Crime in Londonderry

Londonderry is the 23rd safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Londonderry in 2020 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 32 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Londonderry's larger towns and cities, Derry City is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Limavady, and Portstewart comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Londonderry, starting with Magherafelt which ranks as the safest area in Londonderry, followed up by Coleraine in second place, and Portstewart in third place.

Crime Map of Londonderry

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Londonderry Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour8,02046.49
Bicycle Theft620.36
Burglary3972.30
Criminal Damage and Arson2,10912.22
Drugs9385.44
Other Crime3141.82
Other Theft9365.43
Possession of Weapons1040.60
Public Order1410.82
Robbery770.45
Shoplifting4342.52
Theft From the Person130.08
Vehicle Crime2271.32
Violence and Sexual Offences5,47931.76

Londonderry's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Londonderry
Coleraine1,4235813% safer
Derry City6,6027918% more dangerous
Limavady852718% more dangerous
Magherafelt4735421% safer
Portstewart504633.4% safer

Crime Trends in Londonderry

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour42383846Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.270.260.36Getting worse
Burglary3.43.12.72.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13121312Safer
Drugs4.24.54.75Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.71.71.8Getting worse
Other Theft6655Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.670.680.60Safer
Public Order0.670.520.880.82Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.280.350.45Getting worse
Shoplifting3.53.52.82.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.110.200.08Safer
Vehicle Crime1.71.61.31.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25263032Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021