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Crime and Safety in Shirebrook

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Shirebrook is the third most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shirebrook in 2021 was 93 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shirebrook is the 109th most dangerous small town, and the 737th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, 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. November 2021 was also a bad month for Shirebrook residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Shirebrook recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for theft from the person in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Shirebrook are violence and sexual offences, with 510 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 459 offences and a difference of 4.57 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Shirebrook's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 17% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Shirebrook 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Derbyshire

11% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

17% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Shirebrook is 11% higher than the East Midlands and 17% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Shirebrook Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Shirebrook 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 Shirebrook

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021931,032
202084938
201982915
201862691
201748534
201654603

Crime in Shirebrook Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Shirebrook This Year

 ShirebrookDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43238.7432,13530.32 22% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft131.176870.65 44% more dangerous
Burglary302.693,7923.58 33% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1039.248,8748.37 9% more dangerous
Drugs312.782,5032.36 15% more dangerous
Other Crime171.522,1352.01 32% safer
Other Theft776.905,8115.48 21% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons151.358800.83 39% more dangerous
Public Order12110.8510,4189.83 9% more dangerous
Robbery60.546250.59 9% safer
Shoplifting302.694,1623.93 46% safer
Theft From the Person100.905440.51 43% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime696.194,2944.05 35% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences51045.7341,04838.72 15% more dangerous

Shirebrook Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ripley1,72280.4015% safer
South Normanton83382.0813% safer
Staveley1,58886.167% safer
Buxton2,03490.652.1% safer
Clay Cross88492.530.01% safer
Shirebrook1,03292.54-
Old Bolsover1,18199.707% more dangerous
Alfreton944110.5916% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shirebrook

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Recent Crimes in Shirebrook

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Austin StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sherwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newbarn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thoresby AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sherwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near York RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Prospect DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thoresby AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near South AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hilltop AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near South AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashbourne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sookholme RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Victoria StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Shirebrook Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40353839 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.451.10.811.2 Getting worse
Burglary73.33.02.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1010119 Safer
Drugs1.72.13.32.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.72.51.5 Getting worse
Other Theft7767 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.360.901.11.4 Getting worse
Public Order2.86811 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.360.630.54 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.44.82.82.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.540.540.270.90 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime54.13.76 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences22404146 Getting worse

Changes In Shirebrook's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shirebrook to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0838% safer
Croydon82.4812% safer
Sheffield90.052.8% safer
Bristol90.522.2% safer
Shirebrook92.54-
Coventry102.249% more dangerous
Leicester111.5917% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0625% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6429% more dangerous
Bradford132.2830% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% more dangerous

Crime in Shirebrook's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shirebrook North54469First

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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