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.
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Small Towns, Derbyshire
9% higher, regional crime rate
16% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||685||30.53||32,135||30.32||0.69% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.27||687||0.65||141% safer|
|Burglary||104||4.64||3,792||3.58||23% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||217||9.67||8,874||8.37||13% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||46||2.05||2,135||2.01||2.0% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||126||5.62||5,811||5.48||2.5% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||23||1.03||880||0.83||19% more dangerous|
|Public Order||259||11.54||10,418||9.83||15% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||7||0.31||544||0.51||65% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||77||3.43||4,294||4.05||18% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,025||45.68||41,048||38.72||15% more dangerous|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Matlock Town||762||75.97||19% safer|
|Heanor and Loscoe||1,374||76.77||18% safer|
|South Normanton||833||82.08||10% safer|
|Clay Cross||884||92.53||2.0% more dangerous|
|Shirebrook||1,032||92.54||2.0% more dangerous|
|Old Bolsover||1,181||99.70||9% more dangerous|
|Alfreton||944||110.59||18% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Station Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Dew Pond Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hall Bank||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fountain Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Edale Grove||Offender given penalty notice|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Byron Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Alsop Place||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Nightclub||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Kennett Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Burlow Avenue||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Doveridge Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Alma Street||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hereford Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Nightclub||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Lesser Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Davenham Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Thornsett Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||9||11||10||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.4||1.6||1.9||2.0||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.67||0.80||1.2||1.0||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.1||6||9||12||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.49||0.80||0.71||0.58||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.1||0.67||0.22||0.31||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||16||28||37||46||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||11% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||19% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||26% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||30% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||31% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||40% more dangerous|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+180%||-7%||-29%||+13%||-56%||-22%||+40%||-23%||+14%||-13%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||+40%||-33%||+200%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-50%||-50%||-||-50%||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+33%||+28%||+65%||+19%||+1%||+66%||+26%||-9%||+62%||+37%|