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Crime and Safety in Duston

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Duston is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Northamptonshire, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Duston in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Duston is the 399th most dangerous small town, and the 2,508th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Duston was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.56 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Duston residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.88 per 1,000 residents. Duston recorded 3 reports of drugs during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Duston are violence and sexual offences, with 472 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 3.0% higher than 2020's figure of 458 offences and a difference of 0.88 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Duston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Duston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Northamptonshire

44% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

29% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Duston is 44% lower than the East Midlands and 29% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Duston Crime Rate Over Time

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Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Duston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202156900
202058921
201953846
201850794
201746730
201641648

Crime in Duston Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Duston This Year

 DustonNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27917.5116,09721.39 22% safer
Bicycle Theft60.386130.81 113% safer
Burglary563.512,8113.74 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson935.846,0188.00 37% safer
Drugs261.631,9592.60 60% safer
Other Crime241.511,4281.90 26% safer
Other Theft483.014,5666.07 102% safer
Possession of Weapons70.447491.00 127% safer
Public Order805.025,3847.15 42% safer
Robbery70.446980.93 111% safer
Shoplifting322.012,8213.75 87% safer
Vehicle Crime493.083,4494.58 49% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences47229.6329,96639.82 34% safer

Duston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brackley60739.6343% safer
Wootton73442.4033% safer
Towcester50748.0418% safer
Higham Ferrers46551.5810% safer
Raunds51355.970.93% safer
Duston90056.49-
Burton Latimer59660.957% more dangerous
Desborough71461.989% more dangerous
Irthlingborough59563.7211% more dangerous
Rothwell53164.6513% more dangerous
Billing82994.6040% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Duston

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Recent Crimes in Duston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Circus EndUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Douglas RoadOffender given a caution
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Anjou CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Chiltern WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitefield RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Other theftOn or near Melbourne LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Duston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Haydown GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Weedon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tollgate WayLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakleigh DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Camelot WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Vienne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Westbury CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Northfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cotswold CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harefoot CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elmwood WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chiltern AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Duston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18122318 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.630.750.560.38 Safer
Burglary64.55.03.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson65.076 Getting worse
Drugs0.561.11.11.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.41.71.5 Getting worse
Other Theft4.33.33.33.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.380.560.44No change
Public Order1.72.24.75 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.30.820.560.44 Safer
Shoplifting1.12.90.692.0 Safer
Vehicle Crime6104.13.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20212930 Getting worse

Changes In Duston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Duston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9341% safer
Birmingham49.6014% safer
Duston56.49-
Barnet67.0816% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0337% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Duston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Duston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Duston saw a 800% increase in other crime. Duston saw a large fall in vehicle crime during March, when it fell by 95% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+218%+213%+36%+43%+245%+94%+91%+46%+5%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-27%-17%-71%-17%+50%-33%+50%-50%+80%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-45%+14%+11%+125%+83%+120%+43%--50%-
Drugs-75%-----+200%--67%-
Other Crime-75%-+200%+150%-67%-50%+800%-+25%-
Other Theft+150%-75%-67%+267%+50%-50%+33%-67%-33%-60%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+200%+200%+33%+250%-29%+450%+33%+100%+60%+67%
Robbery-------67%-50%--50%
Shoplifting-50%-+50%--50%-80%--92%--
Vehicle Crime-95%--67%+100%-38%-67%-17%-43%-63%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+29%+50%+43%+60%-19%+84%+111%+63%--13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Duston

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

How dangerous is Duston?
Duston is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Northamptonshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Duston?
Duston's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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