Shirebrook Crime Overview

Shirebrook is the third most dangerous small town in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shirebrook in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shirebrook is the 106th most dangerous small town, and the 855th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Shirebrook was the worst small town in Derbyshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Shirebrook residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.63 per 1,000 residents. Shirebrook recorded 7 reports of other crime during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.63 the worst small town for other crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Shirebrook are violence and sexual offences, with 459 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 2.4% higher than 2019's figure of 448 offences and a difference of 0.99 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Shirebrook's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Shirebrook Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Shirebrook This Year

 ShirebrookDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42638.2038,43136.265% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.819270.877% safer
Burglary332.964,2554.0135% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12411.128,8048.3125% more dangerous
Drugs373.322,5402.4028% more dangerous
Other Crime282.512,0011.8925% more dangerous
Other Theft706.285,3165.0220% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons121.088260.7828% more dangerous
Public Order847.538,3427.874.5% safer
Robbery70.636220.596% more dangerous
Shoplifting312.783,8563.6431% safer
Theft From the Person30.274760.4567% safer
Vehicle Crime413.684,3024.0610% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45941.1635,41633.4119% more dangerous

Shirebrook Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Staveley1,28269.5621% safer
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.2515% safer
Ripley1,60674.9812% safer
Old Bolsover89475.4711% safer
Buxton1,78579.566% safer
Shirebrook93884.11-
Clay Cross81685.411.5% more dangerous
Alfreton82396.4213% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shirebrook

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Shirebrook Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49403538Safer
Bicycle Theft0.630.451.10.81Getting worse
Burglary573.33.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11101011Getting worse
Drugs2.01.72.13.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.541.11.72.5Getting worse
Other Theft6776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.360.901.1Getting worse
Public Order1.12.868Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.810.360.360.63Getting worse
Shoplifting1.63.44.82.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.540.540.27Safer
Vehicle Crime4.254.13.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14224041Getting worse

Changes In Shirebrook's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shirebrook to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7124% safer
Coventry77.419% safer
Croydon83.221.1% safer
Shirebrook84.11-
Sheffield85.812.0% more dangerous
Bristol86.212.4% more dangerous
Leicester97.4414% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8718% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2822% more dangerous
Bradford133.0237% more dangerous
Leeds137.1039% more dangerous

Crime in Shirebrook's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shirebrook North44356First

Crime in Shirebrook During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Shirebrook change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Shirebrook saw a 400% increase in burglary. Shirebrook saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-43%+32%+41%+36%+16%-31%+47%+3%+52%+4%
Bicycle Theft---33%-50%------
Burglary+400%-50%+400%--67%---40%-60%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson+140%+14%-36%-69%+133%+11%-17%+13%-+25%
Drugs+100%+133%+100%+100%+100%+150%---75%-
Other Crime------60%+100%+100%-+100%
Other Theft+133%-78%+100%-55%+71%-25%-50%-43%+133%-
Possession of Weapons-+100%-67%------50%-
Public Order+200%+25%+71%-50%-40%+267%+14%-43%+40%+167%
Robbery--+100%-------
Shoplifting-73%-75%-67%-+250%-20%+250%-80%-50%-50%
Vehicle Crime+100%-60%-33%-71%-+200%-+67%-+17%
Violence and Sexual Offences+36%-14%+44%-18%-6%-15%-24%-23%-24%-44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Shirebrook

What police force serves Shirebrook?
Shirebrook's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Shirebrook?
Shirebrook is the third most dangerous small town in Derbyshire.
What is Shirebrook's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Shirebrook are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Shirebrook?
Shirebrook's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021