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Crime and Safety in Daventry

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Daventry is the second safest medium-sized town in Northamptonshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Daventry in 2021 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.2% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Daventry is the 89th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,170th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2019, Daventry was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.29 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2017 was also a bad month for Daventry residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Daventry recorded 38 reports of burglary during June 2017, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for burglary in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Daventry are violence and sexual offences, with 1,123 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 6% lower than 2020's figure of 1,194 offences and a difference of 2.60 from 2020's crime rate of 44. Daventry's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Daventry 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Northamptonshire

4.7% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Daventry is 4.7% lower than the East Midlands and 6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Daventry Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Daventry 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 Daventry

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021782,120
2020822,247
2019752,063
2018792,167
2017792,150
2016721,963

Crime in Daventry Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Daventry This Year

 DaventryNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour72526.5116,09721.39 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft120.446130.81 84% safer
Burglary672.452,8113.74 53% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2328.486,0188.00 6% more dangerous
Drugs782.851,9592.60 9% more dangerous
Other Crime521.901,4281.900% safer
Other Theft1565.704,5666.07 6% safer
Possession of Weapons270.997491.00 1.0% safer
Public Order2037.425,3847.15 3.6% more dangerous
Robbery170.626980.93 50% safer
Shoplifting521.902,8213.75 97% safer
Theft From the Person80.293010.40 38% safer
Vehicle Crime933.403,4494.58 35% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,12341.0629,96639.82 3.0% more dangerous

Daventry Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rushden2,43775.882.1% safer
Daventry2,12077.51-
Kettering6,001108.3128% more dangerous
Wellingborough5,932112.3031% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Daventry

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Recent Crimes in Daventry

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Morris RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thomas Webb CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shelley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wordsworth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022RobberyOn or near Station CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Queens RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ganton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near St Catherines CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sheaf StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coughton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Benbow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Stephenson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Tavern LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nantwich DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Daventry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37304327 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.510.260.290.44 Safer
Burglary74.43.52.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111088 Safer
Drugs1.91.92.12.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.22.51.9 Getting worse
Other Theft6656 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.730.841.10.99 Getting worse
Public Order3.03.977 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.551.00.62 Safer
Shoplifting74.02.71.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.770.880.290.29 Safer
Vehicle Crime764.23.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33344441 Getting worse

Changes In Daventry's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Daventry to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9394% safer
Birmingham49.6056% safer
Barnet67.0816% safer
Daventry77.51-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0314% more dangerous
Bristol90.5214% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Daventry's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Daventry Central93098First
Daventry North61956Third
Daventry South & Southbrook57184Second

Crime in Daventry During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Daventry change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Daventry saw a 400% increase in robbery. Daventry saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 93% compared to June in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Daventry's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%+162%+146%+95%+23%+73%+45%+7%+2%+36%
Bicycle Theft----50%------
Burglary-56%-18%-50%-25%+125%-10%-38%-40%-38%-8%
Criminal Damage and Arson+30%-38%+44%-28%-32%--24%-12%-55%-23%
Drugs-+50%-20%-+40%-+75%+100%+50%+33%
Other Crime+33%--50%-17%-40%+167%+67%--50%+14%
Other Theft+31%-47%-19%+9%-44%--12%-10%-42%-47%
Possession of Weapons+100%--+100%+200%+100%---+100%
Public Order+50%+200%+46%+80%+144%+83%+27%+46%+144%+11%
Robbery+400%+100%--+100%-50%---50%+50%
Shoplifting-50%-90%--93%-67%-+60%+43%-14%+50%
Theft From the Person-67%-----+100%--75%-
Vehicle Crime+18%-11%-79%-50%-+300%-23%-55%-50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%-3%-3%+25%+49%+65%+25%+13%+38%+22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Daventry

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

How dangerous is Daventry?
Daventry is the second safest medium-sized town in Northamptonshire.

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

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

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