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Crime and Safety in Irthlingborough

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Irthlingborough is the third most dangerous small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Irthlingborough in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Irthlingborough is the 308th most dangerous small town, and the 1,893rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Irthlingborough was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for criminal damage and arson, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.96 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Irthlingborough residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Irthlingborough recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Irthlingborough are violence and sexual offences, with 325 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 1.8% lower than 2020's figure of 331 offences and a difference of 0.65 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Irthlingborough's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 25% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Irthlingborough 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Northamptonshire

27% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

14% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Irthlingborough is 27% lower than the East Midlands and 14% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Irthlingborough Crime Rate Over Time

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Irthlingborough Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Irthlingborough 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 Irthlingborough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202164595
202068637
201954508
201848448
201742394
201656523

Crime in Irthlingborough Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Irthlingborough This Year

 IrthlingboroughNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23625.2716,09721.39 15% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.436130.81 88% safer
Burglary343.642,8113.74 2.7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson768.146,0188.00 1.7% more dangerous
Drugs121.291,9592.60 102% safer
Other Crime121.291,4281.90 47% safer
Other Theft242.574,5666.07 136% safer
Possession of Weapons60.647491.00 56% safer
Public Order505.355,3847.15 34% safer
Robbery60.646980.93 45% safer
Shoplifting212.252,8213.75 67% safer
Vehicle Crime252.683,4494.58 71% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32534.8029,96639.82 14% safer

Irthlingborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Higham Ferrers46551.5824% safer
Raunds51355.9714% safer
Duston90056.4913% safer
Burton Latimer59660.954.5% safer
Desborough71461.982.8% safer
Irthlingborough59563.72-
Rothwell53164.651.4% more dangerous
Billing82994.6033% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Irthlingborough

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Recent Crimes in Irthlingborough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Welford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near B571Local resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Randall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Victoria StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gardenfields CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cowper CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Finedon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nicholas RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Finedon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Addington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Finedon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scarborough StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cowper CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Spencer RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near B571Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Brightwell WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Meadow WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nicholas RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scarborough StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rectory GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Irthlingborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24242925 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.320.110.320.43 Getting worse
Burglary2.84.54.13.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7888 Safer
Drugs0.430.111.11.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.51.91.3 Getting worse
Other Theft2.52.53.32.6 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.540.430.320.64 Getting worse
Public Order2.42.865 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.210.430.64 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.641.53.12.2 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime664.12.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23283535 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Irthlingborough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9360% safer
Birmingham49.6028% safer
Irthlingborough63.72-
Barnet67.085% more dangerous
Croydon82.4823% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0329% more dangerous
Bristol90.5230% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Irthlingborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Irthlingborough59564First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+74%+80%+56%+160%-23%-4%-17%-14%+18%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-+33%+400%+67%-50%-33%-+50%-64%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%-67%+33%+100%-17%-11%-71%+20%+25%-43%
Drugs----------
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%--
Shoplifting--+200%+250%---50%--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 third 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 bicycle theft.

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