Ballyclare is the second safest small towns in Antrim, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Antrim's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ballyclare in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Antrim's overall crime rate, coming in 95% lower than the Antrim rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ballyclare is the 187th safest small town, and the 4,825th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In May 2021, Ballyclare was the worst small town in Antrim for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Ballyclare residents, when it was Antrim's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Ballyclare recorded 1 report of public order during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for public order in Antrim that month.
The most common crimes in Ballyclare are violence and sexual offences, with 239 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 38% higher than 2020's figure of 147 offences and a difference of 9.24 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Ballyclare's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.
Small Towns, Antrim
16% lower, regional crime rate
94% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Ballyclare is 16% lower than Northern Ireland and 94% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Ballyclare represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||294||29.54||27,940||47.03||59% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||57||5.73||7,540||12.69||121% safer|
|Other Crime||9||0.90||969||1.63||81% safer|
|Other Theft||21||2.11||4,422||7.44||253% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1||0.10||491||0.83||730% safer|
|Public Order||2||0.20||561||0.94||370% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||7||0.70||1,158||1.95||179% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||239||24.01||21,455||36.12||50% safer|
View crime percentage over time for
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||24||21||41||30||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||7||6||6||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.60||1.0||1.3||0.90||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||-||0.20||0.20||0.10||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||12||17||15||24||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||41% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||52% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||56% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||56% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||61% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||65% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||68% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||70% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||70% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||74% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ballyclare change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Ballyclare saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ballyclare saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 95% compared to August in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+50%||-82%||-||+100%||+233%||-38%||+33%||-67%||+75%||-13%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-53%||-33%||-29%||+86%||+100%||-36%||-19%||-||-52%||-43%|