Banbridge is the third most dangerous small towns 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 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Down rate of 48 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Banbridge is the 265th most dangerous small town, and the 1,642nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In November 2021, Banbridge had the worst crime rate in Down for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Banbridge residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for shoplifting, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Banbridge recorded 4 reports of public order during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst for public order in Down that month.
The most common crimes in Banbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 595 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 494 offences and a difference of 6.07 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Banbridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.
Third Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Down
33% higher, regional crime rate
12% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Banbridge is 33% higher than Northern Ireland and 12% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Banbridge 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||796||47.85||11,640||34.76||27% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||3||0.18||63||0.19||6% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||191||11.48||2,889||8.63||25% more dangerous|
|Drugs||64||3.85||995||2.97||23% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||42||2.52||433||1.29||49% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||91||5.47||1,142||3.41||38% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||11||0.66||146||0.44||33% more dangerous|
|Public Order||13||0.78||194||0.58||26% more dangerous|
|Robbery||3||0.18||47||0.14||22% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||89||5.35||850||2.54||53% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||11||0.66||312||0.93||41% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||595||35.76||8,315||24.83||31% more dangerous|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||47||42||53||48||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.12||-||0.24||0.18||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||13||11||11||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.3||1.8||2.2||2.5||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.54||0.96||0.66||0.66||Safer|
|Public Order||0.48||0.84||0.84||0.78||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.30||0.18||0.42||0.18||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||27||31||30||36||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||17% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||24% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||25% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||33% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||39% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||44% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||47% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||48% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||55% more dangerous|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-27%||-45%||-33%||+50%||-26%||-53%||+10%||-40%||-26%||+29%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||+200%||-||-||-||-||-||-83%||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-3%||+39%||-33%||+12%||+26%||-28%||-||-4%||-5%||-7%|