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Crime and Safety in Eckington, Derbyshire

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Eckington is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Eckington in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Eckington is the 296th most dangerous small town, and the 1,840th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Eckington was the worst small town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.59 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Eckington residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Eckington recorded 1 report of theft from the person during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for theft from the person in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Eckington are violence and sexual offences, with 378 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 315 offences and a difference of 5.27 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Eckington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Eckington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Derbyshire

27% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

17% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Eckington is 27% lower than the East Midlands and 17% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Eckington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Eckington 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 Eckington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202165778
202058691
201947556
201832381
201738451
201632386

Crime in Eckington Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Eckington This Year

 EckingtonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32226.9432,13530.32 13% safer
Burglary322.683,7923.58 34% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson968.038,8748.37 4.2% safer
Drugs90.752,5032.36 215% safer
Other Crime242.012,1352.010% safer
Other Theft554.605,8115.48 19% safer
Possession of Weapons50.428800.83 98% safer
Public Order12110.1210,4189.83 2.9% more dangerous
Robbery70.596250.590% safer
Shoplifting110.924,1623.93 327% safer
Theft From the Person20.175440.51 200% safer
Vehicle Crime383.184,2944.05 27% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37831.6241,04838.72 22% safer

Eckington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Killamarsh48150.6329% safer
Chapel-en-le-Frith55757.8313% safer
Ashbourne52258.5711% safer
New Mills57659.3110% safer
Clowne53263.392.7% safer
Eckington77865.09-
Sandiacre62567.483.5% more dangerous
Brimington66474.5113% more dangerous
Matlock Town76275.9714% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.7715% more dangerous
Ripley1,72280.4019% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Eckington

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Recent Crimes in Eckington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Randall StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinkhill ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Joseph StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ashleigh CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broomhill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rotherham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Laurel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near William StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ida'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aspen RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Darcy RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sitwell StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rowan RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hague AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Eckington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23203627 Getting worse
Burglary54.84.22.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5768 Getting worse
Drugs0.921.00.920.75 Safer
Other Crime0.251.12.12.0 Getting worse
Other Theft2.953.14.6 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.080.081.20.42 Getting worse
Public Order1.32.5610 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.170.170.59 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.71.81.50.92 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.080.080.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.863.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10192632 Getting worse

Changes In Eckington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Eckington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Eckington65.09-
Barnet67.083.0% more dangerous
Croydon82.4821% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0528% more dangerous
Bristol90.5228% more dangerous
Coventry102.2436% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Eckington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eckington East & Renishaw64777First
Eckington West & Coal Aston23034Second

Crime in Eckington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Eckington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Eckington saw a 600% increase in public order. Eckington saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-31%+286%+252%+111%+79%+18%+133%+64%+286%+31%
Burglary-38%-----50%-56%+133%-+150%
Criminal Damage and Arson+80%-17%-+75%+75%+175%--86%-50%-43%
Drugs----+100%-----
Other Crime+200%--+200%+300%-----
Other Theft-60%-50%+40%-20%--75%-29%--33%-80%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+200%--+233%+75%+275%+600%+50%-50%+20%
Shoplifting-40%----+100%---+100%
Vehicle Crime-20%-50%+250%--60%+100%-+83%+75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+18%+120%+105%-5%-9%+175%-4%-40%+167%-13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Eckington

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

How dangerous is Eckington?
Eckington is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Eckington?
Eckington's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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