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.
Small Towns, Rutland
77% lower, regional crime rate
59% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||56||5.00||126||3.13||37% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.54||13||0.32||41% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||43||3.84||192||4.77||24% safer|
|Drugs||29||2.59||45||1.12||57% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||14||1.25||49||1.22||2.4% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||36||3.22||176||4.37||36% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||6||0.54||11||0.27||50% more dangerous|
|Public Order||77||6.88||192||4.77||31% more dangerous|
|Robbery||4||0.36||4||0.10||72% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||20||1.79||44||1.09||39% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||3||0.27||10||0.25||7% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||16||1.43||131||3.26||128% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||245||21.89||717||17.82||19% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Long Row||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Market Street||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Stables Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Dove Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bowling Green Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Martin Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Lands End Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Gaol Street||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Westgate Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Huntsman Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Petrol Station||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Horn Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Dean'S Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near College Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Stamford Road||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Willoughby Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.8||7||5||3.8||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.1||1.1||0.63||1.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.18||0.18||0.36||0.54||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.4||3.6||4.9||7||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||-||0.09||-||0.36||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.63||0.45||0.18||0.27||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||15||20||16||22||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||49.60||8% more dangerous|
|Barnet||67.08||32% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||44% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||49% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||49% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||59% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||63% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||65% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||70% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||-40%||+33%||-60%||+75%||+11%||-44%||-77%||-20%||-67%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-55%||-71%||+36%||+125%||-||+42%||+55%||-34%||-7%||-65%|