Irthlingborough Crime Overview

Irthlingborough is the second most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Irthlingborough in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Irthlingborough is the 215th most dangerous small town, and the 1,526th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Irthlingborough was the worst small town in Northamptonshire for criminal damage and arson, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.86 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Irthlingborough residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Irthlingborough recorded 3 reports of other crime during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst small town for other crime in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Irthlingborough are violence and sexual offences, with 331 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 257 offences and a difference of 7.93 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Irthlingborough's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Irthlingborough to other towns and cities

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

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Crime in Irthlingborough Compared To Northamptonshire

Summary of Crimes in Irthlingborough This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26928.8122,72330.204.8% safer
Bicycle Theft30.326760.90181% safer
Burglary384.073,6194.8118% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson727.716,1058.115% safer
Drugs101.072,0242.69151% safer
Other Crime181.931,6712.2215% safer
Other Theft313.324,4345.8977% safer
Possession of Weapons30.326490.86169% safer
Public Order596.325,2486.9710% safer
Robbery40.438331.11158% safer
Shoplifting293.112,7473.6517% safer
Theft From the Person10.112830.38245% safer
Vehicle Crime384.074,6166.1351% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33135.4529,98939.8512% safer

Irthlingborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Raunds47551.8332% safer
Higham Ferrers47552.6929% safer
Towcester63960.5513% safer
Desborough71461.9810% safer
Burton Latimer61663.008% safer
Rothwell61574.889% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Irthlingborough

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Irthlingborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33242429Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.430.320.110.32Getting worse
Burglary4. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson12788Safer
Drugs0.210.430.111.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.861.51.51.9Getting worse
Other Theft2. worse
Possession of Weapons0.110.540.430.32Safer
Public Order1.42.42.86Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.430.210.43Getting worse
Shoplifting0.640.641.53.1Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-
Vehicle Crime3.6664.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16232835Getting worse

Changes In Irthlingborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Irthlingborough's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Irthlingborough that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Central Recreation Ground1-1--00.31

Comparing Irthlingborough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.710.75% safer
Coventry77.4112% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8120% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8734% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Irthlingborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Irthlingborough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Irthlingborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Irthlingborough saw a 400% increase in burglary. Irthlingborough saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+74%+80%+56%+160%-23%-4%-17%-14%+18%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%-67%+33%+100%-17%-11%-71%+20%+25%-43%
Other Crime+100%--33%+200%--25%----
Other Theft+50%-75%+200%+100%---+200%-+33%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+133%-40%+100%-+200%+100%--50%--
Vehicle Crime-60%-25%-50%-67%--83%+200%-20%+33%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+125%+29%-46%-44%+193%+50%+39%+146%+19%-19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Irthlingborough

What police force serves Irthlingborough?
Irthlingborough's local territorial police force is the Northamptonshire Police.
How dangerous is Irthlingborough?
Irthlingborough is the second most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire.
What is Irthlingborough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Irthlingborough are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Irthlingborough?
Irthlingborough's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021