Crime and Safety in Enniskillen

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Enniskillen is the most dangerous small towns in Fermanagh, and is the most dangerous overall out of Fermanagh's 6 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Enniskillen in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Fermanagh's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the Fermanagh rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Enniskillen is the 240th most dangerous small town, and the 1,468th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Enniskillen had the worst crime rate in Fermanagh for burglary, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Enniskillen residents, when it was Fermanagh's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.87 per 1,000 residents. Enniskillen recorded 4 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst for drugs in Fermanagh that month.

The most common crimes in Enniskillen are violence and sexual offences, with 467 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 420 offences and a difference of 3.40 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Enniskillen's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Enniskillen 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Fermanagh

36% higher, regional crime rate

Northern Ireland

7% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Enniskillen is 36% higher than Northern Ireland and 7% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Enniskillen Crime Rate Over Time

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Enniskillen Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Enniskillen 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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Crime in Enniskillen Compared To Fermanagh

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Summary of Crimes in Enniskillen This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,00872.921,20956.55 22% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.2230.14 36% more dangerous
Burglary231.66381.78 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18413.3122510.52 21% more dangerous
Drugs997.161285.99 16% more dangerous
Other Crime211.52321.50 1.3% more dangerous
Other Theft745.35984.58 14% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons100.72120.56 22% more dangerous
Public Order100.72120.56 22% more dangerous
Robbery10.0710.05 29% more dangerous
Shoplifting866.22984.58 26% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.0710.05 29% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime120.87261.22 40% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences46733.7861128.58 15% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Enniskillen

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Enniskillen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour71728273 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.070.070.510.22 Getting worse
Burglary4. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17161413 Safer
Drugs8767 Safer
Other Crime2. Safer
Other Theft9865 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.581.00.72 Getting worse
Public Order1.10.870.870.72 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.430.070.07 Safer
Shoplifting12996 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.651.70.220.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.82.00.940.87 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33333034 Safer

Changes In Enniskillen's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Enniskillen to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.087% safer
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0520% more dangerous
Bristol90.5221% more dangerous
Coventry102.2430% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6445% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9453% more dangerous

Crime in Enniskillen During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Enniskillen change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Enniskillen saw a 300% increase in drugs. Enniskillen saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 93% compared to December in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+53%+35%-1%+4%+40%+35%+65%+11%+19%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+79%-75%+8%-60%-24%-32%-5%+16%-50%-63%
Other Crime+50%-83%-50%-+20%-56%--75%-67%-
Other Theft+10%+100%-13%-29%-25%-82%-46%-17%-57%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+100%----+100%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--67%-67%--+100%---+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%-33%-23%+46%-29%-10%+24%+18%-3%-45%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Enniskillen

What police force serves Enniskillen?
Enniskillen's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

How dangerous is Enniskillen?
Enniskillen is the most dangerous small town in Fermanagh.

What is Enniskillen's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Enniskillen are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Enniskillen?
Enniskillen's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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