Moving to Leicester, Leicestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Leicester, Leicestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Leicester in Leicestershire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Leicester is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Leicester the land of milk and honey or are Braunstone Town, Oadby and Wigston Magna a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Leicester

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Leicester. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Highfields 343
Spinney Hills 343
Belgrave 203
Rushey Mead 159
Knighton Fields 156
Knighton 156
New Parks 149
Clarendon Park 136
Crown Hills 127
Stoneygate 103

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Leicester. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Leicester. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
North Evington (Best) 14590/32845
Stoneygate 15458/32845
Wycliffe 17191/32845
Belgrave 19371/32845
Spinney Hills 22226/32845
Westcotes 2981/32845
Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields 3610/32845
Fosse 6704/32845
Abbey 7326/32845
Castle (Worst) 7432/32845
Reader Opinion:

Melton Mowbray: Neanderthals loiter outside McDonalds, with not one GCSE in Car Theft between them

Your Health in Leicester

If you are thinking of moving to Leicester, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Leicester compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Leicester (Leicester) 1.49% 4.54% 13.42% 35.64% 44.9%
Charnwood 0.89% 3.29% 12.41% 35.3% 48.11%
Blaby 0.88% 3.28% 12.53% 35.81% 47.51%
Oadby and Wigston 1.09% 3.71% 13.4% 36.62% 45.19%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Leicester. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Leicester. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Westcotes (Best) 10129/32845
Fosse 10191/32845
Stoneygate 11248/32845
North Evington 11271/32845
Wycliffe 11608/32845
Belgrave 11807/32845
Spinney Hills 15102/32845
Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields 5598/32845
Castle 8170/32845
Abbey (Worst) 9148/32845
Reader Opinion:

At Leicester's Clock Tower, smell the stench of BO & cheap perfume

Deprivation in Leicester

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Leicester. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Westcotes (Best) 11235/32845
Fosse 11297/32845
Spinney Hills 11489/32845
Stoneygate 11713/32845
Castle 14058/32845
Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields 5807/32845
Wycliffe 6066/32845
North Evington 7151/32845
Belgrave 8964/32845
Abbey (Worst) 9280/32845

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