Oakham Crime Overview

Oakham is the most dangerous small town in Rutland, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Rutland's 58 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Oakham in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Rutland's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the Rutland rate of 35 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Oakham is the 258th safest small town, and the 4,318th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Oakham had the worst crime rate in Rutland for burglary, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Oakham residents, when it was Rutland's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Oakham recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst for bicycle theft in Rutland that month.

The most common crimes in Oakham are violence and sexual offences, with 178 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 23% lower than 2019's figure of 219 offences and a difference of 3.66 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Oakham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Oakham This Year

 OakhamRutland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour736.521744.3234% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.5480.2063% more dangerous
Burglary232.06791.964.9% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson575.091764.3714% more dangerous
Drugs353.13801.9936% more dangerous
Other Crime70.63561.39121% safer
Other Theft443.931493.706% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.3670.1753% more dangerous
Public Order554.911303.2334% more dangerous
Shoplifting232.06601.4928% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.1880.2011% safer
Vehicle Crime191.701002.4946% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17815.9154613.5715% more dangerous

Crime in Oakham Compared To Rutland

Oakham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9677Safer
Bicycle Theft0.890.800.540.54Safer
Burglary53.32.72.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.74.875Safer
Drugs0.710.711.73.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.801.11.10.63Safer
Other Theft3.94.64.63.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.180.180.36Getting worse
Public Order1.22.43.64.9Getting worse
Shoplifting1.22.21.92.1Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.450.630.450.18Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.14.61.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12152016Getting worse

Changes In Oakham's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Oakham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Oakham40.48-
Barnet67.7140% more dangerous
Coventry77.4148% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8153% more dangerous
Bristol86.2153% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8761% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Oakham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Oakham East29738First

Crime in Oakham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Oakham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Oakham saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Oakham saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+75%+400%-+400%-27%--71%-25%-86%-73%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-75%-67%-+200%-50%---33%-33%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson--40%+33%-60%+75%+11%-44%-77%-20%-67%
Drugs-67%+50%+400%---50%--+300%+300%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--50%+50%+100%-67%-13%+20%-33%-63%-57%
Public Order+200%--+33%-----67%-50%
Shoplifting+100%------+33%--
Vehicle Crime---83%-67%---83%-+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-55%-71%+36%+125%-+42%+55%-34%-7%-65%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Oakham

What police force serves Oakham?
Oakham's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Oakham?
Oakham is the most dangerous small town in Rutland.
What is Oakham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Oakham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Oakham?
Oakham's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021