Northamptonshire Crime Statistics

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Northamptonshire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Northamptonshire in 2021 was 81 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.

Northamptonshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Northamptonshire represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Northamptonshire Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour16,09721.39
Bicycle Theft6130.81
Criminal Damage and Arson6,0188.00
Other Crime1,4281.90
Other Theft4,5666.07
Possession of Weapons7491.00
Public Order5,3847.15
Theft From the Person3010.40
Vehicle Crime3,4494.58
Violence and Sexual Offences29,96639.82

Northamptonshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Northamptonshire
Billing82995 15% more dangerous
Brackley60740 104% safer
Burton Latimer59661 32% safer
Corby5,97797 17% more dangerous
Daventry2,12078 4.2% safer
Desborough71462 30% safer
Duston90056 43% safer
Higham Ferrers46552 57% safer
Irthlingborough59564 27% safer
Kettering6,001108 25% more dangerous
Northampton20,94891 11% more dangerous
Raunds51356 44% safer
Rothwell53165 25% safer
Rushden2,43776 6% safer
Towcester50748 68% safer
Wellingborough5,932112 28% more dangerous
Wootton73442 90% safer

Crime Trends in Northamptonshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour28243021 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.21.10.900.81 Safer
Burglary874.83.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9988 Safer
Drugs2. Getting worse
Other Crime1. Getting worse
Other Theft7766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.820.840.861.0 Getting worse
Public Order3.04.077 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) Safer
Shoplifting563.63.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.810.640.380.40 Safer
Vehicle Crime10964.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28324040 Getting worse
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