Swadlincote Crime Overview

Swadlincote is the second safest medium-sized town in Derbyshire, and is the 70th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Swadlincote in 2020 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 39% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Swadlincote is the 50th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,716th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Swadlincote was the worst medium-sized town in Derbyshire for burglary, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Swadlincote residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.04 per 1,000 residents. Swadlincote recorded 27 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.54 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Swadlincote are violence and sexual offences, with 1,321 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 1,132 offences and a difference of 3.80 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Swadlincote's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 22% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Crime in Swadlincote Compared To Derbyshire

Summary of Crimes in Swadlincote This Year

 SwadlincoteDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,35927.3438,43136.2633% safer
Bicycle Theft90.189270.87383% safer
Burglary961.934,2554.01108% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2945.928,8048.3140% safer
Drugs1012.032,5402.4018% safer
Other Crime651.312,0011.8944% safer
Other Theft1513.045,3165.0265% safer
Possession of Weapons340.688260.7815% safer
Public Order3286.608,3427.8719% safer
Robbery100.206220.59195% safer
Shoplifting971.953,8563.6487% safer
Theft From the Person160.324760.4541% safer
Vehicle Crime1082.174,3024.0687% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,32126.5835,41633.4126% safer

Swadlincote Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop1,66249.677% safer
Swadlincote2,63052.91-
Long Eaton2,35859.8712% more dangerous
Ilkeston3,72394.7644% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Swadlincote

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Swadlincote Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28272027Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.360.220.18Safer
Burglary3.24.73.01.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6666Safer
Drugs1.22.61.92.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.761.01.31.3Getting worse
Other Theft3.63.43.23.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.240.580.68Getting worse
Public Order0.781.84.37Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.140.360.20Safer
Shoplifting53.62.62.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.340.380.32Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.82.54.12.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11152327Getting worse

Changes In Swadlincote's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Swadlincote to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Swadlincote52.91-
Barnet67.7122% more dangerous
Coventry77.4132% more dangerous
Croydon83.2236% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8138% more dangerous
Bristol86.2139% more dangerous
Leicester97.4446% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8749% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2851% more dangerous
Bradford133.0260% more dangerous
Leeds137.1061% more dangerous

Crime in Swadlincote's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Swadlincote Central824110First
Swadlincote North38349Third
Swadlincote West66972Second

Crime in Swadlincote During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Swadlincote change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Swadlincote saw a 1,150% increase in public order. Swadlincote saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-21%+59%+152%+103%+27%-1%+12%+92%+49%+88%
Bicycle Theft+100%-+100%-----50%--
Burglary-77%-63%-64%-14%-25%+44%-58%-50%+50%-43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-4%-15%-32%+41%-13%+10%-10%+40%+29%-26%
Drugs+40%+250%+275%+150%+63%+33%-69%-33%-29%-78%
Other Crime+50%+67%+167%+60%-67%-29%+350%+100%-67%-40%
Other Theft+114%+71%+42%-53%--13%-38%-33%-54%+50%
Possession of Weapons-60%---+133%+50%+100%-+25%-
Public Order+1,150%+77%+114%+106%-14%+33%+59%-23%+24%+26%
Robbery---+100%-+100%-50%---50%
Shoplifting-38%-50%-11%+100%-68%-38%-18%-63%-46%+43%
Theft From the Person---67%+200%----50%--50%
Vehicle Crime-83%-53%-14%-29%-33%-59%-88%-71%-33%-17%
Violence and Sexual Offences+37%+46%+9%-11%+23%+4%+15%-10%+7%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Swadlincote

What police force serves Swadlincote?
Swadlincote's local territorial police force is the Derbyshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Swadlincote?
Swadlincote is the second safest medium-sized town in Derbyshire.
What is Swadlincote's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Swadlincote are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Swadlincote?
Swadlincote's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021