West Bridgford Crime Overview

West Bridgford is the safest medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 86th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West Bridgford in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West Bridgford is the 31st safest medium-sized town, and the 3,498th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, West Bridgford was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for West Bridgford residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 37 crimes at a rate of 0.76 per 1,000 residents. West Bridgford recorded 5 reports of robbery during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in West Bridgford are violence and sexual offences, with 632 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 674 offences and a difference of 0.86 from 2019's crime rate of 14. West Bridgford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 15 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 30 crimes.

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Crime in West Bridgford Compared To Nottinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in West Bridgford This Year

 West BridgfordNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,03321.1442,34436.4773% safer
Bicycle Theft881.801,3371.1536% more dangerous
Burglary2715.555,3854.6416% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2344.799,8068.4576% safer
Drugs951.944,1093.5482% safer
Other Crime531.082,6512.28111% safer
Other Theft2184.466,7615.8230% safer
Possession of Weapons180.379910.85130% safer
Public Order1593.256,8495.9082% safer
Robbery260.537970.6930% safer
Shoplifting1873.837,7256.6574% safer
Theft From the Person150.311,0720.92197% safer
Vehicle Crime2585.285,9115.093.6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences63212.9431,87527.45112% safer

West Bridgford Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,25446.14-
Beeston2,52946.721.2% more dangerous
Arnold1,96450.148% more dangerous
Hucknall2,36767.2831% more dangerous
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,93171.0035% more dangerous
Worksop3,98391.3349% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in West Bridgford

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West Bridgford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13121221Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.72.02.91.8Safer
Burglary64.466Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.7554.8Safer
Drugs0.840.921.61.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.550.721.11.1Getting worse
Other Theft8754.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.430.390.37No change
Public Order2.42.83.23.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.550.680.53Safer
Shoplifting5.04.753.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.430.610.31Safer
Vehicle Crime5775Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10121413Getting worse

Changes In West Bridgford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in West Bridgford's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Boundary Road Park631-1214
Bridgeford Park15111132.5
Collington Common1----00.36
War Memorial Playing Field1----00.28
West Park4----01.4

Comparing West Bridgford to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford46.14-
Barnet67.7132% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2245% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in West Bridgford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Compton Acres & Lutterell48351Third
Edwalton36146Fourth
Lady Bay32138Fifth
West Bridgford69772First
Wilford & Silverdale36860Second

West Bridgford Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of West Bridgford for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourEdwalton (159)West Bridgford (304)
Bicycle TheftEdwalton (9)West Bridgford (35)
BurglaryCompton Acres & Lutterell (28)Lady Bay (68)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLady Bay (37)Wilford & Silverdale (45)
DrugsWest Bridgford (15)Wilford & Silverdale (28)
Other CrimeLady Bay (4)Compton Acres & Lutterell (21)
Other TheftLady Bay (19)West Bridgford (93)
Possession of WeaponsWest Bridgford (4)Edwalton (6)
Public OrderLady Bay (20)Wilford & Silverdale (34)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Edwalton (2)Lady Bay (7)
ShopliftingEdwalton (2)West Bridgford (119)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lady Bay (1)West Bridgford (8)
Vehicle CrimeLady Bay (34)Compton Acres & Lutterell (74)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLady Bay (85)Wilford & Silverdale (130)

Crime in West Bridgford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in West Bridgford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when West Bridgford saw a 400% increase in drugs. West Bridgford saw a large fall in bicycle theft during May, when it fell by 90% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+22%+176%+118%+171%+45%+13%+106%+98%+65%+90%
Bicycle Theft-18%-69%-90%-78%-38%-8%-29%-33%+200%+25%
Burglary+313%-38%+50%-76%-42%+47%-54%-67%--68%
Criminal Damage and Arson+71%-52%-41%+5%+5%+13%+20%+26%-46%+7%
Drugs+125%+400%+167%+86%-42%--11%-44%+100%-67%
Other Crime--+300%+25%--44%-33%+25%-20%-33%
Other Theft-25%-85%-35%-35%-37%-4%+25%+46%+13%-5%
Possession of Weapons--+100%+100%+400%----+100%
Public Order+30%-47%-11%+67%-31%+15%+6%+33%-31%-19%
Robbery+100%--50%-33%+100%-25%+150%-75%-33%-67%
Shoplifting-41%-53%-78%-11%-26%-32%+17%+83%-57%-38%
Theft From the Person--67%--75%-67%-50%+50%--67%-
Vehicle Crime-45%-54%-51%+17%+13%-52%-35%+44%-24%-24%
Violence and Sexual Offences-29%-8%-23%--33%-17%+28%-21%--9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in West Bridgford

What police force serves West Bridgford?
West Bridgford's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.
How dangerous is West Bridgford?
West Bridgford is the safest medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire.
What is West Bridgford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in West Bridgford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in West Bridgford?
West Bridgford's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021