Ripley Crime Overview

Ripley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ripley in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.3% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ripley is the 161st most dangerous small town, and the 1,183rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Ripley was the worst small town in Derbyshire for criminal damage and arson, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.65 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Ripley residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Ripley recorded 12 reports of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.56 the worst small town for other crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ripley are violence and sexual offences, with 861 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 743 offences and a difference of 5.51 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Ripley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Ripley Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ripley This Year

 RipleyDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour77035.9538,43136.260.86% safer
Bicycle Theft50.239270.87278% safer
Burglary411.914,2554.01110% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1697.898,8048.315% safer
Drugs482.242,5402.407% safer
Other Crime914.252,0011.8956% more dangerous
Other Theft723.365,3165.0249% safer
Possession of Weapons130.618260.7828% safer
Public Order1788.318,3427.875% more dangerous
Robbery90.426220.5940% safer
Shoplifting703.273,8563.6411% safer
Theft From the Person60.284760.4561% safer
Vehicle Crime432.014,3024.06102% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences86140.2035,41633.4117% more dangerous

Ripley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ashbourne57364.2917% safer
South Normanton65464.4416% safer
Matlock Town69569.298% safer
Staveley1,28269.568% safer
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.252.4% safer
Ripley1,60674.98-
Old Bolsover89475.470.65% more dangerous
Buxton1,78579.566% more dangerous
Shirebrook93884.1111% more dangerous
Clay Cross81685.4112% more dangerous
Alfreton82396.4222% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ripley

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Ripley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour44383536Safer
Bicycle Theft0.280.140.230.23Getting worse
Burglary3.74.63.61.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7888Getting worse
Drugs1.82.01.72.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.11.64.2Getting worse
Other Theft7663.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.560.700.61Getting worse
Public Order1.32.258Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.610.190.42Getting worse
Shoplifting8763.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.930.790.700.28Safer
Vehicle Crime64.74.72.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13243540Getting worse

Changes In Ripley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ripley's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Marehay Park----101.6
Sawmills Recreation Ground5---1211

Comparing Ripley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% safer
Ripley74.98-
Coventry77.413.1% more dangerous
Croydon83.2210% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8113% more dangerous
Bristol86.2113% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Ripley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ripley South & Loscoe84881First
Ripley West29440Second

Crime in Ripley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ripley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Ripley saw a 850% increase in other crime. Ripley saw a large fall in other theft during September, when it fell by 94% compared to September in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Ripley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-36%-12%+189%+28%-23%-16%-35%+49%+8%+4%
Bicycle Theft--50%--------
Burglary-67%-50%-57%--25%-33%-43%-60%-44%-88%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%-58%+27%+100%-42%+53%-40%-14%-38%+8%
Drugs+200%+50%-25%-56%-45%+167%+50%+300%+300%-
Other Crime--+100%+100%+100%+17%+367%+850%-17%-
Other Theft--80%-43%-40%+60%+67%-94%--44%-82%
Possession of Weapons-50%---67%-25%+100%----
Public Order+38%+450%+8%+31%+65%--+78%+58%+38%
Robbery-----+300%----
Shoplifting-79%-71%-50%-82%-69%-9%-69%-21%-50%-90%
Theft From the Person--50%--33%--+100%---
Vehicle Crime+60%-91%--40%--43%--33%-29%-64%
Violence and Sexual Offences+19%+25%+93%-13%+29%+35%+5%-2%-3%-40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ripley

What police force serves Ripley?
Ripley's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Ripley?
Ripley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire.
What is Ripley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ripley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ripley?
Ripley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021