Old Bolsover Crime Overview

Old Bolsover is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Old Bolsover in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.9% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Old Bolsover is the 154th most dangerous small town, and the 1,163rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Old Bolsover was the worst small town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Old Bolsover residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Old Bolsover recorded 3 reports of drugs during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for drugs in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Old Bolsover are violence and sexual offences, with 401 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 350 offences and a difference of 4.30 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Old Bolsover'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 Old Bolsover Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Old Bolsover This Year

 Old BolsoverDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35229.7138,43136.2622% safer
Bicycle Theft50.429270.87107% safer
Burglary554.644,2554.0114% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson14312.078,8048.3131% more dangerous
Drugs231.942,5402.4024% safer
Other Crime221.862,0011.891.6% safer
Other Theft645.405,3165.027% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.688260.7815% safer
Public Order1028.618,3427.879% more dangerous
Robbery20.176220.59247% safer
Shoplifting252.113,8563.6473% safer
Theft From the Person50.424760.457% safer
Vehicle Crime393.294,3024.0623% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40133.8535,41633.411.3% more dangerous

Old Bolsover Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
South Normanton65464.4417% safer
Matlock Town69569.299% safer
Staveley1,28269.568% safer
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.253.0% safer
Ripley1,60674.980.65% safer
Old Bolsover89475.47-
Buxton1,78579.565% more dangerous
Shirebrook93884.1110% more dangerous
Clay Cross81685.4112% more dangerous
Alfreton82396.4222% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Old Bolsover

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Old Bolsover Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour38404130Safer
Bicycle Theft0.080.080.340.42Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1081112Getting worse
Drugs0.681.21.41.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.591.31.91.9Getting worse
Other Theft6665Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.340.340.68Getting worse
Public Order0.761.859Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.340.510.17Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.510.340.42Getting worse
Vehicle Crime73.853.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10183034Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7111% safer
Old Bolsover75.47-
Coventry77.412.5% more dangerous
Croydon83.229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8112% more dangerous
Bristol86.2112% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0243% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Old Bolsover's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bolsover North & Shuttlewood694100First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-42%+7%-5%-35%+13%+14%-33%-6%-25%+18%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--30%+44%--29%+100%-23%+58%-13%-67%
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%
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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021