Derby Crime Overview

Derby is the second most dangerous city in the East Midlands, and among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Derby in 2020 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people.

In September 2020, Derby had the worst crime rate in the East Midlands for bicycle theft, with 83 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Derby residents, when it was the East Midlands's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 43 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Derby recorded 292 reports of shoplifting during June 2016, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst for shoplifting in the East Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Derby are violence and sexual offences, with 11,710 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 0.41% higher than 2019's figure of 11,662 offences and a difference of 0.19 from 2019's crime rate of 45. Derby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 268 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 58% from 2019's figure of 423 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Derby This Year

 Derby
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour11,59645.07
Bicycle Theft6042.35
Burglary1,2624.90
Criminal Damage and Arson2,66810.37
Drugs1,0764.18
Other Crime6212.41
Other Theft1,8577.22
Possession of Weapons2911.13
Public Order2,86811.15
Robbery3721.45
Shoplifting1,3365.19
Theft From the Person2681.04
Vehicle Crime1,2774.96
Violence and Sexual Offences11,71045.51

Derby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour53484545Safer
Bicycle Theft2.22.62.52.4Safer
Burglary8974.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1091110Getting worse
Drugs3.64.03.94.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.82.52.4Getting worse
Other Theft10997Safer
Possession of Weapons0.771.21.41.1Getting worse
Public Order2.74.0911Getting worse
Robbery1.41.51.71.4Safer
Shoplifting10985Safer
Theft From the Person1.21.61.61.0Safer
Vehicle Crime8765.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23274546Getting worse

Comparing Derby to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5042% safer
Sheffield73.9938% safer
Kirklees74.2337% safer
Croydon77.1832% safer
Bradford79.1929% safer
London80.7026% safer
Birmingham89.0214% safer
Bristol91.5711% safer
Leeds91.9011% safer
Derby101.86-
Leicester102.510.63% more dangerous
Liverpool105.943.9% more dangerous

Crime in Derby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Derby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Derby saw a 119% increase in public order. Derby saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 71% compared to April in 2019. Rates of burglary and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Derby's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%+44%+105%+35%-4%-23%-13%+6%+32%
Bicycle Theft+26%+54%-35%-43%+24%+79%-6%+11%-5%
Burglary-25%-33%-56%-57%-40%-16%-9%-4%-4%
Criminal Damage and Arson-9%-16%-4%-4%-23%+13%+33%-6%+1%
Drugs+11%+12%+30%+44%+23%+53%+32%-15%+13%
Other Crime+15%+17%+24%-19%+23%+38%-31%-38%-5%
Other Theft-5%-47%-38%-27%-42%+1%-15%-13%-21%
Possession of Weapons-32%-57%-18%-22%+22%+32%+17%-+32%
Public Order+119%+47%+37%+7%+21%+40%+15%-7%+2%
Robbery-4%-63%-32%-50%-37%+3%-20%-23%+26%
Shoplifting-20%-69%-53%-52%-36%-31%-24%-14%-48%
Theft From the Person-33%-71%-53%-9%-32%+22%-15%-29%-40%
Vehicle Crime-5%-17%-42%-22%--7%-1%-30%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+22%-5%+16%-5%-4%+17%+12%-11%-9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Derby

What police force serves Derby?
Derby's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Derby?
Derby is the second most dangerous city in the East Midlands.
What is Derby's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Derby are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Derby?
Derby's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021