Selston Crime Overview

Selston is among the top 10 safest small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 71st most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Selston in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Selston is the 418th safest small town, and the 2,917th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Selston was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for other theft, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Selston residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Selston recorded 2 reports of robbery during January 2019, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst small town for robbery in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Selston are violence and sexual offences, with 251 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 22% lower than 2019's figure of 307 offences and a difference of 4.49 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Selston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Selston Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Selston This Year

 SelstonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour41833.4842,34436.479% safer
Bicycle Theft10.081,3371.151338% safer
Burglary463.685,3854.6426% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1068.499,8068.450.47% more dangerous
Drugs171.364,1093.54160% safer
Other Crime201.602,6512.2842% safer
Other Theft624.976,7615.8217% safer
Possession of Weapons60.489910.8577% safer
Public Order514.086,8495.9045% safer
Robbery20.167970.69331% safer
Shoplifting372.967,7256.65125% safer
Theft From the Person20.161,0720.92475% safer
Vehicle Crime383.045,9115.0967% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25120.1031,87527.4537% safer

Selston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Greasley43538.6033% safer
East Leake31038.7732% safer
Cotgrave36544.9914% safer
Calverton34445.7112% safer
Ruddington37747.997% safer
Selston63951.18-
Balderton60059.4314% more dangerous
Mansfield Woodhouse1,12860.2815% more dangerous
Stapleford1,00563.7420% more dangerous
Ollerton and Boughton77070.2927% more dangerous
Warsop90871.7629% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Selston

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Selston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18141333Getting worse
Burglary64.653.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8788Getting worse
Drugs0.961.20.561.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.561.81.81.6Getting worse
Other Theft54.265.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.320.480.48Getting worse
Public Order2.52.93.44.1Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.240.160.16Safer
Shoplifting2.72.43.53.0Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.160.320.16Safer
Vehicle Crime754.53.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19222520Safer

Changes In Selston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Selston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Selston51.18-
Barnet67.7124% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Selston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Jacksdale & Underwoood24842Second
Selston40560First

Crime in Selston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Selston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Selston saw a 667% increase in anti-social behaviour. Selston saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 91% compared to November in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Selston's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+417%+177%+225%+165%+68%+247%+86%+667%+75%+182%
Burglary-33%+100%+25%-78%+100%-69%-57%--80%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+29%-38%+60%+25%+150%+67%-14%+10%-17%-8%
Drugs-+100%-+100%------
Other Crime---+400%+50%-----
Other Theft-11%-50%-20%-75%-63%-57%-67%+50%-29%-63%
Possession of Weapons---50%-------
Public Order+100%-25%+200%-80%+300%+14%-67%+400%-+100%
Shoplifting-80%--+100%-+100%-80%--50%-63%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+133%+50%-50%-33%+150%-60%-67%-83%-91%-86%
Violence and Sexual Offences-71%-57%+33%-24%-66%+32%-19%-32%+33%-17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Selston

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021