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Crime and Safety in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

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West Bridgford is the safest medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 73rd most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West Bridgford in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West Bridgford is the 35th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,463rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, West Bridgford was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for West Bridgford residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 40 crimes at a rate of 0.82 per 1,000 residents. West Bridgford recorded 6 reports of robbery during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in West Bridgford are violence and sexual offences, with 686 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 4.2% higher than 2020's figure of 657 offences and a difference of 0.59 from 2020's crime rate of 13. West Bridgford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 12% from 2020's figure of 18 crimes.

West Bridgford 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire

69% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

51% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in West Bridgford is 69% lower than the East Midlands and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

West Bridgford Crime Rate Over Time

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West Bridgford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in West Bridgford represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for West Bridgford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021482,352
2020482,335
2019562,744
2018502,445
2017462,261
2016351,700

Crime in West Bridgford Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in West Bridgford This Year

 West BridgfordNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86217.6435,08530.22 71% safer
Bicycle Theft901.841,2821.10 40% more dangerous
Burglary2394.894,2773.68 25% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2234.5610,3408.91 95% safer
Drugs791.623,9863.43 112% safer
Other Crime410.842,5642.21 163% safer
Other Theft2364.837,0176.04 25% safer
Possession of Weapons180.371,0660.92 149% safer
Public Order1943.977,6816.62 67% safer
Robbery290.597610.66 12% safer
Shoplifting2765.658,7167.51 33% safer
Theft From the Person160.338400.72 118% safer
Vehicle Crime2254.615,3034.57 0.87% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences68614.0434,82729.99 114% safer

West Bridgford Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,35248.14-
Arnold2,03451.937% more dangerous
Beeston2,83552.378% more dangerous
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,83467.4329% more dangerous
Hucknall2,49170.8132% more dangerous
Sutton in Ashfield4,57995.8550% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in West Bridgford

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Recent Crimes in West Bridgford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lodore CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Public orderOn or near Cropston CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dale CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Patrick RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stonesby ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Loughborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parkcroft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Hawksworth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Eltham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Knights CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brierfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Julian RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Bampton CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Malvern RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

West Bridgford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12122218 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.12.91.81.8 Safer
Burglary4.6764.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson554.94.6 Safer
Drugs0.941.72.01.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.741.11.10.84 Getting worse
Other Theft864.94.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.390.370.37 Safer
Public Order2.93.33.34.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.680.530.59 Getting worse
Shoplifting5.063.96 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.470.650.370.33 Safer
Vehicle Crime7864.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12141314 Getting 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 2021.

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
Coventry39.9321% safer
West Bridgford48.14-
Birmingham49.602.9% more dangerous
Barnet67.0828% more dangerous
Croydon82.4842% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0347% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in West Bridgford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Compton Acres & Lutterell42845Third
Edwalton33943Fourth
Lady Bay31237Fifth
West Bridgford86890First
Wilford & Silverdale39865Second

West Bridgford Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCompton Acres & Lutterell (119)West Bridgford (303)
Bicycle TheftEdwalton (2)Compton Acres & Lutterell (32)
BurglaryWilford & Silverdale (13)West Bridgford (119)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCompton Acres & Lutterell (41)West Bridgford (74)
DrugsLady Bay (7)Wilford & Silverdale (24)
Other CrimeLady Bay (6)Wilford & Silverdale (10)
Other TheftEdwalton (15)West Bridgford (85)
Possession of WeaponsEdwalton (3)Wilford & Silverdale (5)
Public OrderLady Bay (22)West Bridgford (65)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Edwalton (2)West Bridgford (11)
ShopliftingEdwalton (13)West Bridgford (209)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Wilford & Silverdale (1)Compton Acres & Lutterell (7)
Vehicle CrimeEdwalton (22)Wilford & Silverdale (48)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLady Bay (88)Wilford & Silverdale (156)

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+17%+180%+115%+176%+46%+11%+105%+94%+68%+93%
Bicycle Theft-18%-69%-90%-78%-25%-8%-32%-33%+125%+25%
Burglary+267%-41%+50%-78%-42%+47%-56%-65%--68%
Criminal Damage and Arson+71%-59%-47%-9%-4%+6%+20%+26%-46%+7%
Drugs+125%+400%+167%+86%-50%--20%-33%+133%-56%
Other Crime-+50%+300%+25%--44%-33%+25%-20%-33%
Other Theft-24%-85%-40%-41%-31%-+22%+19%+13%-
Possession of Weapons--+100%+100%+400%----+100%
Public Order+30%-47%-20%+56%-31%-6%+6%+33%-31%-6%
Robbery+100%--50%-33%+100%-25%+150%-75%-33%-67%
Shoplifting-46%-55%-74%-23%-30%-32%+17%+57%-58%-50%
Theft From the Person--67%--75%-50%-50%+150%--75%-
Vehicle Crime-42%-53%-57%+19%+12%-57%-33%+46%-26%-26%
Violence and Sexual Offences-30%-5%-23%+5%-34%-12%+25%-19%+4%-7%

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).

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