Ruddington Crime Overview

Ruddington is among the top 10 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 84th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ruddington in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 53% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ruddington is the 376th safest small town, and the 3,284th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Ruddington was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2019 was also a bad month for Ruddington residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Ruddington recorded 28 reports of vehicle crime during February 2019, making its crime rate of 3.6 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ruddington are violence and sexual offences, with 121 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 4.1% higher than 2019's figure of 116 offences and a difference of 0.63 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Ruddington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Ruddington Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ruddington This Year

 RuddingtonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19624.9542,34436.4746% safer
Bicycle Theft50.641,3371.1580% safer
Burglary303.825,3854.6421% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson364.589,8068.4584% safer
Drugs91.154,1093.54208% safer
Other Crime81.022,6512.28124% safer
Other Theft253.186,7615.8283% safer
Possession of Weapons20.259910.85240% safer
Public Order435.476,8495.908% safer
Robbery30.387970.6982% safer
Shoplifting394.967,7256.6534% safer
Vehicle Crime567.135,9115.0929% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences12115.4031,87527.4578% safer

Ruddington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bingham35534.8138% safer
Greasley43538.6024% safer
East Leake31038.7724% safer
Cotgrave36544.997% safer
Calverton34445.715.0% safer
Ruddington37747.99-
Selston63951.186% more dangerous
Balderton60059.4319% more dangerous
Mansfield Woodhouse1,12860.2820% more dangerous
Stapleford1,00563.7425% more dangerous
Ollerton and Boughton77070.2932% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ruddington

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Ruddington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1111925Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.250.250.64Getting worse
Burglary554.73.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.255.04.6Safer
Drugs0.250.641.01.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.380.511.41.0Getting worse
Other Theft9863.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.380.130.25Safer
Public Order2.42.62.05Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.380.250.38Getting worse
Shoplifting4.11.43.45.0Getting worse
Vehicle Crime66137Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10121515Getting worse

Changes In Ruddington's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ruddington's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Ruddington that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Elms Park----221.0

Comparing Ruddington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ruddington47.99-
Barnet67.7129% more dangerous
Coventry77.4138% more dangerous
Croydon83.2242% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8144% more dangerous
Bristol86.2144% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Ruddington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ruddington37748First

Crime in Ruddington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ruddington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Ruddington saw a 700% increase in public order. Ruddington saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+75%+300%+367%+483%+91%+113%+71%+300%+300%-17%
Burglary-33%-58%-+100%-60%+100%+400%-+300%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-50%+100%-50%+100%+200%-50%+33%-+200%
Drugs-----50%-----
Other Crime+100%--50%----50%---
Other Theft+200%--67%-50%-86%--50%-86%+50%-75%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+300%+200%-+700%+400%+150%----33%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+500%--67%-+400%+150%+167%-50%--25%
Vehicle Crime-50%+40%-20%-50%-50%--53%-33%+38%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences-31%-65%-29%+100%-11%+22%+10%+88%-10%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ruddington

What police force serves Ruddington?
Ruddington's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.
How dangerous is Ruddington?
Ruddington is among the top 10 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire.
What is Ruddington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ruddington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ruddington?
Ruddington's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021