Luton crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 10.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 32.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 94% of national crime rate. Theft from the person crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 18.0% over the last twelve months.Luton crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →32.2%34. lowest94%10.6k-3.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime →18.0%31. highest118%5.9k-8.0%
Vehicle crime →8.9%22. highest144%2.9k0.6%
Other theft crime →8.3%31. highest106%2.7k-2.8%
Public order crime →7.4%47. lowest95%2.4k-15.6%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.1%33. lowest92%2.3k-3.3%
Shoplifting crime →5.1%14. lowest76%1.7k5.8%
Burglary crime →4.0%48. highest94%1.3k0.5%
Drugs crime →3.1%31. highest119%1.0k-5.6%
Other crime →1.7%48. highest97%565-6.1%
Possession of weapons crime →1.3%12. highest145%42010.5%
Theft from the person crime →1.1%27. highest53%34718.0%
Robbery crime →1.0%36. highest79%329-10.8%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%41. lowest79%285-12.3%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "possession of weapons crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Possession of weapons crime" rate is at 145% of national crime rate which puts Luton on 12. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 1.3% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 420 cases and has increased by 10.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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