Down Crime Statistics

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Down is the third safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Down in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 25 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Down's larger towns and cities, Downpatrick is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Newry, and Newcastle comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Down, starting with Comber which ranks as the safest area in Down, followed up by Holywood in second place, and Warrenpoint and Burren in third place.

Down Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Down represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Down Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour11,64034.76
Bicycle Theft630.19
Criminal Damage and Arson2,8898.63
Other Crime4331.29
Other Theft1,1423.41
Possession of Weapons1460.44
Public Order1940.58
Theft From the Person230.07
Vehicle Crime3120.93
Violence and Sexual Offences8,31524.83

Down's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Down
Banbridge1,13768 30% more dangerous
Bangor2,29438 26% safer
Comber28531 51% safer
Downpatrick1,02294 50% more dangerous
Holywood36132 48% safer
Metropolitan Castlereagh2,20740 20% safer
Newcastle55973 35% more dangerous
Newry2,34687 45% more dangerous
Newtownards1,51254 12% more dangerous
Warrenpoint and Burren30735 35% safer

Crime Trends in Down

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33314035 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. Safer
Burglary3. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9999 Safer
Drugs3. Safer
Other Crime1. Getting worse
Other Theft663.83.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.470.560.44 Safer
Public Order0.510.540.530.58 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) Safer
Shoplifting3. Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) Safer
Vehicle Crime1. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19202025 Getting worse
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