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Crime and Safety in Clowne

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Clowne is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 58th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clowne in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clowne is the 318th most dangerous small town, and the 1,965th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Clowne was the worst small town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Clowne residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Clowne recorded 8 reports of other crime during July 2019, making its crime rate of 0.95 the worst small town for other crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Clowne are violence and sexual offences, with 256 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 234 offences and a difference of 2.62 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Clowne's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 900% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Clowne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Derbyshire

30% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

21% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Clowne is 30% lower than the East Midlands and 21% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Clowne Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Clowne 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 Clowne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202163532
202059496
201957480
201849415
201744372
201633273

Crime in Clowne Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Clowne This Year

 ClowneDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19423.1132,13530.32 31% safer
Bicycle Theft30.366870.65 81% safer
Burglary242.863,7923.58 25% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson597.038,8748.37 19% safer
Drugs141.672,5032.36 41% safer
Other Crime161.912,1352.01 5% safer
Other Theft323.815,8115.48 44% safer
Possession of Weapons10.128800.83 592% safer
Public Order617.2710,4189.83 35% safer
Robbery30.366250.59 64% safer
Shoplifting344.054,1623.93 3.0% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.125440.51 325% safer
Vehicle Crime283.344,2944.05 21% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25630.5041,04838.72 27% safer

Clowne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Belper85438.1766% safer
Killamarsh48150.6325% safer
Chapel-en-le-Frith55757.8310% safer
Ashbourne52258.578% safer
New Mills57659.317% safer
Clowne53263.39-
Eckington77865.092.6% more dangerous
Sandiacre62567.486% more dangerous
Brimington66474.5115% more dangerous
Matlock Town76275.9717% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.7717% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clowne

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Recent Crimes in Clowne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Clumber CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hickinwood CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chestnut DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bramlyn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near West LeaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hickinwood CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Meadow ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bramlyn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bramlyn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sterry CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hutchings CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The OrchardAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Public orderOn or near Mitchell StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rectory RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jubilee CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Clowne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27202923 Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.360.120.36 Safer
Burglary4.552.62.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6767 Getting worse
Drugs1.30.600.831.7 Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.51.91.9 Getting worse
Other Theft4.962.93.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.241.20.12 Safer
Public Order1.73.577 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.120.360.36 Getting worse
Shoplifting53.24.64.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.240.120.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime54.04.03.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17242830 Getting worse

Changes In Clowne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clowne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Clowne63.39-
Barnet67.086% more dangerous
Croydon82.4823% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5230% more dangerous
Coventry102.2438% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6451% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Clowne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Clowne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Clowne saw a 333% increase in violence and sexual offences. Clowne saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 88% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+125%+300%+50%--35%-+8%+163%-53%
Burglary-80%-50%---88%-50%-67%--+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-60%+20%--33%--60%-25%-33%-40%
Drugs---------+300%
Other Crime-67%----88%-----
Other Theft-75%+200%-60%-25%-71%-86%-50%--67%-75%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+50%+150%+100%--+50%+300%-+233%
Shoplifting+33%-+67%-+100%+200%--20%-67%+100%
Vehicle Crime--75%-75%+50%-50%+300%-+100%-20%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+333%+11%-+53%-43%+23%-12%-29%--7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Clowne

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

How dangerous is Clowne?
Clowne is among the top 10 safest small town in Derbyshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Clowne?
Clowne's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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