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Crime and Safety in Alfreton

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Alfreton is the most dangerous small town in Derbyshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Alfreton in 2021 was 111 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Alfreton is the 55th most dangerous small town, and the 444th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Alfreton was the worst small town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Alfreton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.70 per 1,000 residents. Alfreton recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.35 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Alfreton are violence and sexual offences, with 456 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 53. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 423 offences and a difference of 3.87 from 2020's crime rate of 50. Alfreton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Alfreton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Derbyshire

25% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

31% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Alfreton is 25% higher than the East Midlands and 31% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Alfreton Crime Rate Over Time

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Alfreton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Alfreton 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 Alfreton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021111944
202096823
2019106901
201877660
201759506
201671603

Crime in Alfreton Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Alfreton This Year

 AlfretonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34440.3032,13530.32 25% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.356870.65 86% safer
Burglary202.343,7923.58 53% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8810.318,8748.37 19% more dangerous
Drugs131.522,5032.36 55% safer
Other Crime222.582,1352.01 22% more dangerous
Other Theft596.915,8115.48 21% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.828800.83 1.2% safer
Public Order12514.6410,4189.83 33% more dangerous
Robbery60.706250.59 16% more dangerous
Shoplifting809.374,1623.93 58% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.595440.51 14% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime607.034,2944.05 42% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences45653.4241,04838.72 28% more dangerous

Alfreton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Staveley1,58886.1628% safer
Buxton2,03490.6522% safer
Clay Cross88492.5320% safer
Shirebrook1,03292.5420% safer
Old Bolsover1,18199.7011% safer
Alfreton944110.59-

Crime Over Time in Alfreton

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Recent Crimes in Alfreton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Byron AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Watchorn LawnsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priory RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Arthur StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hardy StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Catherine StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Addison DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arthur StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pease HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Alfreton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour48415340 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.470.470.230.35 Safer
Burglary4.283.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1113810 Safer
Drugs2.22.62.31.5 Safer
Other Crime1.41.22.92.6 Getting worse
Other Theft8957 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.821.20.82 Getting worse
Public Order2.781115 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.940.470.590.70 Safer
Shoplifting141389 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.61.90.590.59 Safer
Vehicle Crime653.87 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences25435053 Getting worse

Changes In Alfreton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Alfreton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0865% safer
Croydon82.4834% safer
Sheffield90.0523% safer
Bristol90.5222% safer
Coventry102.248% safer
Alfreton110.59-
Leicester111.590.90% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0610% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6415% more dangerous
Bradford132.2816% more dangerous
Leeds150.9427% more dangerous

Crime in Alfreton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alfreton813117First

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.

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