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Crime and Safety in Rushden, Northamptonshire

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Rushden is the safest medium-sized towns in Northamptonshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rushden in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rushden is the 97th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,276th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Rushden was the worst medium-sized town in Northamptonshire for possession of weapons, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Rushden residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Rushden recorded 8 reports of robbery during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rushden are violence and sexual offences, with 1,193 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 1,093 offences and a difference of 3.11 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Rushden's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 9% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Rushden 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Northamptonshire

9% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

0.74% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rushden is 9% lower than the East Midlands and 0.74% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rushden Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rushden represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Rushden

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021762,437
2020712,292
2019772,472
2018672,152
2017571,835
2016581,867

Crime in Rushden Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Rushden This Year

 RushdenNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour77424.1016,09721.39 11% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft260.816130.810% safer
Burglary1053.272,8113.74 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2267.046,0188.00 14% safer
Drugs792.461,9592.60 6% safer
Other Crime511.591,4281.90 19% safer
Other Theft1745.424,5666.07 12% safer
Possession of Weapons371.157491.00 13% more dangerous
Public Order2016.265,3847.15 14% safer
Robbery230.726980.93 29% safer
Shoplifting1745.422,8213.75 31% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.343010.40 18% safer
Vehicle Crime1374.273,4494.58 7% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,19337.1429,96639.82 7% safer

Rushden Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rushden2,43775.88-
Daventry2,12077.512.1% more dangerous
Kettering6,001108.3130% more dangerous
Wellingborough5,932112.3032% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rushden

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Recent Crimes in Rushden

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Trefoil CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Jasmine GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oliver CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Duck StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Peter'S AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kings RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Birch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Clover DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NippendaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Grafton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Skinner'S HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Cromwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Maple RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pratt RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Rushden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30242924 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.750.720.530.81 Getting worse
Burglary5.063.13.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9887 Safer
Drugs2.31.51.82.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.62.41.6 Getting worse
Other Theft675.05 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.970.470.681.2 Getting worse
Public Order1.93.256 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.870.811.20.72 Safer
Shoplifting91165 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.250.310.34 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.64.93.04.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25313437 Getting worse

Changes In Rushden's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Rushden's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Rushden that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Spencer Park Recreation Ground----110.30

Comparing Rushden to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0813% safer
Rushden75.88-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0516% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Rushden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rushden East1,092114First
Rushden South41140Third
Rushden West & North93476Second

Crime in Rushden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rushden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Rushden saw a 700% increase in other crime. Rushden saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019. Rates of shoplifting and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Rushden's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%+97%+85%+63%-28%-13%-5%+9%-+20%
Bicycle Theft--+200%-57%--67%+33%---
Burglary-20%-56%-50%-67%-27%-38%-71%-71%-36%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+131%+7%+26%+20%-33%-56%-18%--8%-21%
Drugs-33%+200%+33%+100%+200%-33%+50%+40%-60%+75%
Other Crime----11%+700%-57%-+150%+200%-57%
Other Theft-33%-38%-40%-29%-12%-11%+7%-43%-41%-
Possession of Weapons--50%-75%+33%+200%----+500%
Public Order+100%+250%+42%-44%+100%+75%+100%+157%+11%+113%
Robbery----+400%-67%--+700%-50%
Shoplifting-55%-71%-69%-81%-23%-72%-64%-61%-33%+18%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-39%-69%-61%-83%-67%-47%-27%-20%+42%-64%
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%-19%-6%-34%-19%+30%+21%+30%+22%+17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rushden

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

How dangerous is Rushden?
Rushden is the safest medium-sized town in Northamptonshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Rushden?
Rushden's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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