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Crime and Safety in Matlock Town

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Matlock Town is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Matlock Town in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Matlock Town is the 202nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,271st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Matlock Town was the worst small town in Derbyshire for drugs, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.80 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Matlock Town residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Matlock Town recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Matlock Town are violence and sexual offences, with 389 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 325 offences and a difference of 6.38 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Matlock Town's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Matlock Town 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Derbyshire

9% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

0.62% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Matlock Town is 9% lower than the East Midlands and 0.62% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Matlock Town Crime Rate Over Time

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Matlock Town Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Matlock Town 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 Matlock Town

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202176762
202069695
201970703
201850497
201743436
201638382

Crime in Matlock Town Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Matlock Town This Year

 Matlock TownDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34834.7032,13530.32 13% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.406870.65 62% safer
Burglary252.493,7923.58 44% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson626.188,8748.37 35% safer
Drugs343.392,5032.36 30% more dangerous
Other Crime161.602,1352.01 26% safer
Other Theft444.395,8115.48 25% safer
Possession of Weapons111.108800.83 25% more dangerous
Public Order929.1710,4189.83 7% safer
Robbery10.106250.59 490% safer
Shoplifting686.784,1623.93 42% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.305440.51 70% safer
Vehicle Crime131.304,2944.05 212% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38938.7841,04838.72 0.15% more dangerous

Matlock Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Mills57659.3128% safer
Clowne53263.3920% safer
Eckington77865.0917% safer
Sandiacre62567.4813% safer
Brimington66474.512.0% safer
Matlock Town76275.97-
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.771.0% more dangerous
Ripley1,72280.406% more dangerous
South Normanton83382.087% more dangerous
Staveley1,58886.1612% more dangerous
Buxton2,03490.6516% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Matlock Town

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Recent Crimes in Matlock Town

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hilltops ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hurst RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bakewell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Hazel GroveOffender given a caution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wolds RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynholmes RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holt LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hurst RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Matlock GreenLocal resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wishing Stone WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wellington CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hurst RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near OverdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynholmes RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bakewell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hurst RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Matlock Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31333835 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.100.300.400.40 Getting worse
Burglary3.43.92.42.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7756 Safer
Drugs1.43.72.63.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.701.50.901.6 Getting worse
Other Theft7654.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.100.701.1 Getting worse
Public Order1.9699 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.600.200.10 Safer
Shoplifting4.5677 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.600.800.700.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.02.93.01.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20313239 Getting worse

Changes In Matlock Town's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Matlock Town's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Matlock Town that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hall Leys Park112-242.7
Matlock Golf Club1---200.06

Comparing Matlock Town to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0813% safer
Matlock Town75.97-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0516% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Matlock Town's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Matlock North36639First

Crime in Matlock Town During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Matlock Town change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Matlock Town saw a 700% increase in public order. Matlock Town saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%+87%+187%+109%-6%-38%-17%-9%-14%+9%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-50%-67%+50%--29%--50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+50%-+75%-69%-17%-71%--20%-67%
Drugs-33%----50%--50%+50%-67%-67%
Other Crime----------67%
Other Theft+50%-88%+125%-63%-33%-33%+67%-80%+25%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+33%+167%+700%+200%-67%-36%+67%-40%+75%-33%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-33%+22%-67%-60%-+75%+100%+57%--43%
Vehicle Crime+150%+100%--+33%-67%-+300%-25%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+43%-24%+24%-25%-28%+46%-12%+71%+8%-55%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Matlock Town

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

How dangerous is Matlock Town?
Matlock Town is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire.

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

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

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