Magherafelt is the second most dangerous small towns in Londonderry, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Londonderry's 21 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Magherafelt in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Londonderry's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Londonderry rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Magherafelt is the 324th most dangerous small town, and the 1,989th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In November 2019, Magherafelt had the worst crime rate in Londonderry for theft from the person, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2018 was also a bad month for Magherafelt residents, when it was Londonderry's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Magherafelt recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during February 2016, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst for possession of weapons in Londonderry that month.
The most common crimes in Magherafelt are violence and sexual offences, with 335 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 273 offences and a difference of 7.04 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Magherafelt's least common crime is public order, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Londonderry
27% higher, regional crime rate
21% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Magherafelt is 27% higher than Northern Ireland and 21% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Magherafelt 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||315||35.78||6,729||39.00||9% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||78||8.86||2,187||12.68||43% safer|
|Other Crime||16||1.82||308||1.79||1.6% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||37||4.20||887||5.14||22% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||7||0.80||134||0.78||2.5% more dangerous|
|Public Order||2||0.23||137||0.79||243% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||5||0.57||221||1.28||125% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||335||38.05||6,352||36.82||3.2% more dangerous|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||13||9||9||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.0||1.0||0.34||0.80||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||34||33||31||38||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||6% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||24% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||30% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||30% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||38% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||44% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||49% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||51% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||52% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||58% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Magherafelt change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Magherafelt saw a 200% increase in other theft. Magherafelt saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+150%||+60%||-22%||-78%||-25%||-22%||-10%||-45%||-86%||-71%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+21%||-43%||+50%||-12%||-||-7%||-6%||+30%||-9%||-50%|