Armagh Crime Overview

Armagh is the most dangerous small town in Armagh, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Armagh's 10 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Armagh in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Armagh's overall crime rate, coming in 3.3% lower than the Armagh rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Armagh is the 263rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,815th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Armagh had the worst crime rate in Armagh for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Armagh residents, when it was Armagh's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Armagh recorded 2 reports of public order during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst for public order in Armagh that month.

The most common crimes in Armagh are violence and sexual offences, with 401 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 4.5% lower than 2019's figure of 419 offences and a difference of 1.21 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Armagh's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Armagh Compared To Armagh

Summary of Crimes in Armagh This Year

 ArmaghArmagh 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour74250.214,73048.852.7% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.20500.52160% safer
Burglary312.102712.8033% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17411.781,22812.688% safer
Drugs664.475035.1916% safer
Other Crime553.722042.1143% more dangerous
Other Theft825.554574.7215% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons120.81720.749% more dangerous
Public Order130.88660.6823% more dangerous
Robbery40.27320.3322% safer
Shoplifting724.874224.3610% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.0780.0814% safer
Vehicle Crime291.961441.4924% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences40127.142,92930.2511% safer

Crime Over Time in Armagh

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Armagh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour55474850Safer
Bicycle Theft0.200.270.200.20Safer
Burglary3.03.12.32.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12111212Safer
Drugs3.74.74.34.5Getting worse
Other Crime2.82.94.13.7Getting worse
Other Theft8666Safer
Possession of Weapons0.740.740.950.81No change
Public Order0.680.740.680.88Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.070.270.27Getting worse
Shoplifting6574.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.20-0.07Safer
Vehicle Crime2.32.01.72.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25242827Getting worse

Changes In Armagh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Armagh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Armagh63.82-
Barnet67.716% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in Armagh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Armagh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Armagh saw a 400% increase in other theft. Armagh saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+12%-8%-21%+35%+30%+6%+80%+30%-17%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+50%--25%-+100%-25%-50%-50%+50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-9%-39%-23%+7%-27%+25%+6%+100%+10%-8%
Drugs-33%+14%-33%+100%+300%+50%-57%-69%-+300%
Other Crime-73%-43%--60%+350%-29%+133%-+33%-
Other Theft+400%-17%-25%-29%-13%-36%+160%-50%+100%-56%
Possession of Weapons---50%---50%+200%---
Public Order--50%---+400%-25%---
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+17%-57%-75%-25%+50%-33%-72%-20%+140%-50%
Vehicle Crime+200%-33%-50%--+300%--67%+25%-40%
Violence and Sexual Offences-35%-19%-3%-9%-27%+154%-15%+31%-58%+8%

Armagh's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Armagh
Craigavon and Aghacommon4,7847414% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Armagh

What police force serves Armagh?
Armagh's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
How dangerous is Armagh?
Armagh is the most dangerous small town in Armagh.
What is Armagh's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Armagh are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Armagh?
Armagh's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021