Enniskillen Crime Overview

Enniskillen is the most dangerous small town in Fermanagh, and is the most dangerous overall out of Fermanagh's 6 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Enniskillen in 2020 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Fermanagh's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Fermanagh rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Enniskillen is the 171st most dangerous small town, and the 1,262nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Enniskillen had the worst crime rate in Fermanagh for criminal damage and arson, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Enniskillen residents, when it was Fermanagh's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.51 per 1,000 residents. Enniskillen recorded 1 report of burglary during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst for burglary in Fermanagh that month.

The most common crimes in Enniskillen are violence and sexual offences, with 420 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 462 offences and a difference of 3.04 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Enniskillen's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Enniskillen Compared To Fermanagh

Summary of Crimes in Enniskillen This Year

 EnniskillenFermanagh 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,12981.681,39965.4320% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.51110.510% safer
Burglary171.23341.5929% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19113.8222210.3825% more dangerous
Drugs836.00994.6323% more dangerous
Other Crime362.60472.2015% more dangerous
Other Theft866.221024.7723% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons141.01160.7526% more dangerous
Public Order120.87160.7514% more dangerous
Robbery10.0710.0529% more dangerous
Shoplifting1309.401396.5031% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.2240.1914% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime130.94180.8411% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences42030.3854325.4016% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Enniskillen

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Enniskillen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour65717282Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.070.070.51Getting worse
Burglary4.84.33.91.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14171614Safer
Drugs8876Safer
Other Crime2.52.83.42.6Safer
Other Theft9986Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.580.581.0Getting worse
Public Order0.871.10.870.87Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.070.430.07Safer
Shoplifting121299Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.40.651.70.22Safer
Vehicle Crime1.62.82.00.94Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39333330Safer

Changes In Enniskillen's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Enniskillen to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% safer
Enniskillen73.28-
Coventry77.415% more dangerous
Croydon83.2212% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8115% more dangerous
Bristol86.2115% more dangerous
Leicester97.4425% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8729% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2832% more dangerous
Bradford133.0245% more dangerous
Leeds137.1047% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+53%+35%-1%+4%+40%+35%+65%+11%+19%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-50%--75%--50%--83%-67%--93%
Criminal Damage and Arson+79%-75%+8%-60%-24%-32%-5%+16%-50%-63%
Drugs-38%-+167%+40%+300%-40%-75%--71%-
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%---
Shoplifting-33%-50%-43%+13%-+13%+86%-20%+111%+50%
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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021