring & Ling Forest (9)Newgate & Carr Bank (64)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEakring & Ling Forest (140)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (1,028)

Crime in Mansfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mansfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Mansfield saw a 200% increase in bicycle theft. Mansfield saw a large fall in bicycle theft during October, when it fell by 92% compared to October in 2019. Mansfield saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including bicycle theft, criminal damage and arson, theft from the person, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+24%+68%+111%+11%+20%+11%+56%+46%+44%+31%
Bicycle Theft-17%-57%-40%-75%-55%-75%-25%-92%+200%-33%
Burglary-14%-39%-49%-29%-47%-30%-36%-10%-32%-35%
Criminal Damage and Arson-16%-47%-9%-30%-26%-14%-36%-16%+5%-34%
Drugs-57%+38%+6%-16%-27%+47%+20%-21%-8%-9%
Other Crime+14%-21%+10%+50%+10%+44%-38%-7%-42%+69%
Other Theft-24%-44%-39%-30%-32%-20%-13%-44%-50%-39%
Possession of Weapons-50%-33%+9%+167%+200%+64%-13%-9%+18%-54%
Public Order-23%-50%-30%+2%-2%-14%+50%-12%+12%-27%
Robbery-33%-90%-67%+33%+60%+200%-83%-86%-64%-43%
Shoplifting-39%-81%-80%-50%-48%-44%-34%-40%-44%-39%
Theft From the Person-17%-60%+13%-38%-55%-33%-43%-40%-90%-67%
Vehicle Crime-21%+10%-66%-74%-51%-61%-13%-27%-18%-43%
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-34%-17%-20%-23%-8%-5%-12%-8%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mansfield

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

How dangerous is Mansfield?
Mansfield is the most dangerous major town in Nottinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Mansfield?
Mansfield's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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