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Crime and Safety in Clay Cross

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Clay Cross 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 Clay Cross in 2021 was 93 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clay Cross is the 110th most dangerous small town, and the 739th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Clay Cross was the worst small town in Derbyshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Clay Cross residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Clay Cross recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Clay Cross are violence and sexual offences, with 499 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 444 offences and a difference of 5.76 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Clay Cross's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Clay Cross 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Derbyshire

11% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

17% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Clay Cross is 11% higher than the East Midlands and 17% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Clay Cross Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Clay Cross 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 Clay Cross

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202193884
202085816
201980769
201861585
201743413
201640381

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 Behaviour32033.4932,13530.32 9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.106870.65 550% safer
Burglary293.043,7923.58 18% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson899.328,8748.37 10% more dangerous
Drugs111.152,5032.36 105% safer
Other Crime282.932,1352.01 31% more dangerous
Other Theft424.405,8115.48 25% safer
Possession of Weapons60.638800.83 32% safer
Public Order11211.7210,4189.83 16% more dangerous
Robbery30.316250.59 90% safer
Shoplifting171.784,1623.93 121% safer
Theft From the Person10.105440.51 410% safer
Vehicle Crime464.814,2944.05 16% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences49952.2341,04838.72 26% more dangerous

Clay Cross Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.7721% safer
Ripley1,72280.4015% safer
South Normanton83382.0813% safer
Staveley1,58886.167% safer
Buxton2,03490.652.1% safer
Clay Cross88492.53-
Shirebrook1,03292.540.01% more dangerous
Old Bolsover1,18199.707% more dangerous
Alfreton944110.5916% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clay Cross

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Recent Crimes in Clay Cross

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Stephenson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cromford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Biggin CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Valley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brockway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brockway CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cemetery RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woodlands GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Stollard StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Flaxpiece RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Woodside PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Penncroft LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Worcester CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High Hazels CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Clay Cross Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour48444533 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.420.520.10 Safer
Burglary4.754.33.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1112109 Safer
Drugs1.01.70.941.2 Safer
Other Crime1.31.22.02.9 Getting worse
Other Theft8754.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.210.940.63 Getting worse
Public Order2.261012 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.630.420.31 Safer
Shoplifting3.01.62.31.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.420.100.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime63.82.74.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22414652 Getting worse

Changes In Clay Cross's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clay Cross to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0838% safer
Croydon82.4812% safer
Sheffield90.052.8% safer
Bristol90.522.2% safer
Clay Cross92.53-
Coventry102.249% more dangerous
Leicester111.5917% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0625% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6429% more dangerous
Bradford132.2830% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% more dangerous

Crime in Clay Cross's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Clay Cross852104First

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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 bicycle theft.

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