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Crime and Safety in Long Eaton, Derbyshire

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Long Eaton is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Derbyshire, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Long Eaton in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Long Eaton is the 78th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,742nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Long Eaton was the worst medium-sized town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Long Eaton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 25 crimes at a rate of 0.63 per 1,000 residents. Long Eaton recorded 7 reports of other crime during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Long Eaton are violence and sexual offences, with 1,086 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 1,002 offences and a difference of 2.13 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Long Eaton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Long Eaton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Derbyshire

24% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

14% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Long Eaton is 24% lower than the East Midlands and 14% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Long Eaton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Long Eaton 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 Long Eaton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021672,630
2020552,175
2019612,392
2018501,979
2017451,784
2016431,693

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 Behaviour1,03626.3032,13530.32 15% safer
Bicycle Theft551.406870.65 54% more dangerous
Burglary922.343,7923.58 53% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2666.758,8748.37 24% safer
Drugs631.602,5032.36 48% safer
Other Crime511.292,1352.01 56% safer
Other Theft1724.375,8115.48 25% safer
Possession of Weapons160.418800.83 102% safer
Public Order2917.3910,4189.83 33% safer
Robbery150.386250.59 55% safer
Shoplifting3719.424,1623.93 58% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.365440.51 42% safer
Vehicle Crime1383.504,2944.05 16% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,08627.5741,04838.72 40% safer

Long Eaton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop1,73751.9129% safer
Swadlincote3,02360.8210% safer
Long Eaton2,63066.77-
Ilkeston4,005101.9435% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Long Eaton

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Recent Crimes in Long Eaton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rose CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Collingwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Acton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laurel CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near College StreetLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cornwallis CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spridgeon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Frederick StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Edward RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Somerset CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cranfleet WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near York RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sharp CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oxford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Collingwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Acton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Long Eaton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32242826 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.72.50.811.4 Safer
Burglary3.73.52.52.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8857 Safer
Drugs1.01.41.61.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.561.21.41.3 Getting worse
Other Theft4.44.53.04.4 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.430.580.660.41 Safer
Public Order1.63.74.87 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.660.940.460.38 Safer
Shoplifting9969 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.330.180.36 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.24.43.33.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13212528 Getting 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 Eaton66.77-
Barnet67.080.46% more dangerous
Croydon82.4819% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0526% more dangerous
Bristol90.5226% more dangerous
Coventry102.2435% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0646% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2850% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Long Eaton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Long Eaton North44056Second
Long Eaton Town1,312181First
Long Eaton West21427Third

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 March, when Long Eaton saw a 400% increase in other crime. Long Eaton saw a large fall in bicycle theft during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Long Eaton's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+11%+74%+52%+47%-16%+1%+47%+95%+34%
Bicycle Theft-85%-92%--75%+100%-60%-33%-78%-88%-
Burglary-+14%-38%-67%-63%-57%+117%-39%-40%-28%
Criminal Damage and Arson-41%-33%-66%-77%+35%-+31%-11%-44%-24%
Drugs+300%-56%-33%-+100%+20%+50%-20%+75%+20%
Other Crime+400%-+133%+25%-50%-25%-25%-14%-67%-
Other Theft-59%-18%-33%-56%-50%-44%-57%+43%+29%-33%
Possession of Weapons+100%----50%--75%---
Public Order+45%+117%+38%--+108%-10%+83%+22%-53%
Robbery-67%+33%-83%--67%+50%-50%-+100%-
Shoplifting-77%-63%-44%-66%-46%-35%-12%+79%-12%-33%
Theft From the Person+50%---67%+100%-----
Vehicle Crime-31%+23%-56%-59%-9%-22%+36%+150%--57%
Violence and Sexual Offences+54%-8%+30%+70%+14%-23%+21%-7%-14%+1%

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).

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