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Crime and Safety in Killamarsh

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Killamarsh is among the top 5 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 86th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Killamarsh in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 60% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Killamarsh is the 342nd safest small town, and the 3,196th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2019, Killamarsh was the worst small town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2017 was also a bad month for Killamarsh residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Killamarsh recorded 1 report of theft from the person during September 2016, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Killamarsh are violence and sexual offences, with 232 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 0.43% lower than 2020's figure of 233 offences and a difference of 0.11 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Killamarsh's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Killamarsh 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Derbyshire

63% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

51% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Killamarsh is 63% lower than the East Midlands and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Killamarsh Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Killamarsh 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 Killamarsh

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151481
202050479
201944421
201828263
201736346
201634319

Crime in Killamarsh Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Killamarsh This Year

 KillamarshDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13714.4232,13530.32 110% safer
Burglary202.113,7923.58 70% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson656.848,8748.37 22% safer
Drugs60.632,5032.36 275% safer
Other Crime141.472,1352.01 37% safer
Other Theft232.425,8115.48 126% safer
Possession of Weapons40.428800.83 98% safer
Public Order636.6310,4189.83 48% safer
Robbery30.326250.59 84% safer
Shoplifting161.684,1623.93 134% safer
Theft From the Person30.325440.51 59% safer
Vehicle Crime323.374,2944.05 20% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23224.4241,04838.72 59% safer

Killamarsh Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dronfield75635.8241% safer
Hilton30835.8641% safer
Belper85438.1733% safer
Killamarsh48150.63-
Chapel-en-le-Frith55757.8312% more dangerous
Ashbourne52258.5714% more dangerous
New Mills57659.3115% more dangerous
Clowne53263.3920% more dangerous
Eckington77865.0922% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Killamarsh

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Recent Crimes in Killamarsh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Belklane DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rotherwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Orchard PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Fanny AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near South CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Canal BridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manor Farm CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Baker DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rotherwood RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Peacock CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Kestrel CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Peacock CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sheepcote RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pingle RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nethermoor AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bedgrave CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Killamarsh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20142214 Safer
Burglary4.263.82.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6667 Getting worse
Drugs0.631.61.30.63 Safer
Other Crime0.741.40.841.5 Getting worse
Other Theft2.43.32.12.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.320.530.42 Getting worse
Public Order0.841.967 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.210.210.32 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.60.630.841.7 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.110.210.32 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.863.93.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8162524 Getting worse

Changes In Killamarsh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Killamarsh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Killamarsh50.63-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5244% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Killamarsh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Killamarsh48151First

Crime in Killamarsh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Killamarsh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Killamarsh saw a 1,300% increase in public order. Killamarsh saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%-5%+250%+117%+21%-38%+38%+375%+175%+83%
Burglary--78%--75%-40%-50%-33%+50%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+150%+150%-20%-56%-40%+25%-25%+33%+400%
Drugs-----67%-50%---33%-
Other Crime-----33%-----
Other Theft-25%-50%--75%--60%-+200%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+300%-+300%+150%+67%-60%+800%+1,300%--
Shoplifting--67%--------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-40%-86%-83%-25%-33%+100%-33%+500%-17%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-9%+44%+133%+32%-39%+46%+100%+375%+25%+86%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Killamarsh

What police force serves Killamarsh?
Killamarsh's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Killamarsh?
Killamarsh is among the top 5 safest small towns in Derbyshire.

What is Killamarsh's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Killamarsh are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Killamarsh?
Killamarsh's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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