Ballymoney is the 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 Ballymoney in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Antrim's overall crime rate, coming in 98% lower than the Antrim rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ballymoney is the 178th safest small town, and the 4,907th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In March 2021, Ballymoney was the worst small town in Antrim for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Ballymoney residents, when it was Antrim's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.48 per 1,000 residents. Ballymoney recorded 4 reports of other crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for other crime in Antrim that month.
The most common crimes in Ballymoney are violence and sexual offences, with 228 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 211 offences and a difference of 1.64 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Ballymoney's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.
Small Towns, Antrim
18% lower, regional crime rate
96% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Ballymoney is 18% lower than Northern Ireland and 96% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Ballymoney 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||356||34.22||27,940||47.03||37% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.19||444||0.75||295% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||56||5.38||7,540||12.69||136% safer|
|Other Crime||18||1.73||969||1.63||6% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||20||1.92||4,422||7.44||288% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||4||0.38||491||0.83||118% safer|
|Public Order||2||0.19||561||0.94||395% safer|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.10||168||0.28||180% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||7||0.67||1,158||1.95||191% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||228||21.92||21,455||36.12||65% safer|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||24||28||35||34||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.19||0.19||0.38||0.19||No change|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||7||8||5||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.77||0.96||0.77||1.7||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.38||0.10||0.38||0.38||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.10||-||0.19||0.10||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||14||21||20||22||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||42% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||53% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||57% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||57% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||62% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||65% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||68% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||70% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||71% 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 Ballymoney change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Ballymoney saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. Ballymoney saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+50%||+300%||+33%||-20%||-40%||+22%||+233%||-50%||+100%||-69%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-36%||+33%||+58%||-28%||-14%||-32%||-42%||-33%||+33%||-8%|