Crime in Down

Down is among the top 5 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Down in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 20 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 Newcastle, and Newry 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 Bangor in second place, and Holywood in third place.

Crime Map of Down

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Down Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour13,45840.19
Bicycle Theft780.23
Burglary6671.99
Criminal Damage and Arson3,0469.10
Drugs1,0763.21
Other Crime4611.38
Other Theft1,2803.82
Possession of Weapons1860.56
Public Order1760.53
Robbery720.22
Shoplifting7832.34
Theft From the Person270.08
Vehicle Crime3871.16
Violence and Sexual Offences6,81320.35

Down's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Down
Banbridge1,0576429% more dangerous
Bangor1,9683239% safer
Comber2672953% safer
Downpatrick1,18110959% more dangerous
Holywood4083624% safer
Metropolitan Castlereagh2,0513722% safer
Newcastle6658748% more dangerous
Newry2,2238245% more dangerous
Newtownards1,175427% safer
Warrenpoint and Burren375434.7% safer

Crime Trends in Down

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36333140Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.180.190.220.23Getting worse
Burglary3.13.02.92.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10999Safer
Drugs2.83.13.13.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.21.21.4Getting worse
Other Theft6663.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.500.470.56Getting worse
Public Order0.510.510.540.53Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.210.170.22Getting worse
Shoplifting3.33.12.92.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.090.100.08Safer
Vehicle Crime1.51.41.21.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18192020Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021