Crime and Safety in Armagh

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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 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Armagh's overall crime rate, coming in 4.0% lower than the Armagh rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Armagh is the 304th most dangerous small town, and the 1,752nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Armagh had the worst crime rate in Armagh for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Armagh residents, when it was Armagh's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Armagh recorded 5 reports of vehicle crime during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.34 the worst for vehicle crime in Armagh that month.

The most common crimes in Armagh are violence and sexual offences, with 501 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 401 offences and a difference of 6.76 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Armagh's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Armagh 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Armagh

33% higher, regional crime rate

Northern Ireland

12% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Armagh is 33% higher than Northern Ireland and 12% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Armagh Crime Rate Over Time

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Armagh Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Armagh represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 04 Aug, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Armagh

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Summary of Crimes in Armagh This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour79453.734,67248.25 10% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.20430.44 120% safer
Burglary322.171992.06 5% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson20814.081,23812.79 9% more dangerous
Drugs583.934754.91 25% safer
Other Crime402.712022.09 23% more dangerous
Other Theft755.084244.38 14% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.41690.71 73% safer
Public Order60.41610.63 54% safer
Robbery70.47230.24 49% more dangerous
Shoplifting483.254164.30 32% safer
Theft From the Person10.0760.06 14% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime211.421421.47 3.5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50133.903,55736.73 8% safer

Crime Over Time in Armagh

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Recent Crimes in Armagh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2019Violence and sexual offencesOn or nearAction to be taken by another organisation

Armagh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour47485054 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. Safer
Burglary3. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11121214 Getting worse
Drugs4. Safer
Other Crime2. Safer
Other Theft6665 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.740.950.810.41 Safer
Public Order0.740.680.880.41 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging) Getting worse
Shoplifting574.93.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.20-0.070.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime2. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24282734 Getting worse

Changes In Armagh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Armagh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.081.5% safer
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield91.1025% more dangerous
Bristol93.7727% more dangerous
Coventry102.3733% more dangerous
Leicester111.7539% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9047% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1750% more dangerous
Bradford145.6053% more dangerous
Leeds153.0656% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+12%-8%-21%+35%+30%+6%+80%+30%-17%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-9%-39%-23%+7%-27%+25%+6%+100%+10%-8%
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%---
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 Aghacommon5,1107914% 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).

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