Crime Statistics for Highfields, Leicester, City of Leicester

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Crime Statistics for Highfields, Leicester, City of Leicester
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 March 2021 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 869 street level crime incidents in Highfields in March 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Public Order. 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 Crime325
Public Order117
Anti Social Behaviour111
Criminal Damage Arson80
Other Theft60
Vehicle Crime41
Other Crime20
Bicycle Theft14
Possession Of Weapons9
Theft From The Person6
All Crime869

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2021

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 Hills869
Belgrave (1.39 miles)672
Knighton (1.96 miles)413
Clarendon Park (1.39 miles)399
Rushey Mead (1.86 miles)394
Stoneygate (1.24 miles)327
South Knighton (1.86 miles)266
Crown Hills (1.24 miles)252
Evington (1.39 miles)151

of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

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 Hills301
Rushey Mead144
Clarendon Park127
Crown Hills104
South Knighton90

Last updated: March 2021
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