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Crime and Safety in Oakham

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Oakham is the most dangerous small town in Rutland, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Rutland's 54 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Oakham in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Rutland's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Rutland rate of 41 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Oakham is the 283rd safest small town, and the 3,762nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Oakham had the worst crime rate in Rutland for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Oakham residents, when it was Rutland's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Oakham recorded 8 reports of criminal damage and arson during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.71 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Rutland that month.

The most common crimes in Oakham are violence and sexual offences, with 245 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 27% higher than 2020's figure of 178 offences and a difference of 5.98 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Oakham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Oakham 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Rutland

77% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

59% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Oakham is 77% lower than the East Midlands and 59% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Oakham Crime Rate Over Time

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Oakham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Oakham 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 Oakham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146513
202040453
201948536
201838425
201734379
201630340

Crime in Oakham Compared To Rutland

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Summary of Crimes in Oakham This Year

 OakhamRutland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour565.001263.13 37% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.54130.32 41% more dangerous
Burglary141.25681.69 35% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson433.841924.77 24% safer
Drugs292.59451.12 57% more dangerous
Other Crime141.25491.22 2.4% more dangerous
Other Theft363.221764.37 36% safer
Possession of Weapons60.54110.27 50% more dangerous
Public Order776.881924.77 31% more dangerous
Robbery40.3640.10 72% more dangerous
Shoplifting201.79441.09 39% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.27100.25 7% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime161.431313.26 128% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24521.8971717.82 19% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Oakham

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Recent Crimes in Oakham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Long RowUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Stables CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Dove CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bowling Green CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Martin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lands End WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Gaol StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westgate StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Huntsman DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near Horn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near College CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Stamford RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Willoughby GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Oakham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour6775 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.800.540.540.54 Safer
Burglary3.32.72.11.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.8753.8 Safer
Drugs0.711.73.12.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.10.631.2 Getting worse
Other Theft4.64.63.93.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.180.360.54 Getting worse
Public Order2.43.64.97 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.09-0.36 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.21.92.11.8 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.630.450.180.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.14.61.71.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15201622 Getting worse

Changes In Oakham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Oakham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Oakham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cutts Close312-245

Comparing Oakham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9315% safer
Oakham45.84-
Birmingham49.608% more dangerous
Barnet67.0832% more dangerous
Croydon82.4844% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0349% more dangerous
Bristol90.5249% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Oakham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Oakham East30639First

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).

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