Dronfield Crime Overview

Dronfield is the third safest small town in Derbyshire, and is the 117th safest overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dronfield in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 126% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dronfield is the 142nd safest small town, and the 5,464th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Dronfield was the worst small town in Derbyshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Dronfield residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.05 per 1,000 residents. Dronfield recorded 9 reports of vehicle crime during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.43 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Dronfield are violence and sexual offences, with 290 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 212 offences and a difference of 3.70 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Dronfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Dronfield This Year

 DronfieldDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39518.7138,43136.2694% safer
Bicycle Theft20.099270.87867% safer
Burglary622.944,2554.0136% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson914.318,8048.3193% safer
Drugs80.382,5402.40532% safer
Other Crime150.712,0011.89166% safer
Other Theft472.235,3165.02125% safer
Possession of Weapons80.388260.78105% safer
Public Order753.558,3427.87122% safer
Robbery50.246220.59146% safer
Shoplifting180.853,8563.64328% safer
Theft From the Person10.054760.45800% safer
Vehicle Crime612.894,3024.0640% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29013.7435,41633.41143% safer

Crime in Dronfield Compared To Derbyshire

Dronfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brimington26830.078% safer
Hilton25930.167% safer
Dronfield68332.36-
New Mills41242.4224% more dangerous
Belper97843.7226% more dangerous
Killamarsh47950.4236% more dangerous
Chapel-en-le-Frith49451.2937% more dangerous
Sandiacre52256.3643% more dangerous

Dronfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15151519Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.190.090.140.09Safer
Burglary4.74.64.92.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.03.73.14.3Getting worse
Drugs0.570.430.190.38Safer
Other Crime0.470.760.430.71Getting worse
Other Theft3.43.83.32.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.090.240.38Getting worse
Public Order0.090.522.53.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.140.430.24Safer
Shoplifting3.81.81.30.85Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.190.090.05Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.43.62.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.661014Getting worse

Changes In Dronfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Dronfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Dronfield32.36-
Barnet67.7152% more dangerous
Coventry77.4158% more dangerous
Croydon83.2261% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8162% more dangerous
Bristol86.2162% more dangerous
Leicester97.4467% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in Dronfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Dronfield South & Gosforth Lane12917First

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-63%-15%+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 third 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021