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Crime and Safety in Ilkeston, Derbyshire

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Ilkeston is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ilkeston in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ilkeston is the 49th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 551st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ilkeston was the worst medium-sized town in Derbyshire for criminal damage and arson, with 30 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Ilkeston residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Ilkeston recorded 13 reports of drugs during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.33 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ilkeston are violence and sexual offences, with 1,939 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 1,768 offences and a difference of 4.35 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Ilkeston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 12 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 133% from 2020's figure of 28 crimes.

Ilkeston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Derbyshire

19% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ilkeston is 19% higher than the East Midlands and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ilkeston Crime Rate Over Time

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Ilkeston Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ilkeston 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 Ilkeston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211024,005
2020953,714
2019983,839
2018712,772
2017762,998
2016632,483

Crime in Ilkeston Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ilkeston This Year

 IlkestonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,48937.9032,13530.32 20% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft120.316870.65 110% safer
Burglary1393.543,7923.58 1.1% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson44911.438,8748.37 27% more dangerous
Drugs1253.182,5032.36 26% more dangerous
Other Crime902.292,1352.01 12% more dangerous
Other Theft2797.105,8115.48 23% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons350.898800.83 7% more dangerous
Public Order45211.5010,4189.83 15% more dangerous
Robbery230.596250.590% safer
Shoplifting2686.824,1623.93 42% more dangerous
Theft From the Person120.315440.51 65% safer
Vehicle Crime1824.634,2944.05 13% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,93949.3541,04838.72 22% more dangerous

Ilkeston Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop1,73751.9196% safer
Swadlincote3,02360.8268% safer
Long Eaton2,63066.7753% safer
Ilkeston4,005101.94-

Crime Over Time in Ilkeston

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Recent Crimes in Ilkeston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Morton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Queen Elizabeth WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Little Hallam HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Spring Garden TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Adam StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Northgate StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rutland StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Peacock PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Edale SquareFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wilton PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Meadow StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Byron StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sandringham PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lime StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scarborough AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sycamore DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Longcroft AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanhope StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Critchley StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ilkeston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49434738 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.560.710.31 Safer
Burglary674.23.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11121111 Safer
Drugs1.92.22.53.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.32.02.62.3 Getting worse
Other Theft8967 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.920.870.760.89 Getting worse
Public Order2.581112 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.840.430.59 Safer
Shoplifting8967 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.610.460.310.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.864.44.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24404549 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0852% safer
Croydon82.4824% safer
Sheffield90.0513% safer
Bristol90.5213% safer
Ilkeston101.94-
Coventry102.240.29% more dangerous
Leicester111.599% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0617% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6421% more dangerous
Bradford132.2823% more dangerous
Leeds150.9432% more dangerous

Crime in Ilkeston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cotmanhay961134Second
Hallam Fields & Greenwood Ave54967Fourth
Ilkeston Town1,698174First
Kirk Hallam42869Third
Shipley37754Fifth

Ilkeston Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourShipley (153)Ilkeston Town (620)
Bicycle TheftShipley (1)Ilkeston Town (8)
BurglaryShipley (10)Ilkeston Town (53)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (46)Cotmanhay (153)
DrugsKirk Hallam (5)Ilkeston Town (56)
Other CrimeKirk Hallam (9)Hallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (27)
Other TheftShipley (18)Ilkeston Town (142)
Possession of WeaponsShipley (2)Ilkeston Town (16)
Public OrderShipley (37)Ilkeston Town (198)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Kirk Hallam (2)Ilkeston Town (12)
ShopliftingHallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (3)Ilkeston Town (232)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Hallam Fields & Greenwood Ave (1)Shipley (3)
Vehicle CrimeShipley (24)Ilkeston Town (65)
Violence and Sexual OffencesShipley (208)Ilkeston Town (720)

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-33%+9%+143%+40%-3%-13%+12%+59%+44%+45%
Bicycle Theft-50%--+700%-+300%---25%-
Burglary-51%-58%-86%-54%-65%-37%-30%-14%-42%-38%
Criminal Damage and Arson-18%-43%-20%+23%+9%-8%+66%+21%-58%-12%
Drugs-38%+267%+36%+17%+29%-36%-38%+43%+25%-43%
Other Crime-29%+80%+300%+20%+220%-13%-50%+167%+200%-50%
Other Theft-13%-41%-25%-25%-57%-32%-21%-42%-65%-25%
Possession of Weapons-57%-40%+50%+50%--+50%+25%--20%
Public Order+83%+40%+59%+60%+3%+48%+23%+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%-46%-46%-53%+220%-45%+59%-14%-21%-46%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%+19%+27%-4%+1%+15%+32%+3%-19%-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 bicycle theft.

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