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Crime and Safety in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Buxton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Buxton in 2021 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Buxton is the 118th most dangerous small town, and the 782nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Buxton was the worst small town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Buxton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 0.85 per 1,000 residents. Buxton recorded 4 reports of drugs during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for drugs in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Buxton are violence and sexual offences, with 1,025 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 836 offences and a difference of 8.42 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Buxton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Buxton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Derbyshire

9% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

16% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Buxton is 9% higher than the East Midlands and 16% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Buxton Crime Rate Over Time

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Buxton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Buxton 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 Buxton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021912,034
2020801,785
2019751,673
2018671,495
2017591,332
2016571,288

Crime in Buxton Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Buxton This Year

 BuxtonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour68530.5332,13530.32 0.69% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.276870.65 141% safer
Burglary1044.643,7923.58 23% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2179.678,8748.37 13% more dangerous
Drugs431.922,5032.36 23% safer
Other Crime462.052,1352.01 2.0% more dangerous
Other Theft1265.625,8115.48 2.5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons231.038800.83 19% more dangerous
Public Order25911.5410,4189.83 15% more dangerous
Robbery130.586250.59 1.7% safer
Shoplifting883.924,1623.93 0.26% safer
Theft From the Person70.315440.51 65% safer
Vehicle Crime773.434,2944.05 18% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,02545.6841,04838.72 15% more dangerous

Buxton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Matlock Town76275.9719% safer
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.7718% safer
Ripley1,72280.4013% safer
South Normanton83382.0810% safer
Staveley1,58886.165% safer
Buxton2,03490.65-
Clay Cross88492.532.0% more dangerous
Shirebrook1,03292.542.0% more dangerous
Old Bolsover1,18199.709% more dangerous
Alfreton944110.5918% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Buxton

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Recent Crimes in Buxton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Dew Pond LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hall BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fountain StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Edale GroveOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byron StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Alsop PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Kennett GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burlow AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Doveridge GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alma StreetLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hereford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lesser LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Davenham AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Thornsett CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Buxton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour45364031 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.530.180.27 Safer
Burglary654.44.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1191110 Safer
Drugs1.92.82.31.9 Safer
Other Crime1.41.61.92.0 Getting worse
Other Theft775.06 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.801.21.0 Getting worse
Public Order2.16912 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.490.800.710.58 Safer
Shoplifting1284.33.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.670.220.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime73.62.43.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16283746 Getting worse

Changes In Buxton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Buxton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Buxton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Pavilion Gardens4614-11108

Comparing Buxton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0835% safer
Croydon82.4810% safer
Sheffield90.050.67% safer
Bristol90.520.14% safer
Buxton90.65-
Coventry102.2411% more dangerous
Leicester111.5919% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0626% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6430% more dangerous
Bradford132.2831% more dangerous
Leeds150.9440% more dangerous

Crime in Buxton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Buxton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Buxton saw a 200% increase in drugs. Buxton saw a large fall in other crime during August, when it fell by 75% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-43%+35%+144%+93%+3%-10%+6%-6%-2%+19%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-42%-15%-14%+25%-73%-60%+33%-33%+58%+180%
Criminal Damage and Arson+180%-7%-29%+13%-56%-22%+40%-23%+14%-13%
Drugs-63%-+50%-25%-57%-33%+200%-20%+133%+150%
Other Crime+25%+25%---33%-75%-+200%+67%-
Other Theft--42%-19%-64%-53%-38%-33%+60%--60%
Possession of Weapons--+40%-33%+200%-----
Public Order+100%+163%+13%+71%+62%+60%+150%-38%+6%+13%
Robbery-50%-+100%----+100%-+100%
Shoplifting-32%-62%-72%-42%-57%-60%-71%-11%-32%-56%
Theft From the Person----50%-50%--50%---
Vehicle Crime-20%-50%-67%-43%--17%-67%-25%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%+28%+65%+19%+1%+66%+26%-9%+62%+37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Buxton

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

How dangerous is Buxton?
Buxton is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Derbyshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Buxton?
Buxton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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