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Crime and Safety in Chesterfield

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Chesterfield is the most dangerous major town in Derbyshire, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chesterfield in 2021 was 87 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chesterfield is the 55th most dangerous major town, and the 871st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Chesterfield was the worst major town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.01 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Chesterfield residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous major town for burglary, recording 34 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Chesterfield recorded 48 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.54 the worst major town for criminal damage and arson in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chesterfield are violence and sexual offences, with 3,630 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 2,902 offences and a difference of 8.13 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Chesterfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 33 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 61% from 2020's figure of 53 crimes.

Chesterfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Derbyshire

5% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

12% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chesterfield is 5% higher than the East Midlands and 12% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chesterfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Chesterfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021877,786
2020807,118
2019827,355
2018585,224
2017534,719
2016524,686

Crime in Chesterfield Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Chesterfield This Year

 ChesterfieldDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,90932.5132,13530.32 7% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft330.376870.65 76% safer
Burglary3814.263,7923.58 16% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson6987.808,8748.37 7% safer
Drugs2162.412,5032.36 2.1% more dangerous
Other Crime1571.752,1352.01 15% safer
Other Theft5175.785,8115.48 5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons780.878800.83 4.6% more dangerous
Public Order95610.6910,4189.83 8% more dangerous
Robbery650.736250.59 19% more dangerous
Shoplifting5135.734,1623.93 31% more dangerous
Theft From the Person700.785440.51 35% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4725.284,2944.05 23% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences3,63040.5741,04838.72 4.6% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chesterfield

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Recent Crimes in Chesterfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near New Beetwell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stand RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Corporation StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green Farm CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trinity CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Athol CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pine ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Harvey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Whitworth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Laurel Garth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dunston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Augustines DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow Garth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near NightclubInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near New Beetwell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Corporation StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Chesterfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39363933 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.580.470.590.37 Safer
Burglary4.9764.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8998 Safer
Drugs3.23.62.72.4 Safer
Other Crime0.911.51.51.8 Getting worse
Other Theft6866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.770.780.87 Getting worse
Public Order2.57811 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.420.460.73 Getting worse
Shoplifting8876 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.791.10.510.78 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.6555 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18303241 Getting worse

Changes In Chesterfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Chesterfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Pearson Recreation Ground4-1--04.4
Queen's Park501--227
Queens Park3----01.5
Thistle Park--1--11.1

Comparing Chesterfield to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0830% safer
Croydon82.486% safer
Chesterfield87.02-
Sheffield90.053.4% more dangerous
Bristol90.523.9% more dangerous
Coventry102.2415% more dangerous
Leicester111.5922% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0629% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6433% more dangerous
Bradford132.2834% more dangerous
Leeds150.9442% more dangerous

Crime in Chesterfield's Neighbourhoods

Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Chesterfield, followed by Newbold in second place, and Boythorpe & Birdholme as the third most dangerous area. Chesterfield's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Ashgate & Brockwell, Brookside & Walton, and Spital & Hasland.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ashgate & Brockwell34143Seventh
Boythorpe & Birdholme705108Third
Brookside & Walton23028Eighth
Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels2,288237First
Loundsley Green & Holme Hall60377Fifth
Newbold905119Second
Old Whittington55878Fourth
Spital & Hasland88776Sixth

Chesterfield Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Chesterfield for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBrookside & Walton (67)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (843)
Bicycle TheftBrookside & Walton (1)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (12)
BurglarySpital & Hasland (42)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (70)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBrookside & Walton (18)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (163)
DrugsBrookside & Walton (3)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (77)
Other CrimeAshgate & Brockwell (5)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (50)
Other TheftBrookside & Walton (20)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (163)
Possession of WeaponsBrookside & Walton (2)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (29)
Public OrderBrookside & Walton (16)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (294)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ashgate & Brockwell (2)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (30)
ShopliftingBrookside & Walton (3)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (278)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Spital & Hasland (2)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (37)
Vehicle CrimeLoundsley Green & Holme Hall (24)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (119)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBrookside & Walton (82)Central Chesterfield & Stonegravels (966)

Crime in Chesterfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chesterfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Chesterfield saw a 500% increase in possession of weapons. Chesterfield saw a large fall in theft from the person during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-23%+16%+103%+58%+16%-33%-15%+9%+26%+41%
Bicycle Theft+150%+33%---63%-20%-50%-+100%-
Burglary-27%-7%-27%-53%-33%-33%+50%+41%-16%-64%
Criminal Damage and Arson+14%-7%--30%-14%-14%+28%-2%-25%-19%
Drugs-58%-71%-23%-8%-41%+63%+17%-19%+29%-20%
Other Crime-39%+100%+220%--50%+9%-17%-12%-29%-44%
Other Theft-10%-37%-51%-44%-43%-22%-35%-9%-20%-18%
Possession of Weapons-50%--25%+100%+500%--13%-30%+100%-50%
Public Order+56%+121%+26%-3%-19%-22%-10%-22%-35%-25%
Robbery-+67%+33%+200%-50%--20%-75%-33%-
Shoplifting-8%-30%-19%-56%-31%-27%+33%+7%-22%-10%
Theft From the Person----14%--57%--80%-83%-36%
Vehicle Crime+36%+143%+74%-13%+26%-63%--23%-10%-5%
Violence and Sexual Offences+41%+52%+9%-12%-2%+22%-9%-18%-18%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chesterfield

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

How dangerous is Chesterfield?
Chesterfield is the most dangerous major town in Derbyshire.

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

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

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