Crime Statistics for South Wigston, Oadby and Wigston, Leicestershire

Crime statistics for South Wigston, Oadby and Wigston

There were a total of 144 street level crime incidents in South Wigston in June 2023. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in South Wigston, 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 Crime71
Criminal Damage Arson20
Anti Social Behaviour14
Public Order11
Burglary7
Other Theft5
Other Crime4
Drugs3
Shoplifting3
Theft From The Person2
Vehicle Crime2
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
All Crime144

Map of street level crime incidents in June 2023

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

How grim is your Postcode?

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 South Wigston

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Knighton (1.86 miles)424
Knighton Fields (1.86 miles)424
South Knighton (1.96 miles)223
Eyres Monsell (1.39 miles)189
Grand Union Canal (1.55 miles)146
South Wigston144
Aylestone (1.76 miles)100
Blaby (1.96 miles)75
Kilby Bridge (1.39 miles)20
Foston (1.96 miles)2

9.51%
of South Wigston residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near South Wigston?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Knighton176
Knighton Fields176
South Knighton104
Eyres Monsell85
Grand Union Canal73
South Wigston71
Aylestone47
Blaby37
Kilby Bridge4
Foston0

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

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 South Wigston 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 South Wigston compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to South Wigston and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. South Wigston is ranked #6.

#WardScore
1Eyres Monsell88
2Aylestone85
3Saffron80
4Saxondale64
5Blaby South59
6South Wigston47
7Wigston Fields46
8Wigston All Saints45
9Wigston St Wolstan's31
10Wigston Meadowcourt22
11Cosby with South Whetstone12

Which road in South Wigston has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: June 2023
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