Matlock Town Crime Overview

Matlock Town is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Matlock Town in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Matlock Town is the 201st most dangerous small town, and the 1,450th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Matlock Town was the worst small town in Derbyshire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.60 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Matlock Town residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.40 per 1,000 residents. Matlock Town recorded 11 reports of shoplifting during April 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for shoplifting in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Matlock Town are violence and sexual offences, with 325 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 3.4% higher than 2019's figure of 314 offences and a difference of 1.09 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Matlock Town's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Matlock Town Compared To Derbyshire

Summary of Crimes in Matlock Town This Year

 Matlock TownDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37737.5938,43136.263.5% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.409270.87118% safer
Burglary242.394,2554.0168% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson515.088,8048.3164% safer
Drugs262.592,5402.407% more dangerous
Other Crime90.902,0011.89110% safer
Other Theft525.185,3165.023.1% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.708260.7811% safer
Public Order868.578,3427.878% more dangerous
Robbery20.206220.59195% safer
Shoplifting727.183,8563.6449% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.704760.4536% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime302.994,3024.0636% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32532.4035,41633.413.1% safer

Matlock Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sandiacre52256.3623% safer
Eckington70058.5618% safer
Clowne49659.1017% safer
Ashbourne57364.298% safer
South Normanton65464.448% safer
Matlock Town69569.29-
Staveley1,28269.560.39% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.255% more dangerous
Ripley1,60674.988% more dangerous
Old Bolsover89475.478% more dangerous
Buxton1,78579.5613% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Matlock Town

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Matlock Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35313338Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.100.100.300.40Getting worse
Burglary3.33.43.92.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7775Safer
Drugs1.31.43.72.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.701.50.90Safer
Other Theft7765Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.500.100.70Getting worse
Public Order1.21.969Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.200.600.20Safer
Shoplifting3.64.567Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.600.800.70Safer
Vehicle Crime2.63.02.93.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15203132Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.712.3% safer
Matlock Town69.29-
Coventry77.4110% more dangerous
Croydon83.2217% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8119% more dangerous
Bristol86.2120% more dangerous
Leicester97.4429% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2835% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% more dangerous

Crime in Matlock Town's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Matlock North34237First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021