Leicester’s Crime rates in 2022
Leicester, located in the heart of Leicestershire, is a vibrant city with a rich history and diverse culture. Like any urban area, it has its challenges, and we’re committed to keeping our community informed. Here are some statistics to provide a clearer picture of the city’s safety in 2022:
- Leicester recorded a crime rate of 128 crimes per 1,000 people, which is higher than Leicestershire’s average.
- On the national level, for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, Leicester is a city that requires attention when it comes to safety, ranking 376th out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2022:
- Bicycle theft was a concern, with 60 reported cases.
- The city saw 273 reported burglaries.
- There were 369 reports of criminal damage and arson.
Looking at the broader picture for 2022:
- Violence and sexual offences were prevalent, with 21,815 reported cases, up 7% from the previous year.
- Robberies were less frequent, with 563 incidents, though this was an increase of 17% from 2021.
statistics provided by ukcrimestats.com