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Crime and Safety in Ashbourne

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Ashbourne is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 71st most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ashbourne in 2021 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ashbourne is the 386th most dangerous small town, and the 2,370th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ashbourne was the worst small town in Derbyshire for other crime, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.67 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Ashbourne residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Ashbourne recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ashbourne are violence and sexual offences, with 271 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 2.2% lower than 2020's figure of 277 offences and a difference of 0.67 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Ashbourne's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Ashbourne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Derbyshire

41% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

31% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ashbourne is 41% lower than the East Midlands and 31% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ashbourne Crime Rate Over Time

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Ashbourne Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ashbourne 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 Ashbourne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202159522
202064573
201959526
201838338
201735310
201635309

Crime in Ashbourne Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ashbourne This Year

 AshbourneDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24727.7132,13530.32 9% safer
Bicycle Theft30.346870.65 91% safer
Burglary131.463,7923.58 145% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson576.408,8748.37 31% safer
Drugs101.122,5032.36 111% safer
Other Crime222.472,1352.01 19% more dangerous
Other Theft434.825,8115.48 14% safer
Possession of Weapons80.908800.83 8% more dangerous
Public Order576.4010,4189.83 54% safer
Robbery40.456250.59 31% safer
Shoplifting252.804,1623.93 40% safer
Theft From the Person30.345440.51 50% safer
Vehicle Crime60.674,2944.05 504% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27130.4141,04838.72 27% safer

Ashbourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dronfield75635.8264% safer
Hilton30835.8663% safer
Belper85438.1753% safer
Killamarsh48150.6316% safer
Chapel-en-le-Frith55757.831.3% safer
Ashbourne52258.57-
New Mills57659.311.2% more dangerous
Clowne53263.398% more dangerous
Eckington77865.0910% more dangerous
Sandiacre62567.4813% more dangerous
Brimington66474.5121% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ashbourne

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Recent Crimes in Ashbourne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Derwent GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The FirsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St John'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Catherine CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North AvenueFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lathkill DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Okeover AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Town Hall YardUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Derwent GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Malbon'S YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Okeover AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Catherine CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Maple DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Derwent GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Taylor CourtOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rousseau CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ashbourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24213328 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.110.220.560.34 Getting worse
Burglary3.753.51.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5696 Getting worse
Drugs0.901.01.51.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.563.21.82.5 Getting worse
Other Theft54.03.44.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.560.340.900.90 Getting worse
Public Order0.90576 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.450.220.560.45 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.04.82.62.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.560.450.34 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.92.81.90.67 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14253130 Getting worse

Changes In Ashbourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ashbourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ashbourne58.57-
Barnet67.0813% more dangerous
Croydon82.4829% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0535% more dangerous
Bristol90.5235% more dangerous
Coventry102.2443% more dangerous
Leicester111.5948% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0652% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6455% more dangerous
Bradford132.2856% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Ashbourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ashbourne South41656First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-52%+121%+614%+400%-13%-+36%+136%+63%+29%
Burglary--86%--88%-+50%-67%-50%-64%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson+250%+125%+100%--43%-+350%-67%--17%
Drugs--33%--------
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%
Shoplifting---+400%-25%-+50%-50%--
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 10 safest 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 bicycle theft.

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