Crime in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is the 21st most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Northamptonshire in 2020 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 42 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Northamptonshire's larger towns and cities, Billing is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Corby, and Daventry comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Northamptonshire, starting with Brackley which ranks as the safest area in Northamptonshire, followed up by Higham Ferrers in second place, and Raunds in third place.

Crime Map of Northamptonshire

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Northamptonshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour21,56632.68
Bicycle Theft6450.98
Burglary3,3235.04
Criminal Damage and Arson5,6388.54
Drugs1,9442.95
Other Crime1,5402.33
Other Theft4,1346.27
Possession of Weapons6010.91
Public Order4,8637.37
Robbery7721.17
Shoplifting2,5873.92
Theft From the Person2480.38
Vehicle Crime4,2166.39
Violence and Sexual Offences27,58841.81

Northamptonshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Northamptonshire
Billing730836% safer
Brackley52434157% safer
Burton Latimer5715851% safer
Corby5,943827% safer
Daventry2,0917615% safer
Desborough6685852% safer
Duston8485365% safer
Higham Ferrers4224788% safer
Irthlingborough5886340% safer
Kettering5,4345365% safer
Raunds4635174% safer
Rothwell5606829% safer
Rushden2,0716437% safer
Towcester6115852% safer
Wellingborough5,9587518% safer

Crime Trends in Northamptonshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39322733Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.41.30.98Safer
Burglary9985Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110109Safer
Drugs1.82.42.43.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.72.12.3Getting worse
Other Theft9986Safer
Possession of Weapons0.750.940.960.91Getting worse
Public Order2.13.44.67Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.51.21.31.2Safer
Shoplifting7673.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.840.930.730.38Safer
Vehicle Crime1111116Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27323742Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021