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Crime and Safety in Sandiacre

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Sandiacre is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sandiacre in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sandiacre is the 275th most dangerous small town, and the 1,688th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Sandiacre was the worst small town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Sandiacre residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Sandiacre recorded 9 reports of vehicle crime during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.97 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sandiacre are violence and sexual offences, with 296 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 240 offences and a difference of 6.05 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Sandiacre's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Sandiacre 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Derbyshire

22% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sandiacre is 22% lower than the East Midlands and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sandiacre Crime Rate Over Time

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Sandiacre Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sandiacre 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 Sandiacre

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202167625
202057526
201953488
201846429
201756521
201637347

Crime in Sandiacre Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sandiacre This Year

 SandiacreDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21823.5432,13530.32 29% safer
Bicycle Theft40.436870.65 51% safer
Burglary232.483,7923.58 44% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson727.778,8748.37 8% safer
Drugs111.192,5032.36 98% safer
Other Crime161.732,1352.01 16% safer
Other Theft373.995,8115.48 37% safer
Possession of Weapons20.228800.83 277% safer
Public Order677.2310,4189.83 36% safer
Robbery30.326250.59 84% safer
Shoplifting606.484,1623.93 39% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.115440.51 364% safer
Vehicle Crime333.564,2944.05 14% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29631.9641,04838.72 21% safer

Sandiacre Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chapel-en-le-Frith55757.8317% safer
Ashbourne52258.5715% safer
New Mills57659.3114% safer
Clowne53263.396% safer
Eckington77865.093.7% safer
Sandiacre62567.48-
Brimington66474.519% more dangerous
Matlock Town76275.9711% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.7712% more dangerous
Ripley1,72280.4016% more dangerous
South Normanton83382.0818% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sandiacre

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Recent Crimes in Sandiacre

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charles AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bradley StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Margaret AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Netherfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Oak AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barker Avenue NorthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bostock'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near A52Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melton CourtFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bostock'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mornington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mountfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Beech AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bostock'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cockayne CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rutland GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bostock'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Netherfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Sandiacre Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40272624 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.760.760.43 Safer
Burglary74.53.92.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7868 Safer
Drugs1.80.862.21.2 Safer
Other Crime0.651.31.91.7 Getting worse
Other Theft4.33.43.24.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.32-0.760.22 Safer
Public Order2.23.967 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.650.430.32 Safer
Shoplifting1.71.72.36 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.430.220.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.463.93.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15212632 Getting worse

Changes In Sandiacre's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sandiacre to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.080.60% safer
Sandiacre67.48-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5225% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Sandiacre's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sandiacre & Stanton63870First

Crime in Sandiacre During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sandiacre change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Sandiacre saw a 700% increase in criminal damage and arson. Sandiacre saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-35%+7%+138%-8%+110%+24%-67%+64%+85%+55%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%-40%-40%--63%+33%-50%+300%-75%+400%
Criminal Damage and Arson-62%-70%+700%-80%-67%-33%+67%+40%-50%-13%
Drugs--+300%-----50%-+50%
Other Crime-+200%+100%+200%---50%+100%--
Other Theft+25%+100%--33%+67%--75%-50%--
Public Order--33%+250%+33%+700%+75%-33%--50%-50%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting---+400%+150%--+100%--
Vehicle Crime-60%-50%-+17%-89%+80%+150%--83%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+244%+25%+121%-29%+10%+25%-6%--40%-12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sandiacre

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

How dangerous is Sandiacre?
Sandiacre is among the top 10 safest small towns in Derbyshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Sandiacre?
Sandiacre's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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