Hilton Crime Overview

Hilton is the second safest small town in Derbyshire, and is the 108th safest overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hilton in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 143% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hilton is the 116th safest small town, and the 4,961st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Hilton was the worst small town in Derbyshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Hilton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Hilton recorded 10 reports of vehicle crime during November 2019, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hilton are violence and sexual offences, with 121 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 130 offences and a difference of 1.05 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Hilton's least common crime is shoplifting, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Hilton Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hilton This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11713.6238,43136.26166% safer
Bicycle Theft30.359270.87149% safer
Burglary111.284,2554.01213% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson303.498,8048.31138% safer
Drugs70.822,5402.40193% safer
Other Crime80.932,0011.89103% safer
Other Theft182.105,3165.02139% safer
Possession of Weapons40.478260.7866% safer
Public Order273.148,3427.87151% safer
Robbery40.476220.5926% safer
Shoplifting10.123,8563.642933% safer
Theft From the Person20.234760.4596% safer
Vehicle Crime232.684,3024.0651% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12114.0935,41633.41137% safer

Hilton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brimington26830.070.30% safer
Dronfield68332.367% more dangerous
New Mills41242.4229% more dangerous
Belper97843.7231% more dangerous
Killamarsh47950.4240% more dangerous
Chapel-en-le-Frith49451.2941% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hilton

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Hilton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour139814Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3. worse
Drugs0.350.230.580.82Getting worse
Other Crime0.350.470.820.93Getting worse
Other Theft1. worse
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order- worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.12-0.47Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.120.350.23Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences781514Getting worse

Changes In Hilton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hilton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7155% more dangerous
Coventry77.4161% more dangerous
Croydon83.2264% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2165% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8771% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0277% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% more dangerous

Crime in Hilton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hilton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hilton saw a 420% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hilton saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+33%+420%-11%+333%+75%+250%+100%+160%+167%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--+50%-17%-50%+67%---
Other Crime----67%------
Other Theft+100%-----60%--50%-50%-
Public Order--50%-+50%---+200%-+50%
Theft From the Person---------+100%
Vehicle Crime-----+400%-50%-20%-60%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%+67%+14%-58%-+25%-18%+33%-13%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hilton

What police force serves Hilton?
Hilton's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Hilton?
Hilton is the second safest small town in Derbyshire.
What is Hilton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hilton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hilton?
Hilton's least common crime is shoplifting.

Last updated: 07 May 2021