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What Are Lincolnshires Most Burgled Towns?

What Are Lincolnshires Most Burgled Towns?

If you are thinking of moving to or starting a business in a new town, one of the first things you check is crime rate and particularly burglaries.

Research highlighted by security experts Locks Direct has revealed that, according to the latest data available, Gainsborough is the most dangerous town in Lincolnshire for break-ins.

It is also clear that Grantham and Skegness are of real concern when considering burglary rates.

Director at Locks Direct Tom Richardson said: "It is always a concern to see burglaries happening anywhere, but Gainsborough seems to have a particular problem.

"When comparing the towns crime rate of around 9 burglaries per 1,000 residents to the highest in the country, which is Middlesborough with 10, it feels particularly pronounced.

"The problem isn't isolated to this area of the county either. Grantham towards the south of the county and Skegness on the coast also have similar rates.

"Gainsboroughs position, while unfortunate, could be a variety of factors, but more needs to be done by individuals and businesses to prevent burglaries from happening in the first place. A lot of what we see as security experts can be headed off if preventative measures can be taken.

Overall, burglaries were actually down year on year for 2021. Last year, England & Wales police forces received 235,280 crime reports about burglary. This was a decrease of 14% from 2020's figure of 274,899 reports of burglary.

This means there was an overall crime rate of just 3.9 per 1,000 people in 2021 and a rate of 4.6 per 1,000 people in 2020.

Tom added: "To better protect your home or business, physical locks are paramount and ensuring that you have the right quality of security in place is really important.

The top ten towns in Lincolnshire for burglaries are:

  1. Gainsborough (9)
  2. Grantham (7)
  3. Skegness (7)
  4. Scunthorpe (6)
  5. Grimsby (6)
  6. Caistor (4.19)
  7. Boston (4.19)
  8. Lincoln (4.7)
  9. Spalding (4.6)
  10. Market Rasen (2.7)

In Lincoln itself, the following areas are ranked as follows for overall crime:

Lincolnshire Crime Statistics
  1. Wharf & University (160)
  2. Ermine (159)
  3. Bracebridge North and Boultham Moor (151)
  4. Cathedral and West Common (116)
  5. Birchwood (90)
  6. Glebe Park (81)
  7. Bracebridge South & Swallow Beck (61)
  8. Hartsholme & Birchwood East (48)
  9. Bracebridge Heath & Waddington (34)

 To find out more about security or improving your home or business in terms of safety, visit the Locks Direct website here:

About Locks Direct

 Locks Direct is a family-run business with a focus on delivering quality security solutions to keep you and your belongings protected. Operating in the security market for almost 15 years, Locks Direct sells locks wholesale to businesses and organisations, as well as direct to consumers. Located in South Lincolnshire, the company supplies to customers across the UK.

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