Glossop Crime Overview

Glossop is the safest medium-sized town in Derbyshire, and is the 81st most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Glossop in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 48% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Glossop is the 36th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,089th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Glossop was the worst medium-sized town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Glossop residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Glossop recorded 5 reports of robbery during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Glossop are violence and sexual offences, with 722 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 649 offences and a difference of 2.18 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Glossop's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 140% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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Crime in Glossop Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Glossop This Year

 GlossopDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour78723.5238,43136.2654% safer
Bicycle Theft50.159270.87480% safer
Burglary812.424,2554.0166% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2246.698,8048.3124% safer
Drugs421.262,5402.4090% safer
Other Crime351.052,0011.8980% safer
Other Theft1233.685,3165.0236% safer
Possession of Weapons120.368260.78117% safer
Public Order1765.268,3427.8750% safer
Robbery110.336220.5979% safer
Shoplifting812.423,8563.6450% safer
Theft From the Person60.184760.45150% safer
Vehicle Crime1444.304,3024.066% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences72221.5835,41633.4155% safer

Glossop Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop1,66249.67-
Swadlincote2,63052.916% more dangerous
Long Eaton2,35859.8717% more dangerous
Ilkeston3,72394.7648% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Glossop

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Glossop Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26222124Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.330.210.360.15Safer
Burglary4.54.64.02.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8777Safer
Drugs0.750.571.21.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.901.20.811.0Getting worse
Other Theft6563.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.450.600.36Safer
Public Order2.43.34.85Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.300.360.33Getting worse
Shoplifting5.03.54.82.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.210.300.18Safer
Vehicle Crime3.33.43.84.3Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13181922Getting worse

Changes In Glossop's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Glossop to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop49.67-
Barnet67.7127% more dangerous
Coventry77.4136% more dangerous
Croydon83.2240% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8142% more dangerous
Bristol86.2142% more dangerous
Leicester97.4449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8752% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2854% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

Crime in Glossop's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Glossop86885First
Hadfield West & Gamesley54574Second

Crime in Glossop During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Glossop change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Glossop saw a 400% increase in drugs. Glossop saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 93% compared to August in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Glossop's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-44%+11%+128%+14%-30%-13%+33%+118%+68%+93%
Bicycle Theft-----50%-----
Burglary-30%-81%-67%-80%--38%-33%-67%+20%+75%
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%+12%-28%-40%-5%-15%+225%--39%+4%
Drugs+50%+400%+150%-80%-+33%-17%-75%-43%-
Other Crime-+200%-33%+300%+33%-+33%-33%--67%
Other Theft-72%-17%-62%-74%-27%+7%-60%-38%-7%-38%
Possession of Weapons-50%---+50%---33%--
Public Order+63%+43%+100%-+32%-43%-20%+15%-43%-36%
Robbery+50%--+150%------
Shoplifting-28%-83%-90%-76%-20%-93%+67%+22%-11%-73%
Theft From the Person----67%---+100%--
Vehicle Crime-62%-47%+320%-67%+71%-+225%+33%+33%-55%
Violence and Sexual Offences+56%+48%+32%-41%+9%+9%-2%+7%-8%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Glossop

What police force serves Glossop?
Glossop's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Glossop?
Glossop is the safest medium-sized town in Derbyshire.
What is Glossop's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Glossop are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Glossop?
Glossop's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021