Ashbourne Crime Overview

Ashbourne is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ashbourne in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ashbourne is the 258th most dangerous small town, and the 1,788th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Ashbourne was the worst small town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Ashbourne residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Ashbourne recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.34 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ashbourne are violence and sexual offences, with 277 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 220 offences and a difference of 6.40 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Ashbourne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 25% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Ashbourne Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ashbourne This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29833.4338,43136.268% safer
Bicycle Theft50.569270.8755% safer
Burglary313.484,2554.0115% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson798.868,8048.316% more dangerous
Drugs131.462,5402.4064% safer
Other Crime161.802,0011.895% safer
Other Theft303.375,3165.0249% safer
Possession of Weapons80.908260.7813% more dangerous
Public Order657.298,3427.878% safer
Robbery50.566220.595% safer
Shoplifting232.583,8563.6441% safer
Theft From the Person40.454760.450% safer
Vehicle Crime171.914,3024.06113% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27731.0835,41633.417% safer

Ashbourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Killamarsh47950.4228% safer
Chapel-en-le-Frith49451.2925% safer
Sandiacre52256.3614% safer
Eckington70058.5610% safer
Clowne49659.109% safer
South Normanton65464.440.23% more dangerous
Matlock Town69569.297% more dangerous
Staveley1,28269.568% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.2512% more dangerous
Ripley1,60674.9814% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ashbourne

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Ashbourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour21242133Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5569Getting worse
Drugs0.450.901.01.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.790.563.21.8Getting worse
Other Theft3.654.03.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.560.340.90Getting worse
Public Order1.00.9057Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.450.220.56Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.900.560.560.45Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences10142531Getting worse

Changes In Ashbourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ashbourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.715% more dangerous
Coventry77.4117% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8125% more dangerous
Bristol86.2125% more dangerous
Leicester97.4434% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2840% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in Ashbourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ashbourne South44760First

Crime in Ashbourne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ashbourne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Ashbourne saw a 614% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ashbourne saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-52%+121%+614%+400%-13%-+36%+136%+63%+29%
Criminal Damage and Arson+250%+125%+100%--43%-+350%-67%--17%
Other Crime---+100%-+50%----
Other Theft+50%+200%+100%-80%--88%+33%+200%-33%+33%
Possession of Weapons-------+200%--
Public Order+350%+50%-50%-45%-64%+40%+250%+100%-33%+33%
Vehicle Crime-50%--33%+100%-+100%----25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-52%+211%+26%--37%+69%+136%+53%-9%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ashbourne

What police force serves Ashbourne?
Ashbourne's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Ashbourne?
Ashbourne is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire.
What is Ashbourne's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ashbourne are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ashbourne?
Ashbourne's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021