Craigavon and Aghacommon Crime Overview

Craigavon and Aghacommon is the most dangerous major town 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 2020 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Armagh's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Armagh rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Craigavon and Aghacommon is the 43rd safest major town, and the 1,214th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, 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 2020 was also a bad month for Craigavon and Aghacommon residents, when it was Armagh's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Craigavon and Aghacommon recorded 62 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.96 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 2,224 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 0.54% lower than 2019's figure of 2,236 offences and a difference of 0.18 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Craigavon and Aghacommon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

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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 Behaviour3,43153.344,73048.858% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft460.72500.5228% more dangerous
Burglary2083.232712.8013% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson91214.181,22812.6811% more dangerous
Drugs3956.145035.1915% more dangerous
Other Crime1191.852042.1114% safer
Other Theft3275.084574.727% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons510.79720.746% more dangerous
Public Order440.68660.680% safer
Robbery280.44320.3325% more dangerous
Shoplifting3375.244224.3617% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.0980.0811% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime871.351441.4910% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,22434.582,92930.2513% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Craigavon and Aghacommon

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Craigavon and Aghacommon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour46454753Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.540.730.720.72Getting worse
Burglary4.13.53.73.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13131514Getting worse
Drugs4.4566Getting worse
Other Crime2.42.12.11.8Safer
Other Theft7875Safer
Possession of Weapons1.00.951.20.79Safer
Public Order0.670.450.510.68Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.440.340.44Getting worse
Shoplifting54.555Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.120.160.09Safer
Vehicle Crime1.82.02.21.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32313535Getting 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
Barnet67.7110% safer
Craigavon and Aghacommon74.37-
Coventry77.413.9% more dangerous
Croydon83.2211% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8113% more dangerous
Bristol86.2114% more dangerous
Leicester97.4424% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8728% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2831% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1046% 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021