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Crime and Safety in Chapel-en-le-Frith

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Chapel-en-le-Frith is among the top 5 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 73rd most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chapel-en-le-Frith in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chapel-en-le-Frith is the 392nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,432nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Chapel-en-le-Frith was the worst small town in Derbyshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Chapel-en-le-Frith residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents. Chapel-en-le-Frith recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for robbery in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chapel-en-le-Frith are violence and sexual offences, with 263 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 3.8% higher than 2020's figure of 253 offences and a difference of 1.04 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Chapel-en-le-Frith's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Chapel-en-le-Frith 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Derbyshire

43% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

32% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chapel-en-le-Frith is 43% lower than the East Midlands and 32% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chapel-en-le-Frith Crime Rate Over Time

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Chapel-en-le-Frith Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chapel-en-le-Frith 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 Chapel-en-le-Frith

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202158557
202051494
201940382
201827264
201727264
201632308

Crime in Chapel-en-le-Frith Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Chapel-en-le-Frith This Year

 Chapel-en-le-FrithDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34435.7232,13530.32 15% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.106870.65 550% safer
Burglary373.843,7923.58 7% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson767.898,8748.37 6% safer
Drugs141.452,5032.36 63% safer
Other Crime90.932,1352.01 116% safer
Other Theft424.365,8115.48 26% safer
Possession of Weapons80.838800.830% safer
Public Order656.7510,4189.83 46% safer
Robbery10.106250.59 490% safer
Shoplifting141.454,1623.93 171% safer
Theft From the Person10.105440.51 410% safer
Vehicle Crime262.704,2944.05 50% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26327.3141,04838.72 42% safer

Chapel-en-le-Frith Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dronfield75635.8261% safer
Hilton30835.8661% safer
Belper85438.1752% safer
Killamarsh48150.6314% safer
Chapel-en-le-Frith55757.83-
Ashbourne52258.571.3% more dangerous
New Mills57659.312.5% more dangerous
Clowne53263.399% more dangerous
Eckington77865.0911% more dangerous
Sandiacre62567.4814% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chapel-en-le-Frith

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Recent Crimes in Chapel-en-le-Frith

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilshaw CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Anchor AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Links RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Church BrowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Anchor AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Links RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cromwell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bowden LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Smithbrook CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Long LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walker BrowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Mellor LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Chapel-en-le-Frith Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16153036 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.100.520.310.10 Safer
Burglary3.53.02.33.8 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3.1668 Getting worse
Drugs0.101.11.41.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.00.830.93 Safer
Other Theft4.32.93.64.4 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.420.210.83 Getting worse
Public Order1.22.567 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.100.310.10 Safer
Shoplifting1.71.60.621.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.210.100.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.91.83.42.7 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences9192627 Getting worse

Changes In Chapel-en-le-Frith's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Chapel-en-le-Frith's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Chapel-en-le-Frith that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Chapel Town Football Club1----00.56
Dove Halls Cricket Club-----10.95
War Memorial Park13-2-134.9

Comparing Chapel-en-le-Frith to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chapel-en-le-Frith57.83-
Barnet67.0814% more dangerous
Croydon82.4830% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0536% more dangerous
Bristol90.5236% more dangerous
Coventry102.2443% more dangerous
Leicester111.5948% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6455% more dangerous
Bradford132.2856% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Chapel-en-le-Frith's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Whaley Bridge & Chinley38949First

Crime in Chapel-en-le-Frith During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chapel-en-le-Frith change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Chapel-en-le-Frith saw a 600% increase in burglary. Chapel-en-le-Frith saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+227%+283%+260%+44%+90%-15%+93%+150%+109%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+300%-80%--+33%--33%--+600%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-17%--50%-83%+200%-33%+267%--25%
Drugs------50%-+150%-50%-
Other Crime---------67%-
Other Theft--50%-71%-50%+200%+200%+600%+200%-+50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+400%+300%+133%+50%+200%+500%+29%-+300%
Shoplifting---50%--67%-----
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--+200%+200%--+100%+50%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+79%-13%+83%+18%-28%-17%+123%+29%+26%+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chapel-en-le-Frith

What police force serves Chapel-en-le-Frith?
Chapel-en-le-Frith's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Chapel-en-le-Frith?
Chapel-en-le-Frith is among the top 5 safest small town in Derbyshire.

What is Chapel-en-le-Frith's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Chapel-en-le-Frith are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Chapel-en-le-Frith?
Chapel-en-le-Frith's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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