Ollerton and Boughton Crime Overview

Ollerton and Boughton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ollerton and Boughton in 2020 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.5% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ollerton and Boughton is the 195th most dangerous small town, and the 1,401st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Ollerton and Boughton was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Ollerton and Boughton residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.64 per 1,000 residents. Ollerton and Boughton recorded 1 report of theft from the person during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for theft from the person in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ollerton and Boughton are violence and sexual offences, with 346 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 364 offences and a difference of 1.65 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Ollerton and Boughton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Ollerton and Boughton This Year

 Ollerton and BoughtonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48143.9142,34436.4717% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.271,3371.15326% safer
Burglary413.745,3854.6424% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12611.509,8068.4527% more dangerous
Drugs201.834,1093.5493% safer
Other Crime252.282,6512.280% safer
Other Theft655.936,7615.821.9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.649910.8533% safer
Public Order666.026,8495.902.0% more dangerous
Robbery10.097970.69667% safer
Shoplifting151.377,7256.65385% safer
Theft From the Person40.371,0720.92149% safer
Vehicle Crime514.665,9115.099% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34631.5831,87527.4513% more dangerous

Crime in Ollerton and Boughton Compared To Nottinghamshire

Ollerton and Boughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ruddington37747.9946% safer
Selston63951.1837% safer
Balderton60059.4318% safer
Mansfield Woodhouse1,12860.2817% safer
Stapleford1,00563.7410% safer
Ollerton and Boughton77070.29-
Warsop90871.762.0% more dangerous
Retford1,84579.8212% more dangerous
Harworth Bircotes71984.5317% more dangerous
Eastwood1,131100.4430% more dangerous

Ollerton and Boughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour41322844Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.820.910.27Safer
Burglary54.74.83.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18121212Safer
Drugs1.61.02.11.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.42.62.3Getting worse
Other Theft11786Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.180.820.64Getting worse
Public Order4.34.356Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.460.460.09Safer
Shoplifting64.43.81.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.460.460.37Safer
Vehicle Crime3.3564.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24303332Getting worse

Changes In Ollerton and Boughton's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Ollerton and Boughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.713.8% safer
Ollerton and Boughton70.29-
Coventry77.419% more dangerous
Croydon83.2216% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8118% more dangerous
Bristol86.2118% more dangerous
Leicester97.4428% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8732% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2834% more dangerous
Bradford133.0247% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% 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 towns 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021