Downpatrick is the most dangerous small towns in Down, and is the most dangerous overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Downpatrick in 2021 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 50% higher than the Down rate of 48 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Downpatrick is the 103rd most dangerous small town, and the 696th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In February 2021, Downpatrick had the worst crime rate in Down for criminal damage and arson, with 37 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Downpatrick residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Downpatrick recorded 1 report of theft from the person during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst for theft from the person in Down that month.
The most common crimes in Downpatrick are violence and sexual offences, with 460 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 2.6% higher than 2020's figure of 448 offences and a difference of 1.11 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Downpatrick's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.
Small Towns, Down
51% higher, regional crime rate
19% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Downpatrick is 51% higher than Northern Ireland and 19% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Downpatrick 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||726||67.09||11,640||34.76||48% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||4||0.37||63||0.19||49% more dangerous|
|Burglary||34||3.14||502||1.50||52% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||294||27.17||2,889||8.63||68% more dangerous|
|Drugs||72||6.65||995||2.97||55% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||29||2.68||433||1.29||52% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||66||6.10||1,142||3.41||44% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||9||0.83||146||0.44||47% more dangerous|
|Public Order||15||1.39||194||0.58||58% more dangerous|
|Robbery||3||0.28||47||0.14||50% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||2||0.18||23||0.07||61% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||9||0.83||312||0.93||12% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||460||42.51||8,315||24.83||42% more dangerous|
View crime percentage over time for
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||0.09||-||0.46||0.37||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||26||24||33||27||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||1.9||1.8||3.9||2.7||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.2||1.8||1.8||0.83||Safer|
|Public Order||0.74||0.92||2.1||1.4||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.37||0.28||0.28||0.28||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||-||0.09||0.28||0.18||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||32||49||41||43||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||8% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||15% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||23% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||27% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||29% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||37% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Downpatrick change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Downpatrick saw a 500% increase in burglary. Downpatrick saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+39%||-25%||+22%||-||+143%||+17%||+52%||-5%||-7%||+16%|
|Possession of Weapons||-50%||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-67%||-33%||-60%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+3%||-23%||+33%||-49%||-7%||-22%||-27%||+10%||-60%||-44%|