Crime Statistics for Knighton, Leicester, City of Leicester, 2024

There were a total of 380 street level crime incidents in Knighton in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Public Order.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Knighton, 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 Crime187
Public Order37
Criminal Damage Arson34
Anti Social Behaviour32
Other Theft22
Drugs17
Vehicle Crime11
Shoplifting10
Burglary9
Other Crime7
Possession Of Weapons5
Bicycle Theft4
Robbery3
Theft From The Person2
All Crime380

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Knighton. 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 Knighton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Clarendon Park (0.62 miles)388
Aylestone Park (0.62 miles)386
Knighton380
Knighton Fields380
Aylestone (1.39 miles)303
Stoneygate (0.88 miles)299
Eyres Monsell (1.75 miles)240
South Knighton (0.62 miles)237
South Wigston (1.86 miles)154
Oadby (1.96 miles)110

31.04%
of Saffron residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Knighton?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Knighton187
Knighton Fields187
Aylestone Park181
Clarendon Park170
Stoneygate136
South Knighton129
Aylestone115
Eyres Monsell105
South Wigston74
Oadby45

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Knighton?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Knighton to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Knighton compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Knighton and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Knighton is ranked #5.

#WardScore
1Westcotes90
2Eyres Monsell88
3Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields88
4Aylestone85
5Saffron80
6Saxondale64
7Knighton59
8Wigston Fields46
9Wigston All Saints45
10Wigston St Wolstan's31
11Oadby Grange17

Which road in Knighton has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Knighton with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Clarendon Street.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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