Leicester Crime Statistics
Leicester Crime Statistics


Leicester Crime Statistics

How safe is Leicester?

Located in one of England’s most picturesque counties, with a history spanning over 2,000 years, Leicester is considered by many to be the beating heart of the Midlands. Only an hour away from London on a fast train, Leicester has excellent transport links and a wealth of attractions that draw large numbers of visitors daily.

Though arguably most famous for its fascinating history and links with the monarchy, modern Leicester is a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city. It recently was voted by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s best cities to visit and boasts some of the UK’s most remarkable and historic architecture.

But just like any city, Leicester is not free from crime. Is it a safe place to live?

In the one-year period between April 2016 and March 2017, the most common crime committed in Leicester was antisocial behaviour, with 8,680 incidents reported in those months, accounting for 23% of total crime. The second-most-common offence was violent crime, with 8,044 incidents recorded in those 12 months, or 21% of total crime.

The next-most-frequent crimes committed in Leicester were criminal damage and arson, at 11% of total crime, with 4,101 incidents in one year; theft (not including theft from the person or bike theft) with 3,541 incidents and 9% of total crime; and vehicle crime, which stands at 3,309 incidents and 8.5% of total crime.