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Crime and Safety in Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Swadlincote is the second safest medium-sized towns in Derbyshire, and is the 65th most dangerous overall out of Derbyshire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Swadlincote in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Derbyshire's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the Derbyshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Swadlincote is the 64th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,164th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Swadlincote was the worst medium-sized town in Derbyshire for drugs, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Swadlincote residents, when it was Derbyshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Swadlincote recorded 13 reports of other crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Derbyshire that month.

The most common crimes in Swadlincote are violence and sexual offences, with 1,573 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 1,472 offences and a difference of 2.03 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Swadlincote's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Swadlincote 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Derbyshire

36% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

26% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Swadlincote is 36% lower than the East Midlands and 26% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Swadlincote Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Swadlincote 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 Swadlincote

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021613,023
2020592,929
2019562,807
2018462,274
2017402,007
2016361,778

Crime in Swadlincote Compared To Derbyshire

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Summary of Crimes in Swadlincote This Year

 SwadlincoteDerbyshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,19624.0632,13530.32 26% safer
Bicycle Theft80.166870.65 306% safer
Burglary871.753,7923.58 105% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2905.838,8748.37 44% safer
Drugs1002.012,5032.36 17% safer
Other Crime831.672,1352.01 20% safer
Other Theft1432.885,8115.48 90% safer
Possession of Weapons330.668800.83 26% safer
Public Order3877.7910,4189.83 26% safer
Robbery230.466250.59 28% safer
Shoplifting1603.224,1623.93 22% safer
Theft From the Person220.445440.51 16% safer
Vehicle Crime1142.294,2944.05 77% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,57331.6541,04838.72 22% safer

Swadlincote Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glossop1,73751.9117% safer
Swadlincote3,02360.82-
Long Eaton2,63066.779% more dangerous
Ilkeston4,005101.9440% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Swadlincote

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Recent Crimes in Swadlincote

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kestrel AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bell LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Buxton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Oversetts RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Escolme CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Thorn StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Watery LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Campion RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newlands CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oak StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waterloo PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lincote WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bob Southern GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Randall DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cedar RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near WideshaftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hermitage Park WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Swadlincote Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29223224 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.400.220.160.16 Safer
Burglary4.83.62.21.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7776 Safer
Drugs2.92.12.22.0 Safer
Other Crime1.01.41.51.7 Getting worse
Other Theft3.93.63.42.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.720.680.66 Getting worse
Public Order1.94.778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.400.220.46 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.62.92.23.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.400.300.44 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.14.42.42.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17253032 Getting worse

Changes In Swadlincote's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Swadlincote to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Swadlincote60.82-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Swadlincote's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Swadlincote Central814109First
Swadlincote North39450Third
Swadlincote West62367Second

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 667% increase in public order. Swadlincote saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 90% compared to September in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Swadlincote's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+68%+184%+140%+35%-11%+10%+88%+76%+124%
Bicycle Theft+100%-+100%-----50%--
Burglary-77%-68%-65%+13%-27%+33%-65%-31%+21%-55%
Criminal Damage and Arson-21%-20%-21%+22%+11%+13%-3%+32%+29%-16%
Drugs+60%+350%+200%+88%+100%+100%-67%-40%-64%-75%
Other Crime+20%+25%+100%+50%-57%-13%+300%+50%-50%-60%
Other Theft+78%+50%+14%-28%+27%+7%-33%-13%-57%+31%
Possession of Weapons-60%--33%-33%+40%+33%+100%-50%+25%-
Public Order+667%+64%+157%+82%-14%+42%+82%-10%+32%+50%
Robbery---+100%-+100%-50%---67%
Shoplifting-38%-50%-17%+117%-74%-39%-25%-45%-23%+11%
Theft From the Person---67%+200%----50%-33%-50%
Vehicle Crime-80%-31%-25%--45%-47%-90%-72%-43%-23%
Violence and Sexual Offences+52%+30%+20%-6%+20%+4%+8%-4%+15%-13%

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.

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