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Crime and Safety in Selston

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Selston is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Selston in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Selston is the 383rd safest small town, and the 2,856th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Selston was the worst small town in Nottinghamshire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Selston residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.56 per 1,000 residents. Selston recorded 1 report of robbery during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for robbery in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Selston are violence and sexual offences, with 296 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 251 offences and a difference of 3.61 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Selston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Selston 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Nottinghamshire

54% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

42% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Selston is 54% lower than the East Midlands and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Selston Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Selston 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 Selston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202154671
202051639
201958730
201852654
201752650
201641508

Crime in Selston Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Selston This Year

 SelstonNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28823.0735,09330.22 31% safer
Bicycle Theft10.081,2821.10 1275% safer
Burglary463.684,2773.680% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson937.4510,3418.91 20% safer
Drugs171.363,9863.43 152% safer
Other Crime211.682,5672.21 32% safer
Other Theft403.207,0176.04 89% safer
Possession of Weapons40.321,0670.92 188% safer
Public Order564.497,6826.62 47% safer
Robbery50.407610.66 65% safer
Shoplifting574.578,7167.51 64% safer
Theft From the Person10.088400.72 800% safer
Vehicle Crime342.725,3054.57 68% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29623.7134,85330.02 27% safer

Selston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Calverton30840.9331% safer
Greasley46641.3530% safer
Ruddington36646.5915% safer
Cotgrave38247.0814% safer
Balderton49348.8310% safer
Selston67153.74-
Mansfield Woodhouse1,11459.5310% more dangerous
Warsop83766.1519% more dangerous
Stapleford1,06667.6121% more dangerous
Ollerton and Boughton77070.2924% more dangerous
Retford1,83779.4832% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Selston

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Recent Crimes in Selston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The LinksInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Field View CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dixie StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fairview AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hampshire CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Chapel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Church HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sherwood WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oakham DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wiltshire AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Hobsic LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Desborough RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Crescent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Middlebrook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rawson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Desborough RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church HillUnable to prosecute suspect

Selston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14133323 Getting worse
Burglary4.653.73.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7887 Getting worse
Drugs1.20.561.41.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.81.61.7 Getting worse
Other Theft4.265.03.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.480.480.32 Safer
Public Order2.93.44.14.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.160.160.40 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.43.53.04.6 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.320.160.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime54.53.02.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22252024 Getting worse

Changes In Selston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Selston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Selston53.74-
Barnet67.0820% more dangerous
Croydon82.4835% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0540% more dangerous
Bristol90.5241% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5952% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Selston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Jacksdale & Underwoood27546Second
Selston41361First

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 most dangerous small town 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.

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