Duston Crime Overview

Duston is the second safest small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 80th safest overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Duston in 2020 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 212% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Duston is the 90th safest small town, and the 4,207th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Duston was the worst small town in Northamptonshire for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Duston residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Duston recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Duston are violence and sexual offences, with 193 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 153 offences and a difference of 2.51 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Duston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Duston This Year

 DustonNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19312.1122,72330.20149% safer
Bicycle Theft10.066760.901400% safer
Burglary342.133,6194.81126% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson543.396,1058.11139% safer
Drugs80.502,0242.69438% safer
Other Crime70.441,6712.22405% safer
Other Theft281.764,4345.89235% safer
Possession of Weapons50.316490.86177% safer
Public Order442.765,2486.97153% safer
Robbery60.388331.11192% safer
Shoplifting60.382,7473.65861% safer
Theft From the Person20.132830.38192% safer
Vehicle Crime392.454,6166.13150% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19312.1129,98939.85229% safer

Crime in Duston Compared To Northamptonshire

Duston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wootton38722.3620% safer
Duston42726.80-
Brackley57537.5429% more dangerous
Billing40746.4542% more dangerous
Raunds47551.8348% more dangerous
Higham Ferrers47552.6949% more dangerous
Towcester63960.5556% more dangerous

Duston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour158612Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.250.250.380.06Safer
Burglary4.13.32.32.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.23.42.53.4Getting worse
Drugs0.750.190.500.50Getting worse
Other Crime0.560.560.690.44Safer
Other Theft1.82.31.61.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.060.130.31Getting worse
Public Order0.440.501.22.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.690.820.380.38Safer
Shoplifting1.90.751.30.38Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.250.310.13Safer
Vehicle Crime3.33.34.82.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences791012Getting worse

Changes In Duston's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Duston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Duston26.80-
Barnet67.7160% more dangerous
Coventry77.4165% more dangerous
Croydon83.2268% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8169% more dangerous
Bristol86.2169% more dangerous
Leicester97.4472% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8774% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2875% more dangerous
Bradford133.0280% more dangerous
Leeds137.1080% 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 April, when Duston saw a 433% increase in anti-social behaviour. Duston saw a large fall in vehicle crime during March, when it fell by 95% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+80%+433%+162%+56%+57%+214%+125%+25%+50%+9%
Bicycle Theft----50%------
Burglary-33%-50%-75%-25%+50%-50%--+150%+133%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+200%+100%+150%+40%+33%-75%-40%+50%+33%
Drugs----------
Other Crime------+100%--50%-
Other Theft--50%-+250%-25%+100%--50%-50%+100%
Public Order+100%-+50%+100%-+250%+100%+200%+25%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%----50%---89%--
Vehicle Crime-95%-----60%---+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+42%+217%+79%-59%-35%+86%+7%+67%-6%-15%

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 the second safest small town 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.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021