Ilkeston Crime Overview

Ilkeston is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ilkeston in 2020 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ilkeston is the 49th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 602nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Ilkeston was the worst medium-sized town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.48 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Ilkeston residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 46 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Ilkeston recorded 6 reports of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ilkeston are violence and sexual offences, with 1,774 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 1,595 offences and a difference of 4.55 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Ilkeston's least common crime is theft from the person, with 12 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 18 crimes.

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Crime in Ilkeston Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ilkeston This Year

 IlkestonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,85647.2438,43136.2623% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft280.719270.8723% safer
Burglary1634.154,2554.013.4% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson45111.488,8048.3128% more dangerous
Drugs962.442,5402.401.6% more dangerous
Other Crime1032.622,0011.8928% more dangerous
Other Theft2215.625,3165.0211% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons300.768260.782.6% safer
Public Order42110.728,3427.8727% more dangerous
Robbery170.436220.5937% safer
Shoplifting2335.933,8563.6439% more dangerous
Theft From the Person120.314760.4545% safer
Vehicle Crime1744.434,3024.068% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,77445.1535,41633.4126% more dangerous

Ilkeston Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop1,66249.6791% safer
Swadlincote2,63052.9179% safer
Long Eaton2,35859.8758% safer
Ilkeston3,72394.76-

Crime Over Time in Ilkeston

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Ilkeston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour54494347Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.00.560.71Safer
Burglary7674.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13111211Safer
Drugs1.91.92.32.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.32.02.6Getting worse
Other Theft9896Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.920.870.76Safer
Public Order1.42.5811Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.560.840.43Safer
Shoplifting14896Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.640.610.460.31Safer
Vehicle Crime74.864.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20244145Getting worse

Changes In Ilkeston's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ilkeston's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Ilkeston that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Granby Park Recreation Ground5-112210
Old Park Recreation Ground1----10.54
Victoria Park--2-342.7

Comparing Ilkeston to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7140% safer
Coventry77.4122% safer
Croydon83.2214% safer
Sheffield85.8110% safer
Bristol86.2110% safer
Ilkeston94.76-
Leicester97.442.8% more dangerous
Birmingham102.878% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2812% more dangerous
Bradford133.0229% more dangerous
Leeds137.1031% more dangerous

Crime in Ilkeston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cotmanhay988138Second
Hallam Fields & Greenwood Ave42852Fourth
Ilkeston Town1,506154First
Kirk Hallam48578Third
Shipley32046Fifth

Ilkeston Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Ilkeston for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourShipley (177)Ilkeston Town (661)
Bicycle TheftKirk Hallam (1)Ilkeston Town (13)
BurglaryShipley (12)Ilkeston Town (83)
Criminal Damage and ArsonShipley (31)Cotmanhay (154)
DrugsKirk Hallam (4)Ilkeston Town (54)
Other CrimeHallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (7)Cotmanhay (36)
Other TheftShipley (13)Ilkeston Town (101)
Possession of WeaponsShipley (1)Ilkeston Town (17)
Public OrderHallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (38)Ilkeston Town (175)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (2)Ilkeston Town (8)
ShopliftingHallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (1)Ilkeston Town (199)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Shipley (1)Ilkeston Town (7)
Vehicle CrimeShipley (15)Ilkeston Town (71)
Violence and Sexual OffencesShipley (188)Cotmanhay (507)

Crime in Ilkeston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ilkeston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Ilkeston saw a 700% increase in bicycle theft. Ilkeston saw a large fall in robbery during July, when it fell by 88% compared to July in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Ilkeston's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%+7%+146%+38%-3%-10%+13%+57%+43%+41%
Bicycle Theft-50%--+700%-+300%---25%-
Burglary-51%-58%-86%-54%-68%-37%-30%-14%-42%-38%
Criminal Damage and Arson-22%-43%-20%+23%+9%-8%+66%+21%-55%-12%
Drugs-38%+267%+27%+17%+29%-36%-38%+25%+25%-43%
Other Crime-29%+80%+300%+20%+220%-13%-50%+167%+200%-50%
Other Theft-17%-44%-25%-25%-57%-32%-20%-42%-64%-25%
Possession of Weapons-57%-40%+50%+50%--+50%+25%--20%
Public Order+83%+40%+59%+60%+3%+48%+26%+14%--8%
Robbery--50%---88%-33%-40%-86%-67%-
Shoplifting-32%-47%-53%-45%-52%-35%-28%-37%-52%+56%
Theft From the Person---50%-------33%
Vehicle Crime-39%-48%-46%-53%+220%-45%+59%-14%-21%-46%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%+18%+26%-4%+3%+15%+30%+2%-20%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ilkeston

What police force serves Ilkeston?
Ilkeston's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Ilkeston?
Ilkeston is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Derbyshire.
What is Ilkeston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ilkeston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ilkeston?
Ilkeston's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021