Eckington Crime Overview

Eckington is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 58th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Eckington in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Eckington is the 340th most dangerous small town, and the 2,214th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Eckington was the worst small town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Eckington residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Eckington recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.92 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Eckington are violence and sexual offences, with 317 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 28% higher than 2019's figure of 227 offences and a difference of 7.53 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Eckington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Eckington This Year

 EckingtonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42835.8138,43136.261.3% safer
Bicycle Theft20.179270.87412% safer
Burglary544.524,2554.0111% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson776.448,8048.3129% safer
Drugs110.922,5402.40161% safer
Other Crime252.092,0011.8910% more dangerous
Other Theft383.185,3165.0258% safer
Possession of Weapons141.178260.7833% more dangerous
Public Order746.198,3427.8727% safer
Robbery20.176220.59247% safer
Shoplifting181.513,8563.64141% safer
Theft From the Person10.084760.45462% safer
Vehicle Crime675.614,3024.0628% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences31726.5235,41633.4126% safer

Crime in Eckington Compared To Derbyshire

Eckington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Mills41242.4238% safer
Belper97843.7234% safer
Killamarsh47950.4216% safer
Chapel-en-le-Frith49451.2914% safer
Sandiacre52256.363.9% safer
Eckington70058.56-
Clowne49659.100.91% more dangerous
Ashbourne57364.299% more dangerous
South Normanton65464.449% more dangerous
Matlock Town69569.2915% more dangerous
Staveley1,28269.5616% more dangerous

Eckington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34232036Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.080.170.170.17Getting worse
Burglary4.9654.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11576Safer
Drugs1.00.921.10.92Safer
Other Crime0.080.251.12.1Getting worse
Other Theft3.43.053.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.080.081.2Getting worse
Public Order0.591.32.66Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.420.170.17Safer
Shoplifting1.31.71.81.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.33-0.080.08Safer
Vehicle Crime63.84.16Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences9101927Getting worse

Changes In Eckington's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Eckington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Eckington58.56-
Barnet67.7114% more dangerous
Coventry77.4124% more dangerous
Croydon83.2230% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8132% more dangerous
Bristol86.2132% more dangerous
Leicester97.4440% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8743% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0256% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Eckington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eckington East & Renishaw54765First
Eckington West & Coal Aston24937Second

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-29%+286%+241%+111%+70%+18%+133%+64%+300%+31%
Burglary-38%------60%+133%-+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson+80%-17%+20%+75%+40%+120%--86%-57%-43%
Drugs----+100%-----
Other Crime+200%--+200%+300%-----
Other Theft-60%-57%+40%-20%-86%-75%-29%--33%-80%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+200%--+233%+75%+275%+600%+50%-50%-
Shoplifting-40%----+100%---+100%
Vehicle Crime-20%-50%+250%--67%+100%-+38%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+18%+120%+105%-5%-9%+175%-4%-40%+167%-4%

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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021