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Crime and Safety in Dronfield

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Dronfield is the safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 124th safest overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dronfield in 2021 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 126% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dronfield is the 146th safest small town, and the 5,476th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Dronfield was the worst small town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.95 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Dronfield residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Dronfield recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for theft from the person in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Dronfield are violence and sexual offences, with 289 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 0.35% lower than 2020's figure of 290 offences and a difference of 0.05 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Dronfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Dronfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Derbyshire

130% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

113% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Dronfield is 130% lower than the East Midlands and 113% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Dronfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Dronfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Dronfield 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 Dronfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202136756
202032683
201930639
201826539
201724511
201623491

Crime in Dronfield Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Dronfield This Year

 DronfieldDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31414.8832,13530.32 104% safer
Bicycle Theft20.096870.65 622% safer
Burglary833.933,7923.58 9% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson894.228,8748.37 98% safer
Drugs110.522,5032.36 354% safer
Other Crime221.042,1352.01 93% safer
Other Theft663.135,8115.48 75% safer
Possession of Weapons50.248800.83 246% safer
Public Order974.6010,4189.83 114% safer
Robbery30.146250.59 321% safer
Shoplifting241.144,1623.93 245% safer
Theft From the Person30.145440.51 264% safer
Vehicle Crime622.944,2944.05 38% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28913.6941,04838.72 183% safer

Dronfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dronfield75635.82-
Hilton30835.860.11% more dangerous
Belper85438.176% more dangerous
Killamarsh48150.6329% more dangerous
Chapel-en-le-Frith55757.8338% more dangerous
Ashbourne52258.5739% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dronfield

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Recent Crimes in Dronfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Shakespeare CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Northern CommonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hallowes CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Summerwood PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cunliffe StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Callywhite LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Longacre RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hartington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sheffield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Grange AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snape Hill CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Fanshaw RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hallowes LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Snape Hill DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Dronfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15151915 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.090.140.090.09 Safer
Burglary4.64.92.93.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.73.14.34.2 Getting worse
Drugs0.430.190.380.52 Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.430.711.0 Getting worse
Other Theft3.83.32.23.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.240.380.24 Getting worse
Public Order0.522.53.64.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.430.240.14 Safer
Shoplifting1.81.30.851.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.090.050.14 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.43.62.92.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences6101414 Getting worse

Changes In Dronfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Dronfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Radbourne Common----102.8

Comparing Dronfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Dronfield35.82-
Barnet67.0847% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0560% more dangerous
Bristol90.5260% more dangerous
Coventry102.2465% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6472% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Dronfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Dronfield South & Gosforth Lane17323First

Crime in Dronfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dronfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Dronfield saw a 350% increase in vehicle crime. Dronfield saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-61%-13%+141%+86%--19%+48%+120%+191%+83%
Burglary+50%-78%-89%-20%-44%-13%-29%-20%+60%-84%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%--33%+120%+125%-+20%+175%+100%+125%
Drugs----+100%-----
Other Crime------+100%---
Other Theft-40%--29%-60%-89%+25%+50%-60%-75%-43%
Possession of Weapons----50%------
Public Order---58%-+60%-+67%-25%-+25%
Robbery-----50%-----
Shoplifting-67%-60%--80%------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-40%-63%-25%-75%+33%-14%-60%+350%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+46%+200%+18%+30%+5%-32%+8%+57%+53%+9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dronfield

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

How dangerous is Dronfield?
Dronfield is the safest small town in Derbyshire.

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

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

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