Crime in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Northamptonshire in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 40 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Crime Map of Northamptonshire

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Northamptonshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour22,72330.20
Bicycle Theft6760.90
Burglary3,6194.81
Criminal Damage and Arson6,1058.11
Drugs2,0242.69
Other Crime1,6712.22
Other Theft4,4345.89
Possession of Weapons6490.86
Public Order5,2486.97
Robbery8331.11
Shoplifting2,7473.65
Theft From the Person2830.38
Vehicle Crime4,6166.13
Violence and Sexual Offences29,98939.85

Northamptonshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Northamptonshire
Billing4074680% safer
Brackley57538123% safer
Burton Latimer6166333% safer
Corby6,53910621% more dangerous
Daventry2,247821.7% safer
Desborough7146235% safer
Duston42727212% safer
Higham Ferrers4755359% safer
Irthlingborough6376823% safer
Kettering5,89910621% more dangerous
Northampton22,4039714% more dangerous
Raunds4755261% safer
Rothwell6157512% safer
Rushden2,2927117% safer
Towcester6396138% safer
Wellingborough6,45312232% more dangerous
Wootton38722274% safer

Crime Trends in Northamptonshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34282430Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.21.10.90Safer
Burglary8874.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9998Safer
Drugs1.62.12.12.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.51.82.2Getting worse
Other Theft7776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.650.820.840.86Getting worse
Public Order1.83.04.07Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.31.11.21.1Safer
Shoplifting6563.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.730.810.640.38Safer
Vehicle Crime91096Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24283240Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021