Clay Cross Crime Overview

Clay Cross is the second most dangerous small town in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clay Cross in 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clay Cross is the 96th most dangerous small town, and the 822nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2019, Clay Cross was the worst small town in Derbyshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Clay Cross residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Clay Cross recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during August 2018, making its crime rate of 0.31 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Clay Cross are violence and sexual offences, with 444 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 395 offences and a difference of 5.13 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Clay Cross's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Clay Cross Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Clay Cross This Year

 Clay CrossDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43445.4338,43136.2620% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.529270.8767% safer
Burglary414.294,2554.017% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson939.738,8048.3115% more dangerous
Drugs90.942,5402.40155% safer
Other Crime191.992,0011.895% more dangerous
Other Theft515.345,3165.026% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.948260.7817% more dangerous
Public Order929.638,3427.8718% more dangerous
Robbery40.426220.5940% safer
Shoplifting222.303,8563.6458% safer
Theft From the Person10.104760.45350% safer
Vehicle Crime262.724,3024.0649% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44446.4735,41633.4128% more dangerous

Clay Cross Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.2517% safer
Ripley1,60674.9814% safer
Old Bolsover89475.4713% safer
Buxton1,78579.567% safer
Shirebrook93884.111.5% safer
Clay Cross81685.41-
Alfreton82396.4211% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clay Cross

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Clay Cross Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49484445Safer
Bicycle Theft0.421.00.420.52Safer
Burglary54.754.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8111210Safer
Drugs1.21.01.70.94Safer
Other Crime1.01.31.22.0Getting worse
Other Theft5875Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.630.210.94Getting worse
Public Order0.942.2610Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.420.630.42Safer
Shoplifting2.43.01.62.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.310.420.10Safer
Vehicle Crime563.82.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13224146Getting worse

Changes In Clay Cross's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clay Cross to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7126% safer
Coventry77.4110% safer
Croydon83.222.6% safer
Clay Cross85.41-
Sheffield85.810.47% more dangerous
Bristol86.210.93% more dangerous
Leicester97.4412% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8717% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2820% more dangerous
Bradford133.0236% more dangerous
Leeds137.1038% more dangerous

Crime in Clay Cross's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Clay Cross77395First

Crime in Clay Cross During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Clay Cross change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Clay Cross saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Clay Cross saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 86% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-56%+65%+170%+58%-11%+48%-13%-22%-46%-
Bicycle Theft----50%------
Burglary+150%-67%-50%-25%-33%-50%-33%+25%+150%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+13%-57%-44%-40%+36%-22%+175%-30%-44%-38%
Drugs------+200%-67%--
Other Crime-------50%+100%--
Other Theft+50%-83%-56%+20%-38%-86%-80%-14%+125%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+250%+25%+100%+71%+100%+13%+100%-45%+100%+33%
Shoplifting---+200%+200%-80%-+200%+100%-
Vehicle Crime-33%---83%-86%--25%-+300%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences+32%+8%+7%-42%+26%+46%-34%-30%+18%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Clay Cross

What police force serves Clay Cross?
Clay Cross's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Clay Cross?
Clay Cross is the second most dangerous small town in Derbyshire.
What is Clay Cross's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Clay Cross are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Clay Cross?
Clay Cross's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021