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Crime and Safety in Corby, Northamptonshire

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Corby is the most dangerous major town in Northamptonshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Corby in 2021 was 97 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Corby is the 35th most dangerous major town, and the 616th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2018, Corby had the worst crime rate in Northamptonshire for bicycle theft, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2015 was also a bad month for Corby residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Corby recorded 17 reports of robbery during February 2015, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst for robbery in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Corby are violence and sexual offences, with 3,116 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 1.3% higher than 2020's figure of 3,077 offences and a difference of 0.63 from 2020's crime rate of 50. Corby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 31 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 13% from 2020's figure of 27 crimes.

Corby 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Northamptonshire

16% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Corby is 16% higher than the East Midlands and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Corby Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Corby 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: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Corby

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021975,977
20201066,539
20191036,337
2018925,676
2017835,116
2016734,529

Crime in Corby Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Corby This Year

 CorbyNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,62126.2616,09721.39 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft681.106130.81 26% more dangerous
Burglary2103.402,8113.74 10% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5859.486,0188.00 16% more dangerous
Drugs1502.431,9592.60 7% safer
Other Crime1452.351,4281.90 19% more dangerous
Other Theft3846.224,5666.07 2.4% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1011.647491.00 39% more dangerous
Public Order5258.505,3847.15 16% more dangerous
Robbery681.106980.93 15% more dangerous
Shoplifting3796.142,8213.75 39% more dangerous
Theft From the Person310.503010.40 20% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2153.483,4494.58 32% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3,11650.4729,96639.82 21% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Corby

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Recent Crimes in Corby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near EastbrookUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Romney RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Beardsley CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Boden CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near NorthbrookInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bamburg CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The JambInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Ollis CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near Foster CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Franklin FieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HarlechInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BarnardUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Violet CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow Brook RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chatsworth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malmo CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Connell CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Beanfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Corby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31293426 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.62.01.11.1 Safer
Burglary7653.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1012119 Safer
Drugs1.32.22.82.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.02.82.4 Getting worse
Other Theft10986 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.921.61.41.6 Getting worse
Public Order3.64.698 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.51.91.91.1 Safer
Shoplifting111166 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.660.790.440.50 Safer
Vehicle Crime8773.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34425050 Getting worse

Changes In Corby's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Corby's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Corby that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
West Glebe Park272-2251.9

Comparing Corby to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93142% safer
Birmingham49.6095% safer
Barnet67.0844% safer
Croydon82.4817% safer
Sheffield90.038% safer
Bristol90.527% safer
Corby96.81-
Leicester111.5913% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0621% more dangerous
Bradford132.2827% more dangerous
Leeds150.9436% more dangerous

Crime in Corby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Corby Kingswood1,415130Second
Corby Lodge Park90699Third
Corby North57261Fifth
Corby Town1,002176First
Great Oakley and Danesholme45770Fourth
Snatchill51142Sixth

Corby Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSnatchill (173)Corby Town (337)
Bicycle TheftGreat Oakley and Danesholme (2)Corby Town (20)
BurglarySnatchill (18)Corby Town (31)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSnatchill (56)Corby Town (100)
DrugsSnatchill (7)Corby Kingswood (44)
Other CrimeSnatchill (16)Corby Kingswood (44)
Other TheftCorby North (18)Corby Town (58)
Possession of WeaponsSnatchill (4)Corby Kingswood (34)
Public OrderSnatchill (44)Corby Town (100)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Corby North (3)Corby Town (13)
ShopliftingGreat Oakley and Danesholme (4)Corby Town (128)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Corby North (1)Corby Town (15)
Vehicle CrimeSnatchill (22)Corby Lodge Park (40)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSnatchill (284)Corby Town (470)

Crime in Corby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Corby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Corby saw a 600% increase in theft from the person. Corby saw a large fall in theft from the person during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Corby's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%+69%+113%+38%-6%+1%+18%-1%+18%-9%
Bicycle Theft+43%-14%-36%-74%-83%-56%+100%-27%-82%-
Burglary-41%-17%-50%-4%-9%+14%+13%+13%+21%+60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-30%+3%-31%-18%+4%+18%-12%-30%-12%-3%
Drugs-25%-+13%+70%-20%+78%+8%+11%-7%+62%
Other Crime+56%-33%+8%+17%+300%+21%+15%+175%+186%-5%
Other Theft+12%+19%-13%-7%-24%-18%-6%-22%-45%-41%
Possession of Weapons--38%--45%-82%-21%+20%--29%+140%
Public Order+42%+64%+96%+91%+90%+140%+73%+41%+51%+121%
Robbery+71%-31%-20%-58%+267%-22%-21%--18%+56%
Shoplifting-51%-83%-78%-8%-59%-74%-50%+9%-63%-55%
Theft From the Person---50%-86%-+100%---+600%
Vehicle Crime+27%+18%--38%-20%-12%-28%-11%-33%+14%
Violence and Sexual Offences+1%-1%-6%+35%+19%+46%+31%+37%+22%+1%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Corby

What police force serves Corby?
Corby's local territorial police force is the Northamptonshire Police.

How dangerous is Corby?
Corby is the most dangerous major town in Northamptonshire.

What is Corby's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Corby are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Corby?
Corby's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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