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Crime and Safety in Ripley, Derbyshire

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Ripley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ripley in 2021 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.65% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ripley is the 176th most dangerous small town, and the 1,087th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ripley was the worst small town in Derbyshire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Ripley residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Ripley recorded 30 reports of criminal damage and arson during June 2021, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ripley are violence and sexual offences, with 881 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 2.3% higher than 2020's figure of 861 offences and a difference of 0.93 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Ripley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 150% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Ripley 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Derbyshire

2.7% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

4.9% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ripley is 2.7% lower than the East Midlands and 4.9% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ripley Crime Rate Over Time

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Ripley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ripley 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 Ripley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021801,722
2020751,606
2019731,558
2018611,308
2017501,071
2016471,000

Crime in Ripley Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ripley This Year

 RipleyDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour67831.6532,13530.32 4.2% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.096870.65 622% safer
Burglary532.473,7923.58 45% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1828.508,8748.37 1.5% more dangerous
Drugs743.452,5032.36 32% more dangerous
Other Crime904.202,1352.01 52% more dangerous
Other Theft1125.235,8115.48 4.8% safer
Possession of Weapons241.128800.83 26% more dangerous
Public Order1848.5910,4189.83 14% safer
Robbery140.656250.59 9% more dangerous
Shoplifting683.174,1623.93 24% safer
Theft From the Person40.195440.51 168% safer
Vehicle Crime341.594,2944.05 155% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences88141.1341,04838.72 6% more dangerous

Ripley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Eckington77865.0924% safer
Sandiacre62567.4819% safer
Brimington66474.518% safer
Matlock Town76275.976% safer
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.774.7% safer
Ripley1,72280.40-
South Normanton83382.082.0% more dangerous
Staveley1,58886.167% more dangerous
Buxton2,03490.6511% more dangerous
Clay Cross88492.5313% more dangerous
Shirebrook1,03292.5413% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ripley

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Recent Crimes in Ripley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridge Yard AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Laurel AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holly AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Derwent RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Norman RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Well StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dovedale CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heath RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dovedale CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Peveril CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Emmas Williams CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Chapel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bamford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brook LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ripley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38353632 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.140.230.230.09 Safer
Burglary4.63.61.92.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8888 Getting worse
Drugs2.01.72.23.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.64.24.2 Getting worse
Other Theft663.45 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.700.611.1 Getting worse
Public Order2.2589 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.610.190.420.65 Getting worse
Shoplifting763.33.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.790.700.280.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.74.72.01.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24354041 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0820% safer
Ripley80.40-
Croydon82.482.5% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0511% more dangerous
Bristol90.5211% more dangerous
Coventry102.2421% more dangerous
Leicester111.5928% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6438% more dangerous
Bradford132.2839% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Ripley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ripley South & Loscoe85182First
Ripley West30341Second

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.

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