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Crime and Safety in Ollerton and Boughton

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Ollerton and Boughton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ollerton and Boughton in 2021 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ollerton and Boughton is the 251st most dangerous small town, and the 1,527th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Ollerton and Boughton was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Ollerton and Boughton residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.82 per 1,000 residents. Ollerton and Boughton recorded 1 report of robbery during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for robbery in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ollerton and Boughton are violence and sexual offences, with 382 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 346 offences and a difference of 3.29 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Ollerton and Boughton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Ollerton and Boughton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Nottinghamshire

17% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

9% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ollerton and Boughton is 17% lower than the East Midlands and 9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ollerton and Boughton Crime Rate Over Time

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Ollerton and Boughton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ollerton and Boughton 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 Ollerton and Boughton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202170770
202070770
201980878
201873796
201776834
201660660

Crime in Ollerton and Boughton Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ollerton and Boughton This Year

 Ollerton and BoughtonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33330.4035,09330.22 0.59% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft100.911,2821.10 21% safer
Burglary353.194,2773.68 15% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1099.9510,3418.91 10% more dangerous
Drugs181.643,9863.43 109% safer
Other Crime373.382,5672.21 35% more dangerous
Other Theft454.117,0176.04 47% safer
Possession of Weapons40.371,0670.92 149% safer
Public Order595.397,6826.62 23% safer
Robbery30.277610.66 144% safer
Shoplifting222.018,7167.51 274% safer
Theft From the Person10.098400.72 700% safer
Vehicle Crime454.115,3054.57 11% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38234.8734,85330.02 14% more dangerous

Ollerton and Boughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Balderton49348.8344% safer
Selston67153.7431% safer
Mansfield Woodhouse1,11459.5318% safer
Warsop83766.156% safer
Stapleford1,06667.614.0% safer
Ollerton and Boughton77070.29-
Retford1,83779.4812% more dangerous
Harworth Bircotes70582.8815% more dangerous
Eastwood1,02090.5822% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ollerton and Boughton

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Recent Crimes in Ollerton and Boughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petersmiths CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Turner LaneOffender given a caution
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bramble CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near A616Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stepnall HeightsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chestnut CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tuxford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manvers ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oak AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chestnut DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stepnall HeightsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Breck Bank CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bramble CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George Dere CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Turner LaneOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forest RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Ollerton and Boughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32284430 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.820.910.270.91 Getting worse
Burglary4.74.83.73.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12121210 Safer
Drugs1.02.11.81.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.62.33.4 Getting worse
Other Theft7864.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.820.640.37 Safer
Public Order4.3565 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.460.090.27 Safer
Shoplifting4.43.81.42.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.460.460.370.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime564.74.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30333235 Getting worse

Changes In Ollerton and Boughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ollerton and Boughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.084.8% safer
Ollerton and Boughton70.29-
Croydon82.4815% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0522% more dangerous
Bristol90.5222% more dangerous
Coventry102.2431% more dangerous
Leicester111.5937% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0643% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6446% more dangerous
Bradford132.2847% more dangerous
Leeds150.9453% more dangerous

Crime in Ollerton and Boughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ollerton and Boughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Ollerton and Boughton saw a 400% increase in drugs. Ollerton and Boughton saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 89% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+21%+121%+112%+29%-3%+69%+23%+22%+86%+100%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary----+300%+150%---89%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+11%-60%-50%+88%-7%+80%+11%-69%--27%
Drugs---+200%-50%+400%-80%+300%-25%-
Other Crime-50%--+75%----40%-+50%
Other Theft-63%-57%-38%-64%+25%-14%-33%+25%--43%
Possession of Weapons----50%-75%-----
Public Order+133%+50%-+250%+133%-+60%-+33%-88%
Shoplifting-50%---50%-75%--+100%-+33%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-25%-20%-83%-75%-43%-75%-57%+133%-60%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+32%-33%-21%-40%-9%+14%+116%-4%-13%-21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ollerton and Boughton

What police force serves Ollerton and Boughton?
Ollerton and Boughton's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.

How dangerous is Ollerton and Boughton?
Ollerton and Boughton is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Nottinghamshire.

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

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

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