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Crime and Safety in Old Bolsover

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Old Bolsover is the second most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Old Bolsover in 2021 was 100 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Old Bolsover is the 87th most dangerous small town, and the 596th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Old Bolsover was the worst small town in Derbyshire for other theft, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Old Bolsover residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Old Bolsover recorded 5 reports of robbery during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.42 the worst small town for robbery in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Old Bolsover are violence and sexual offences, with 613 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 35% higher than 2020's figure of 401 offences and a difference of 17.90 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Old Bolsover's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Old Bolsover 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Derbyshire

17% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

23% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Old Bolsover is 17% higher than the East Midlands and 23% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Old Bolsover Crime Rate Over Time

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Old Bolsover Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Old Bolsover 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 Old Bolsover

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211001,181
202075894
201974872
201851606
201744521
201642498

Crime in Old Bolsover Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Old Bolsover This Year

 Old BolsoverDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38932.8432,13530.32 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.086870.65 712% safer
Burglary272.283,7923.58 57% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15913.428,8748.37 38% more dangerous
Drugs131.102,5032.36 115% safer
Other Crime363.042,1352.01 34% more dangerous
Other Theft715.995,8115.48 9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons121.018800.83 18% more dangerous
Public Order13111.0610,4189.83 11% more dangerous
Robbery110.936250.59 37% more dangerous
Shoplifting383.214,1623.93 22% safer
Theft From the Person40.345440.51 50% safer
Vehicle Crime655.494,2944.05 26% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences61351.7541,04838.72 25% more dangerous

Old Bolsover Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
South Normanton83382.0821% safer
Staveley1,58886.1616% safer
Buxton2,03490.6510% safer
Clay Cross88492.538% safer
Shirebrook1,03292.548% safer
Old Bolsover1,18199.70-
Alfreton944110.5910% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Old Bolsover

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Recent Crimes in Old Bolsover

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pretoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pattison StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Norton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shuttlewood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Chapel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Haldane CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charlesworth StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Langwith RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spencer StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Town EndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mill WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Chapel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Travellers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Langwith RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Houldsworth CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Norton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mooracre LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Old Bolsover Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40413033 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.080.340.420.08 Safer
Burglary5.094.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8111213 Getting worse
Drugs1.21.41.91.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.91.93.0 Getting worse
Other Theft6656 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.681.0 Getting worse
Public Order1.85911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.510.170.93 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.73.62.13.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.510.340.420.34 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.853.35 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18303452 Getting worse

Changes In Old Bolsover's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Old Bolsover's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George's Field2-2-114.7

Comparing Old Bolsover to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0849% safer
Croydon82.4821% safer
Sheffield90.0511% safer
Bristol90.5210% safer
Old Bolsover99.70-
Coventry102.242.5% more dangerous
Leicester111.5911% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0619% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6423% more dangerous
Bradford132.2825% more dangerous
Leeds150.9434% more dangerous

Crime in Old Bolsover's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bolsover North & Shuttlewood930134First

Crime in Old Bolsover During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Old Bolsover change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Old Bolsover saw a 600% increase in public order. Old Bolsover saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-42%+7%-5%-35%+13%+14%-33%-6%-25%+18%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-60%--25%-40%-25%-75%-45%-76%-45%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--30%+44%--29%+100%-23%+58%-13%-67%
Drugs-+100%--+100%---33%--
Other Crime-50%-67%-+400%-75%--+100%-25%-50%
Other Theft--75%+29%--+13%+50%-30%+14%-67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+350%+600%+80%-+25%+167%+120%+67%+14%+50%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----83%--+200%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-80%--75%-50%-60%+50%-44%+13%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+131%-22%+45%-27%+40%+64%+28%-23%-2%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Old Bolsover

What police force serves Old Bolsover?
Old Bolsover's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Old Bolsover?
Old Bolsover is the second most dangerous small town in Derbyshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Old Bolsover?
Old Bolsover's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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