Clowne Crime Overview

Clowne is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clowne in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clowne is the 329th most dangerous small town, and the 2,169th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Clowne was the worst small town in Derbyshire for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.95 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Clowne residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Clowne recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during September 2018, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst small town for theft from the person in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Clowne are violence and sexual offences, with 234 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 200 offences and a difference of 4.05 from 2019's crime rate of 24. Clowne's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Clowne Compared To Derbyshire

Summary of Crimes in Clowne This Year

 ClowneDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24529.1938,43136.2624% safer
Bicycle Theft10.129270.87625% safer
Burglary222.624,2554.0153% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson485.728,8048.3145% safer
Drugs70.832,5402.40189% safer
Other Crime161.912,0011.891.0% more dangerous
Other Theft242.865,3165.0276% safer
Possession of Weapons101.198260.7834% more dangerous
Public Order576.798,3427.8716% safer
Robbery30.366220.5964% safer
Shoplifting394.653,8563.6422% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.124760.45275% safer
Vehicle Crime344.054,3024.060.25% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23427.8835,41633.4120% safer

Clowne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Belper97843.7235% safer
Killamarsh47950.4217% safer
Chapel-en-le-Frith49451.2915% safer
Sandiacre52256.364.9% safer
Eckington70058.560.92% safer
Clowne49659.10-
Ashbourne57364.298% more dangerous
South Normanton65464.448% more dangerous
Matlock Town69569.2915% more dangerous
Staveley1,28269.5615% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.2519% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clowne

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Clowne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26272029Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.83-0.360.12Safer
Burglary54.552.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6676Safer
Drugs1.21.30.600.83Safer
Other Crime0.602.12.51.9Getting worse
Other Theft74.962.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.480.241.2Getting worse
Public Order0.481.73.57Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.240.120.36Getting worse
Shoplifting753.24.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.360.240.12Safer
Vehicle Crime554.04.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10172428Getting worse

Changes In Clowne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clowne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Clowne59.10-
Barnet67.7113% more dangerous
Coventry77.4124% more dangerous
Croydon83.2229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8743% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0256% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% 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 towns 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 crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021