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Crime and Safety in South Normanton

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South Normanton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in South Normanton in 2021 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.4% higher than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, South Normanton is the 160th most dangerous small town, and the 1,020th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, South Normanton was the worst small town in Derbyshire for public order, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.8 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for South Normanton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. South Normanton recorded 8 reports of shoplifting during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.79 the worst small town for shoplifting in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in South Normanton are violence and sexual offences, with 366 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 323 offences and a difference of 4.23 from 2020's crime rate of 32. South Normanton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

South Normanton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Derbyshire

0.57% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

7% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in South Normanton is 0.57% lower than the East Midlands and 7% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

South Normanton Crime Rate Over Time

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South Normanton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in South Normanton 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 South Normanton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202182833
202064654
201975758
201874756
201755556
201649500

Crime in South Normanton Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in South Normanton This Year

 South NormantonDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27927.4932,13530.32 10% safer
Bicycle Theft20.206870.65 225% safer
Burglary232.273,7923.58 58% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson908.878,8748.37 6% more dangerous
Drugs131.282,5032.36 84% safer
Other Crime151.482,1352.01 36% safer
Other Theft434.245,8115.48 29% safer
Possession of Weapons20.208800.83 315% safer
Public Order949.2610,4189.83 6% safer
Robbery10.106250.59 490% safer
Shoplifting434.244,1623.93 7% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime14113.894,2944.05 71% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36636.0641,04838.72 7% safer

South Normanton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sandiacre62567.4822% safer
Brimington66474.5110% safer
Matlock Town76275.978% safer
Heanor and Loscoe1,37476.777% safer
Ripley1,72280.402.1% safer
South Normanton83382.08-
Staveley1,58886.164.7% more dangerous
Buxton2,03490.659% more dangerous
Clay Cross88492.5311% more dangerous
Shirebrook1,03292.5411% more dangerous
Old Bolsover1,18199.7018% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in South Normanton

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Recent Crimes in South Normanton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Penryn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hardwick CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hilcote LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CommonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mansfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pinxton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bramble WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rangewood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Normanton Brook RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Strutts CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Normanton Brook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Elmhurst AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

South Normanton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31293127 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.300.390.590.20 Safer
Burglary3.64.32.02.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8789 Getting worse
Drugs1.81.71.71.3 Safer
Other Crime1.21.40.991.5 Getting worse
Other Theft874.54.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.100.391.20.20 Safer
Public Order1.94.069 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.200.100.10 Safer
Shoplifting16143.84.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime1573.414 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18273236 Getting worse

Changes In South Normanton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing South Normanton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0822% safer
South Normanton82.08-
Croydon82.480.48% more dangerous
Sheffield90.059% more dangerous
Bristol90.529% more dangerous
Coventry102.2420% more dangerous
Leicester111.5926% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0633% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in South Normanton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
South Normanton West62179First

Crime in South Normanton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in South Normanton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when South Normanton saw a 300% increase in drugs. South Normanton saw a large fall in shoplifting during March, when it fell by 91% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-46%-+123%+21%-30%+21%+6%+4%+150%+56%
Bicycle Theft------+100%---
Burglary-29%--+100%-33%--+200%-57%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+225%-14%+80%-14%-50%-25%+267%+50%-50%+67%
Drugs---50%---+300%-+100%-
Other Crime-----75%-----
Other Theft-17%--50%-64%-70%-60%+200%-30%-80%-60%
Possession of Weapons--50%--------
Public Order+100%+100%---+200%+29%+67%-33%+40%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-91%--86%-60%-25%-63%-62%---63%
Vehicle Crime-60%--79%-70%--89%-+50%-25%-14%
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%+211%+9%+18%+11%+24%-20%+33%-27%+6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in South Normanton

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

How dangerous is South Normanton?
South Normanton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire.

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

What is the least common crime in South Normanton?
South Normanton's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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