Alfreton Crime Overview

Alfreton is the most dangerous small town in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Alfreton in 2020 was 96 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Alfreton is the 65th most dangerous small town, and the 564th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Alfreton was the worst small town in Derbyshire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.59 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Alfreton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Alfreton recorded 8 reports of shoplifting during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.94 the worst small town for shoplifting in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Alfreton are violence and sexual offences, with 423 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 363 offences and a difference of 7.02 from 2019's crime rate of 43. Alfreton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Alfreton Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Alfreton This Year

 AlfretonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45152.8438,43136.2631% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.239270.87278% safer
Burglary313.634,2554.0110% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson677.858,8048.316% safer
Drugs202.342,5402.402.6% safer
Other Crime252.932,0011.8935% more dangerous
Other Theft435.045,3165.020.40% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons101.178260.7833% more dangerous
Public Order9511.138,3427.8729% more dangerous
Robbery50.596220.590% safer
Shoplifting657.613,8563.6452% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.594760.4524% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime323.754,3024.068% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42349.5535,41633.4133% more dangerous

Alfreton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ripley1,60674.9829% safer
Old Bolsover89475.4728% safer
Buxton1,78579.5621% safer
Shirebrook93884.1115% safer
Clay Cross81685.4113% safer
Alfreton82396.42-

Crime Over Time in Alfreton

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Alfreton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49484153Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.470.470.23Safer
Burglary4.14.283.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011138Safer
Drugs1.82.22.62.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.701.41.22.9Getting worse
Other Theft7895Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.350.821.2Getting worse
Public Order1.32.7811Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.700.940.470.59Safer
Shoplifting1314138Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.941.61.90.59Safer
Vehicle Crime5653.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14254350Getting worse

Changes In Alfreton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Alfreton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7142% safer
Coventry77.4125% safer
Croydon83.2216% safer
Sheffield85.8112% safer
Bristol86.2112% safer
Alfreton96.42-
Leicester97.441.0% more dangerous
Birmingham102.876% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2810% more dangerous
Bradford133.0228% more dangerous
Leeds137.1030% more dangerous

Crime in Alfreton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alfreton69399First

Crime in Alfreton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Alfreton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Alfreton saw a 250% increase in public order. Alfreton saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Alfreton's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-30%+49%+115%+54%+71%-17%+23%+71%+86%+53%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-33%--80%--89%-50%-67%-29%-50%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-81%-54%+14%-38%+167%-64%--20%-60%-29%
Drugs-+50%----67%-+67%-67%-33%
Other Crime-+100%-+33%--50%+100%---
Other Theft-33%-67%-45%-57%-70%-33%-75%-50%+67%-50%
Possession of Weapons---------50%-
Public Order+60%+250%+150%-18%+117%--54%+60%+75%-
Shoplifting-81%-50%+40%+50%-75%-38%-63%-76%+50%+14%
Theft From the Person--------67%--
Vehicle Crime+167%---60%--78%--80%-83%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+21%+73%+6%-26%+31%+60%-3%-+7%-38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Alfreton

What police force serves Alfreton?
Alfreton's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Alfreton?
Alfreton is the most dangerous small town in Derbyshire.
What is Alfreton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Alfreton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Alfreton?
Alfreton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021