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Luton crime stats

The overall crime rate in Luton city is 108.4 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 7.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 33.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 102% of national crime rate. Theft from the person crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 34.8% over the last twelve months.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 169% of national crime rate which puts Luton on 27. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 1.4% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 324 cases and has decreased by 11.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Luton crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime33.2%25. lowest102%7.5k-0.5%
Antisocial behaviour crime16.4%49. highest110%3.7k-3.1%
Vehicle crime8.4%21. highest144%1.9k-6.1%
Other theft crime7.8%48. lowest105%1.8k-0.5%
Public order crime7.7%34. lowest110%1.7k-8.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime6.7%16. lowest93%1.5k-1.8%
Shoplifting crime5.8%6. lowest83%1.3k27.5%
Burglary crime3.8%41. lowest95%8524.2%
Drugs crime3.7%35. highest144%830-9.2%
Other crime1.7%39. lowest100%386-6.1%
Theft from the person crime1.5%17. highest71%32934.8%
Possession of weapons crime1.4%27. highest169%324-11.5%
Robbery crime1.1%50. lowest89%244-9.0%
Bicycle theft crime0.9%33. lowest90%20918.1%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Luton crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Luton city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Luton crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticLuton city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour17.816.1
Bicycle theft1.01.1
Burglary4.14.3
Criminal damage and arson7.27.8
Drugs4.02.8
Other crime1.91.9
Other theft8.48.0
Possession of weapons1.60.9
Public order8.37.6
Robbery1.21.3
Shoplifting6.37.5
Theft from the person1.62.2
Vehicle crime9.16.3
Violent crime36.035.4

Luton crime rate comparison map

Luton crime rate comparison map

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