Long Eaton Crime Overview

Long Eaton is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Derbyshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Long Eaton in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Long Eaton is the 64th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,101st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Long Eaton was the worst medium-sized town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Long Eaton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Long Eaton recorded 7 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Long Eaton are violence and sexual offences, with 1,073 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 915 offences and a difference of 4.01 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Long Eaton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 62% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Crime in Long Eaton Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Long Eaton This Year

 Long EatonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,20130.4938,43136.2619% safer
Bicycle Theft360.919270.874.4% more dangerous
Burglary1122.844,2554.0141% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2355.978,8048.3139% safer
Drugs651.652,5402.4045% safer
Other Crime661.682,0011.8912% safer
Other Theft1333.385,3165.0249% safer
Possession of Weapons260.668260.7818% safer
Public Order2105.338,3427.8748% safer
Robbery190.486220.5923% safer
Shoplifting2195.563,8563.6435% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.204760.45125% safer
Vehicle Crime1563.964,3024.062.5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,07327.2435,41633.4123% safer

Long Eaton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop1,66249.6721% safer
Swadlincote2,63052.9113% safer
Long Eaton2,35859.87-
Ilkeston3,72394.7637% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Long Eaton

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Long Eaton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33352630Safer
Bicycle Theft2.13.02.60.91Safer
Burglary64.33.92.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8996Safer
Drugs1.61.11.61.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.630.631.51.7Getting worse
Other Theft4.64.853.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.460.630.66Getting worse
Public Order0.661.74.25Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.691.00.48Safer
Shoplifting8996Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.410.330.20Safer
Vehicle Crime64.64.74.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11152327Getting worse

Changes In Long Eaton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Long Eaton to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Long Eaton59.87-
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8130% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Long Eaton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Long Eaton North41653Second
Long Eaton Town1,020141First
Long Eaton West22429Third

Crime in Long Eaton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Long Eaton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Long Eaton saw a 200% increase in robbery. Long Eaton saw a large fall in bicycle theft during November, when it fell by 88% compared to November in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Long Eaton's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+24%+80%+71%+48%-10%+3%+53%+96%+39%
Bicycle Theft-85%-87%--75%+60%-60%+33%-67%-88%-
Burglary+8%+38%-50%-67%-38%-63%+129%-50%-50%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-33%-65%-70%+50%-8%+13%-30%-35%-30%
Drugs+150%-60%-33%-25%+50%-+50%-20%+100%+40%
Other Crime-14%-+175%+22%-33%-25%-25%-14%-67%-
Other Theft-47%-9%-41%-50%-42%-44%-55%+22%+22%-37%
Possession of Weapons-----50%--80%---
Public Order+42%+113%+41%+17%-5%+53%-9%+83%--59%
Robbery-75%+33%-86%--33%+50%-50%+200%+100%-
Shoplifting-77%-63%-44%-66%-46%-35%-12%+79%-12%-33%
Theft From the Person+50%---67%+100%-----
Vehicle Crime-37%+14%-53%-59%-14%+6%+55%+88%+38%-29%
Violence and Sexual Offences+60%-3%+36%+61%+3%-25%+14%-12%-19%-6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Long Eaton

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021