New Mills Crime Overview

New Mills is among the top 5 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 105th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in New Mills in 2020 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 73% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, New Mills is the 284th safest small town, and the 4,009th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, New Mills was the worst small town in Derbyshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for New Mills residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.93 per 1,000 residents. New Mills recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in New Mills are violence and sexual offences, with 195 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 153 offences and a difference of 4.33 from 2019's crime rate of 16. New Mills's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in New Mills Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in New Mills This Year

 New MillsDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25225.9538,43136.2640% safer
Bicycle Theft10.109270.87770% safer
Burglary272.784,2554.0144% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson505.158,8048.3161% safer
Drugs80.822,5402.40193% safer
Other Crime60.622,0011.89205% safer
Other Theft111.135,3165.02344% safer
Possession of Weapons40.418260.7890% safer
Public Order464.748,3427.8766% safer
Robbery20.216220.59181% safer
Shoplifting202.063,8563.6477% safer
Theft From the Person10.104760.45350% safer
Vehicle Crime414.224,3024.063.8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences19520.0835,41633.4166% safer

New Mills Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brimington26830.0741% safer
Hilton25930.1641% safer
Dronfield68332.3631% safer
New Mills41242.42-
Belper97843.723.0% more dangerous
Killamarsh47950.4216% more dangerous
Chapel-en-le-Frith49451.2917% more dangerous
Sandiacre52256.3625% more dangerous
Eckington70058.5628% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in New Mills

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Recent Crimes in New Mills

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Public orderOn or near The BungalowsUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lantern ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Watford LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Bridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Back Union RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wirksmoor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goyt RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Hibbert StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rock Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Rock Mill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Georges RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Georges RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near BrooksideUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Apple Tree RoadLocal resolution
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lime AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

New Mills Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24211726Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.410.410.510.10Safer
Burglary83.23.22.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5775Safer
Drugs0.411.10.510.82Getting worse
Other Crime0.210.820.620.62Getting worse
Other Theft3.23.13.01.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.510.210.41Getting worse
Public Order1.00.822.44.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.310.620.21Safer
Shoplifting3.30.823.82.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.100.10No change
Vehicle Crime4.94.02.34.2Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences8121620Getting worse

Changes In New Mills's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in New Mills's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in New Mills that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bakehurst Recreation Ground2----23.2

Comparing New Mills to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
New Mills42.42-
Barnet67.7137% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2249% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8151% more dangerous
Bristol86.2151% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8759% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in New Mills During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in New Mills change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when New Mills saw a 920% increase in anti-social behaviour. New Mills saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-61%+193%+78%+920%+45%+44%+13%+82%+150%+333%
Burglary---80%-83%-25%-----71%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%+50%-50%-50%+50%-50%-29%-25%--54%
Drugs----------
Other Crime--------+100%-
Other Theft+50%--33%-75%----67%-33%-
Possession of Weapons---+200%------
Public Order-+100%-+500%+100%+200%+700%-50%-67%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+200%--75%----+400%-+100%
Vehicle Crime--67%--+133%--+150%+200%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-+129%-46%+15%+127%+75%-8%+8%+55%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in New Mills

What police force serves New Mills?
New Mills's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is New Mills?
New Mills is among the top 5 safest small towns in Derbyshire.
What is New Mills's most common crime?
The most common crimes in New Mills are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in New Mills?
New Mills's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021