Banbridge Crime Overview

Banbridge is the third most dangerous small town in Down, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Banbridge in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 29% higher than the Down rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Banbridge is the 268th most dangerous small town, and the 1,833rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Banbridge had the worst crime rate in Down for other theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.78 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Banbridge residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Banbridge recorded 3 reports of robbery during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst for robbery in Down that month.

The most common crimes in Banbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 494 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 3.8% lower than 2019's figure of 513 offences and a difference of 1.14 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Banbridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Banbridge Compared To Down

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Summary of Crimes in Banbridge This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour88653.2513,45840.1925% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.24780.234.2% more dangerous
Burglary372.226671.9910% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson17910.763,0469.1015% more dangerous
Drugs603.611,0763.2111% more dangerous
Other Crime362.164611.3836% more dangerous
Other Theft1207.211,2803.8247% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons110.661860.5615% more dangerous
Public Order140.841760.5337% more dangerous
Robbery70.42720.2248% more dangerous
Shoplifting774.637832.3449% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.06270.0833% safer
Vehicle Crime171.023871.1614% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences49429.696,81320.3531% more dangerous

Banbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Comber26729.43116% safer
Holywood40836.2475% safer
Warrenpoint and Burren37542.9548% safer
Newcastle66586.6827% more dangerous
Downpatrick1,181109.1342% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Banbridge

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Banbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour53474253Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.12-0.24Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson13131311Safer
Drugs4. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft6887Safer
Possession of Weapons0.780.540.960.66Safer
Public Order0.360.480.840.84Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.300.180.42Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime1.71.40.721.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26273130Getting worse

Changes In Banbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Banbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.716% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2224% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Banbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Banbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Banbridge saw a 1,000% increase in drugs. Banbridge saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 87% compared to November in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-21%+84%+80%+35%+5%+35%+44%+60%+32%+4%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-45%-33%+50%-26%-53%+10%-40%-26%+29%
Other Crime-25%-50%---+50%-50%+400%+50%-75%
Other Theft+25%-23%-69%+160%+38%+175%+29%-29%-70%-57%
Possession of Weapons-+200%------83%--
Public Order----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-+100%+67%------
Violence and Sexual Offences-3%+39%-33%+12%+26%-28%--4%-5%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Banbridge

What police force serves Banbridge?
Banbridge's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
How dangerous is Banbridge?
Banbridge is the third most dangerous small town in Down.
What is Banbridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Banbridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Banbridge?
Banbridge's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021