Daventry Crime Overview

Daventry is the second safest medium-sized town in Northamptonshire, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Daventry in 2020 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.7% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Daventry is the 76th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 914th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2019, Daventry was the worst medium-sized town in Northamptonshire for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.29 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2017 was also a bad month for Daventry residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Daventry recorded 38 reports of burglary during June 2017, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst medium-sized town for burglary in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Daventry are violence and sexual offences, with 1,194 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 940 offences and a difference of 9.29 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Daventry's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 12% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Daventry Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Daventry This Year

 DaventryNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,17342.8922,72330.2030% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.296760.90210% safer
Burglary963.513,6194.8137% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2328.486,1058.114.4% more dangerous
Drugs582.122,0242.6927% safer
Other Crime682.491,6712.2211% more dangerous
Other Theft1455.304,4345.8911% safer
Possession of Weapons291.066490.8619% more dangerous
Public Order1937.065,2486.971.3% more dangerous
Robbery281.028331.119% safer
Shoplifting742.712,7473.6535% safer
Theft From the Person80.292830.3831% safer
Vehicle Crime1144.174,6166.1347% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,19443.6629,98939.859% more dangerous

Daventry Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rushden2,29271.3615% safer
Daventry2,24782.16-
Kettering5,899106.4623% more dangerous
Wellingborough6,453122.1733% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Daventry

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Recent Crimes in Daventry

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Pedestrian SubwayLocal resolution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Nelson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Nelson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ericsson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ericsson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near West CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near The DingleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Arnull CrescentLocal resolution
August 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Arnull CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salcey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belfry WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belfry WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Welton LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Welton LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Daventry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour44373043Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.40.510.260.29Safer
Burglary874.43.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1211108Safer
Drugs1.91.91.92.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.92.22.5Getting worse
Other Theft7665Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.730.841.1Getting worse
Public Order2.23.03.97Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.950.510.551.0Getting worse
Shoplifting574.02.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.590.770.880.29Safer
Vehicle Crime8764.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29333444Getting worse

Changes In Daventry's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Daventry to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7121% safer
Coventry77.416% safer
Daventry82.16-
Croydon83.221.3% more dangerous
Sheffield85.814.3% more dangerous
Bristol86.214.7% more dangerous
Leicester97.4416% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8720% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2823% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1040% more dangerous

Crime in Daventry's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Daventry Central972102First
Daventry North68462Third
Daventry South & Southbrook59187Second

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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021