Comber is the safest small towns in Down, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Comber in 2021 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the Down rate of 48 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Comber is the 118th safest small town, and the 4,858th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2020, Comber had the worst crime rate in Down for public order, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Comber residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Comber recorded 1 report of theft from the person during June 2015, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst for theft from the person in Down that month.
The most common crimes in Comber are violence and sexual offences, with 157 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 132 offences and a difference of 2.76 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Comber's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.
Small Towns, Down
46% lower, regional crime rate
143% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Comber is 46% lower than Northern Ireland and 143% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Comber 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||209||23.04||11,640||34.76||51% safer|
|Burglary||14||1.54||502||1.50||2.6% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||55||6.06||2,889||8.63||42% safer|
|Other Crime||9||0.99||433||1.29||30% safer|
|Other Theft||21||2.32||1,142||3.41||47% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||2||0.22||146||0.44||100% safer|
|Public Order||3||0.33||194||0.58||76% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||7||0.77||312||0.93||21% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||157||17.31||8,315||24.83||43% safer|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.2||3.2||7||6||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||0.55||0.66||0.77||0.99||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.44||0.22||0.11||0.22||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||0.77||0.11||0.55||0.77||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||10||11||15||17||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||53% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||62% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||65% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||65% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||69% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||72% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||74% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||76% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||76% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||79% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Comber change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Comber saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. Comber saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 75% compared to September in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+33%||+25%||+200%||-||+150%||+300%||-33%||+250%||+33%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+100%||+133%||+7%||+233%||+240%||-13%||+150%||-20%||-43%||+20%|