Luton crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 10.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 32.1% 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 14.3% 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 →32.1%38. lowest94%10.7k-3.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →17.9%30. highest118%5.9k-5.4%
Vehicle crime →9.0%21. highest150%3.0k2.8%
Other theft crime →8.2%26. highest107%2.7k-6.0%
Public order crime →7.4%41. highest98%2.4k-15.6%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.1%39. lowest93%2.4k-1.9%
Shoplifting crime →5.4%18. lowest78%1.8k9.6%
Burglary crime →3.9%47. highest96%1.3k2.1%
Drugs crime →3.1%26. highest118%1.0k-4.9%
Other crime →1.8%44. highest100%5810.2%
Possession of weapons crime →1.2%13. highest141%4132.7%
Theft from the person crime →1.1%27. highest58%36014.3%
Robbery crime →0.9%37. highest77%309-16.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%44. lowest83%290-9.9%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "vehicle crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Vehicle crime" rate is at 150% of national crime rate which puts Luton on 21. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 9.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 3.0k cases and has increased by 2.8% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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