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Crime and Safety in Brimington

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Brimington is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brimington in 2021 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brimington is the 214th most dangerous small town, and the 1,330th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Brimington was the worst small town in Derbyshire for criminal damage and arson, with 32 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Brimington residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Brimington recorded 15 reports of burglary during July 2019, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for burglary in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Brimington are violence and sexual offences, with 335 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 23% higher than 2020's figure of 258 offences and a difference of 8.64 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Brimington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Brimington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Derbyshire

11% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

2.6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brimington is 11% lower than the East Midlands and 2.6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brimington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Brimington 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 Brimington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202175664
202055491
201952463
201833292
201731277
201633292

Crime in Brimington Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brimington This Year

 BrimingtonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24327.2732,13530.32 11% safer
Bicycle Theft40.456870.65 44% safer
Burglary283.143,7923.58 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10712.018,8748.37 30% more dangerous
Drugs212.362,5032.360% safer
Other Crime202.242,1352.01 10% more dangerous
Other Theft394.385,8115.48 25% safer
Possession of Weapons10.118800.83 655% safer
Public Order667.4110,4189.83 33% safer
Robbery70.796250.59 25% more dangerous
Shoplifting70.794,1623.93 397% safer
Theft From the Person10.115440.51 364% safer
Vehicle Crime283.144,2944.05 29% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33537.5941,04838.72 3.0% safer

Brimington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ashbourne52258.5727% safer
New Mills57659.3126% safer
Clowne53263.3918% safer
Eckington77865.0914% safer
Sandiacre62567.4810% safer
Brimington66474.51-
Matlock Town76275.971.9% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.772.9% more dangerous
Ripley1,72280.407% more dangerous
South Normanton83382.089% more dangerous
Staveley1,58886.1614% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brimington

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Recent Crimes in Brimington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Briar ViewFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Manor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wessex CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Devon DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nether Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Cornwall AvenueOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Somerset DriveFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Cornwall AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Spring Vale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wikeley WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scarsdale CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Peterdale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Summerfield CrescentLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wessex CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Brimington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27262927 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.340.110.220.45 Getting worse
Burglary3.54.92.83.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson66612 Getting worse
Drugs0.670.561.22.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.561.51.52.2 Getting worse
Other Theft3.554.04.4 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.220.340.220.11 Safer
Public Order1.64.767 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.670.220.79 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.341.10.670.79 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.110.110.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.62.63.1 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13242938 Getting worse

Changes In Brimington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brimington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0811% safer
Brimington74.51-
Croydon82.4810% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0517% more dangerous
Bristol90.5218% more dangerous
Coventry102.2427% more dangerous
Leicester111.5933% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6443% more dangerous
Bradford132.2844% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% more dangerous

Crime in Brimington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brimington South & Tapton45363First

Crime in Brimington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brimington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Brimington saw a 400% increase in public order. Brimington saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 93% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-47%+150%+10%+45%+5%+7%-31%+92%+9%-63%
Burglary+50%-60%-50%-50%-93%-50%-50%--+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--60%+13%-+129%-67%--50%-50%+20%
Drugs---+200%------
Other Crime----50%-50%+300%----
Other Theft--29%-67%-50%----33%-+150%
Public Order-60%--50%-+60%+400%+400%-67%+80%+67%
Robbery----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime----75%---+300%--33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%+44%+65%--3%-12%+71%-15%+44%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brimington

What police force serves Brimington?
Brimington's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Brimington?
Brimington is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire.

What is Brimington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brimington are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Brimington?
Brimington's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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