Crime Statistics for Highfields, Leicester, City of Leicester

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Crime Statistics for Highfields, Leicester, City of Leicester

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Highfields using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2019 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 1143 street level crime incidents in Highfields in August 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Highfields, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime320
Anti Social Behaviour220
Public Order118
Vehicle Crime74
Other Theft73
Criminal Damage Arson70
Bicycle Theft44
Theft From The Person22
Other Crime14
Possession Of Weapons13
All Crime1143

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Highfields. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Highfields

We've taken the ten nearest places to Highfields and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Highfields has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Spinney Hills1143
Belgrave (1.39 miles)830
Clarendon Park (1.39 miles)380
Knighton (1.96 miles)373
Rushey Mead (1.86 miles)340
Stoneygate (1.24 miles)331
Crown Hills (1.24 miles)242
South Knighton (1.86 miles)241
Evington (1.39 miles)148

Most violent places near Highfields

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Highfields and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Spinney Hills320
Clarendon Park123
Rushey Mead103
Crown Hills76
South Knighton60

Last updated: October 3, 2019
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