South Normanton Crime Overview

South Normanton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Derbyshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in South Normanton in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, South Normanton is the 257th most dangerous small town, and the 1,779th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, South Normanton was the worst small town in Derbyshire for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for South Normanton residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. South Normanton recorded 21 reports of shoplifting during September 2019, making its crime rate of 2.1 the worst small town for shoplifting in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in South Normanton are violence and sexual offences, with 323 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 269 offences and a difference of 5.32 from 2019's crime rate of 27. South Normanton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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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 Behaviour31631.1438,43136.2616% safer
Bicycle Theft60.599270.8747% safer
Burglary201.974,2554.01104% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson858.388,8048.310.84% more dangerous
Drugs171.682,5402.4043% safer
Other Crime100.992,0011.8991% safer
Other Theft464.535,3165.0211% safer
Possession of Weapons121.188260.7834% more dangerous
Public Order595.818,3427.8735% safer
Robbery10.106220.59490% safer
Shoplifting393.843,8563.645% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.104760.45350% safer
Vehicle Crime353.454,3024.0618% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32331.8335,41633.415.0% safer

South Normanton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chapel-en-le-Frith49451.2926% safer
Sandiacre52256.3614% safer
Eckington70058.5610% safer
Clowne49659.109% safer
Ashbourne57364.290.23% safer
South Normanton65464.44-
Matlock Town69569.297% more dangerous
Staveley1,28269.567% more dangerous
Heanor and Loscoe1,31173.2512% more dangerous
Ripley1,60674.9814% more dangerous
Old Bolsover89475.4715% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in South Normanton

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South Normanton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33312931Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.690.300.390.59Getting worse
Burglary3.43.64.32.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7878Getting worse
Drugs1.51.81.71.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.891.21.40.99Safer
Other Theft8874.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.100.391.2Getting worse
Public Order0.991.94.06Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.300.200.10Safer
Shoplifting916143.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.200.690.10Safer
Vehicle Crime101573.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13182732Getting worse

Changes In South Normanton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing South Normanton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
South Normanton64.44-
Barnet67.714.8% more dangerous
Coventry77.4117% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8125% more dangerous
Bristol86.2125% more dangerous
Leicester97.4434% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8737% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2840% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in South Normanton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
South Normanton West48762First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021