Corby Crime Overview

Corby is the most dangerous major town in Northamptonshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Corby in 2020 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% higher than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Corby is the 22nd most dangerous major town, and the 414th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2015, Corby had the worst crime rate in Northamptonshire for possession of weapons, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2015 was also a bad month for Corby residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Corby are violence and sexual offences, with 3,077 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 2,568 offences and a difference of 8.25 from 2019's crime rate of 42. Corby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 27 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 81% from 2019's figure of 49 crimes.

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See how Corby shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Corby and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Corby Compared To Northamptonshire

Summary of Crimes in Corby This Year

 CorbyNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,07733.6422,72330.2010% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft691.126760.9020% more dangerous
Burglary3335.393,6194.8111% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson67310.906,1058.1126% more dangerous
Drugs1702.752,0242.692.2% more dangerous
Other Crime1752.831,6712.2222% more dangerous
Other Theft4927.974,4345.8926% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons891.446490.8640% more dangerous
Public Order5408.755,2486.9720% more dangerous
Robbery1201.948331.1143% more dangerous
Shoplifting3555.752,7473.6537% more dangerous
Theft From the Person270.442830.3814% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4196.794,6166.1310% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences3,07749.8429,98939.8520% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Corby

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Corby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35312934Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.72.62.01.1Safer
Burglary6765Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11101211Safer
Drugs1.81.32.22.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.82.02.8Getting worse
Other Theft91098Safer
Possession of Weapons0.890.921.61.4Getting worse
Public Order2.23.64.69Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.11.51.91.9Getting worse
Shoplifting1111116Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.750.660.790.44Safer
Vehicle Crime8877Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28344250Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
West Glebe Park272-2251.9

Comparing Corby to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7156% safer
Coventry77.4137% safer
Croydon83.2227% safer
Sheffield85.8123% safer
Bristol86.2123% safer
Leicester97.449% safer
Birmingham102.873.0% safer
Corby105.91-
Liverpool107.281.3% more dangerous
Bradford133.0220% more dangerous
Leeds137.1023% more dangerous

Crime in Corby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Corby Kingswood1,403129Second
Corby Lodge Park977107Third
Corby North69073Fourth
Corby Town1,058186First
Great Oakley and Danesholme47172Fifth
Snatchill65254Sixth

Corby Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Corby for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourGreat Oakley and Danesholme (145)Corby Town (369)
Bicycle TheftGreat Oakley and Danesholme (2)Corby Town (14)
BurglarySnatchill (22)Corby Town (51)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSnatchill (40)Corby Town (92)
DrugsSnatchill (11)Corby Kingswood (51)
Other CrimeCorby North (12)Corby Town (35)
Other TheftCorby North (40)Corby Town (75)
Possession of WeaponsSnatchill (5)Corby Town (27)
Public OrderGreat Oakley and Danesholme (30)Corby Town (124)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Snatchill (2)Corby Town (30)
ShopliftingSnatchill (18)Corby Town (102)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Snatchill (1)Corby Town (10)
Vehicle CrimeSnatchill (53)Corby Lodge Park (84)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSnatchill (362)Corby Town (435)

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021