Mansfield Crime Overview

Mansfield is the most dangerous major town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mansfield in 2020 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mansfield is the 39th most dangerous major town, and the 626th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Mansfield was the worst major town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.05 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Mansfield residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous major town for burglary, recording 33 crimes at a rate of 0.40 per 1,000 residents. Mansfield recorded 68 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.82 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 3,060 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 18% lower than 2019's figure of 3,623 offences and a difference of 6.81 from 2019's crime rate of 44. Mansfield's least common crime is robbery, with 54 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 61% from 2019's figure of 87 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Mansfield This Year

 MansfieldNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3,65444.1842,34436.4717% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft720.871,3371.1532% safer
Burglary4265.155,3854.6410% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson91911.119,8068.4524% more dangerous
Drugs4755.744,1093.5438% more dangerous
Other Crime2412.912,6512.2822% more dangerous
Other Theft5957.196,7615.8219% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1411.709910.8550% more dangerous
Public Order6117.396,8495.9020% more dangerous
Robbery540.657970.696% safer
Shoplifting6337.657,7256.6513% more dangerous
Theft From the Person871.051,0720.9212% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4295.195,9115.091.9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences3,06037.0031,87527.4526% more dangerous

Crime in Mansfield Compared To Nottinghamshire

Mansfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32333444Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.760.811.00.87Getting worse
Burglary6685Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12141411Safer
Drugs4.4566Getting worse
Other Crime1.52.42.92.9Getting worse
Other Theft1212107Safer
Possession of Weapons0.861.31.51.7Getting worse
Public Order6887Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.601.21.00.65Safer
Shoplifting1114148Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.631.11.61.0Safer
Vehicle Crime9985Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33424437Safer

Changes In Mansfield's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Mansfield to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7138% safer
Coventry77.4121% safer
Croydon83.2213% safer
Sheffield85.819% safer
Bristol86.219% safer
Mansfield93.63-
Leicester97.443.9% more dangerous
Birmingham102.879% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2813% more dangerous
Bradford133.0230% more dangerous
Leeds137.1032% more dangerous

Crime in Mansfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eakring & Ling Forest25037Sixth
Forest Town & Newlands50645Fifth
Grange Farm & Ladybrook80577Third
King's Walk, Berry Hill & Oakham64252Fourth
Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill2,500236First
Newgate & Carr Bank1,284151Second

Mansfield Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Mansfield for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourEakring & Ling Forest (155)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (888)
Bicycle TheftEakring & Ling Forest (2)Newgate & Carr Bank (18)
BurglaryForest Town & Newlands (23)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (117)
Criminal Damage and ArsonEakring & Ling Forest (32)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (238)
DrugsEakring & Ling Forest (7)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (258)
Other CrimeEakring & Ling Forest (8)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (61)
Other TheftEakring & Ling Forest (18)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (161)
Possession of WeaponsEakring & Ling Forest (4)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (61)
Public OrderEakring & Ling Forest (18)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (204)
Robbery (inc. mugging)King's Walk, Berry Hill & Oakham (1)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (30)
ShopliftingEakring & Ling Forest (10)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (426)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Forest Town & Newlands (1)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (39)
Vehicle CrimeEakring & Ling Forest (17)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (103)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEakring & Ling Forest (116)Mansfield Town Centre & Broomhill (785)

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+25%+69%+111%+11%+19%+12%+57%+44%+44%+33%
Bicycle Theft-17%-57%-40%-75%-55%-75%-25%-92%+200%-33%
Burglary-10%-39%-49%-31%-50%-30%-34%-16%-33%-39%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-47%-10%-32%-26%-10%-34%-13%+4%-35%
Drugs-57%+38%+6%-21%-27%+47%+20%-21%-8%-9%
Other Crime+18%-21%+5%+64%+10%+30%-38%-7%-42%+47%
Other Theft-21%-41%-36%-29%-32%-22%-12%-42%-50%-41%
Possession of Weapons-50%-33%+9%+167%+200%+64%-13%-9%+18%-54%
Public Order-23%-49%-30%+2%-3%-11%+54%-13%+10%-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%-30%-90%-67%
Vehicle Crime-21%+6%-65%-71%-48%-62%-13%-27%-18%-41%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-34%-19%-20%-20%-8%-5%-12%-9%-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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021