Crime in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Derbyshire in 2020 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 33 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Derbyshire's larger towns and cities, Derby is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Ilkeston, and Chesterfield comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Derbyshire, starting with Glossop which ranks as the safest area in Derbyshire, followed up by Swadlincote in second place, and Long Eaton in third place.

Crime Map of Derbyshire

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Derbyshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour38,43136.26
Bicycle Theft9270.87
Burglary4,2554.01
Criminal Damage and Arson8,8048.31
Drugs2,5402.40
Other Crime2,0011.89
Other Theft5,3165.02
Possession of Weapons8260.78
Public Order8,3427.87
Robbery6220.59
Shoplifting3,8563.64
Theft From the Person4760.45
Vehicle Crime4,3024.06
Violence and Sexual Offences35,41633.41

Derbyshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Derbyshire
Alfreton8239624% more dangerous
Ashbourne5736414% safer
Belper9784468% safer
Brimington26830144% safer
Buxton1,785808% more dangerous
Chapel-en-le-Frith4945143% safer
Chesterfield7,3688211% more dangerous
Clay Cross8168514% more dangerous
Clowne4965924% safer
Derby28,30210731% more dangerous
Dronfield68332126% safer
Eckington7005925% safer
Glossop1,6625048% safer
Heanor and Loscoe1,311730.05% safer
Hilton25930143% safer
Ilkeston3,7239523% more dangerous
Killamarsh4795045% safer
Long Eaton2,3586022% safer
Matlock Town695696% safer
New Mills4124273% safer
Old Bolsover894752.9% more dangerous
Ripley1,606752.3% more dangerous
Sandiacre5225630% safer
Shirebrook9388413% more dangerous
South Normanton6546414% safer
Staveley1,282705% safer
Swadlincote2,6305339% safer

Crime Trends in Derbyshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37343136Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.881.00.930.87Safer
Burglary6664.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8788Getting worse
Drugs2.02.12.22.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.971.21.71.9Getting worse
Other Theft7665Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.580.730.78Getting worse
Public Order1.42.268Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.590.680.59Safer
Shoplifting6553.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.570.690.730.45Safer
Vehicle Crime655.04.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14182933Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021