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Crime and Safety in Craigavon and Aghacommon

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Craigavon and Aghacommon is the most dangerous major towns in Armagh, and is the most dangerous overall out of Armagh's 10 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Craigavon and Aghacommon in 2021 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Armagh's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Armagh rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Craigavon and Aghacommon is the 43rd safest major town, and the 1,119th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Craigavon and Aghacommon had the worst crime rate in Armagh for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.05 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Craigavon and Aghacommon residents, when it was Armagh's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Craigavon and Aghacommon recorded 60 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.93 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Armagh that month.

The most common crimes in Craigavon and Aghacommon are violence and sexual offences, with 2,649 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 2,224 offences and a difference of 6.60 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Craigavon and Aghacommon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 20% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Craigavon and Aghacommon 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Armagh

42% higher, regional crime rate

Northern Ireland

3.8% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Craigavon and Aghacommon is 42% higher than Northern Ireland and 3.8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Craigavon and Aghacommon Crime Rate Over Time

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Craigavon and Aghacommon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Craigavon and Aghacommon 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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Historical Crime Rates for Craigavon and Aghacommon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021795,110
2020744,784
2019795,085
2018724,599
2017734,717
2016724,645

Crime in Craigavon and Aghacommon Compared To Armagh

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Summary of Crimes in Craigavon and Aghacommon This Year

 Craigavon and AghacommonArmagh 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3,38152.564,67248.25 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft380.59430.44 25% more dangerous
Burglary1432.221992.06 7% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson88613.771,23812.79 7% more dangerous
Drugs3705.754754.91 15% more dangerous
Other Crime1372.132022.09 1.9% more dangerous
Other Theft3064.764244.38 8% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons600.93690.71 24% more dangerous
Public Order470.73610.63 14% more dangerous
Robbery160.25230.24 4.0% more dangerous
Shoplifting3585.574164.30 23% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.0860.06 25% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime951.481421.47 0.68% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,64941.183,55736.73 11% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Craigavon and Aghacommon

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Craigavon and Aghacommon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour45475353 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.730.720.720.59 Safer
Burglary3.53.73.22.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13151414 Safer
Drugs5666 Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.11.82.1 Safer
Other Theft8754.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.951.20.790.93 Safer
Public Order0.450.510.680.73 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.340.440.25 Safer
Shoplifting4.5556 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.160.090.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.02.21.41.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31353541 Getting worse

Changes In Craigavon and Aghacommon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Craigavon and Aghacommon to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0818% safer
Craigavon and Aghacommon79.44-
Croydon82.483.7% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0512% more dangerous
Bristol90.5212% more dangerous
Coventry102.2422% more dangerous
Leicester111.5929% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6439% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Craigavon and Aghacommon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Craigavon and Aghacommon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Craigavon and Aghacommon saw a 400% increase in public order. Craigavon and Aghacommon saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%+50%+57%+21%+14%+1%+9%+48%+24%-4%
Bicycle Theft+100%+40%+25%--50%-14%-50%+67%+300%-
Burglary+53%-44%-34%-37%-38%-44%-10%+131%-18%-9%
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-17%-24%-26%+34%-15%-25%-2%+33%-30%
Drugs-27%-28%+11%+105%+33%-25%+23%-3%+11%+24%
Other Crime+13%-+183%-11%-18%-67%+113%-57%-30%+150%
Other Theft-30%-32%-13%-30%-8%-18%-38%-45%-54%-45%
Possession of Weapons-50%-29%--67%-+60%+25%-78%+40%-
Public Order-50%+400%+250%-+100%-50%-25%-33%+100%-75%
Robbery-83%+200%--50%---25%--50%-
Shoplifting+14%-25%-63%-23%+43%+38%+72%+10%-40%-28%
Theft From the Person-67%---------
Vehicle Crime+36%-88%-33%+43%-50%-40%-54%+86%-67%-80%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%+26%-12%-13%-1%+8%+6%+3%-13%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Craigavon and Aghacommon

What police force serves Craigavon and Aghacommon?
Craigavon and Aghacommon's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

How dangerous is Craigavon and Aghacommon?
Craigavon and Aghacommon is the most dangerous major town in Armagh.

What is Craigavon and Aghacommon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Craigavon and Aghacommon are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Craigavon and Aghacommon?
Craigavon and Aghacommon's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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