Arnold Crime Overview

Arnold is the third safest medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 76th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Arnold in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Arnold is the 37th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,039th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Arnold was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for possession of weapons, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Arnold residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Arnold recorded 4 reports of robbery during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Arnold are violence and sexual offences, with 853 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 1.5% lower than 2019's figure of 866 offences and a difference of 0.33 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Arnold's least common crime is robbery, with 16 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 81% from 2019's figure of 29 crimes.

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Crime in Arnold Compared To Nottinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Arnold This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,05126.8342,34436.4736% safer
Bicycle Theft320.821,3371.1540% safer
Burglary822.095,3854.64122% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2626.699,8068.4526% safer
Drugs822.094,1093.5469% safer
Other Crime481.232,6512.2885% safer
Other Theft1433.656,7615.8259% safer
Possession of Weapons270.699910.8523% safer
Public Order1804.606,8495.9028% safer
Robbery160.417970.6968% safer
Shoplifting1183.017,7256.65121% safer
Theft From the Person230.591,0720.9256% safer
Vehicle Crime982.505,9115.09104% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences85321.7831,87527.4526% safer

Arnold Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,25446.149% safer
Beeston2,52946.727% safer
Hucknall2,36767.2825% more dangerous
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,93171.0029% more dangerous
Worksop3,98391.3345% more dangerous
Sutton in Ashfield4,55495.3347% more dangerous
Newark3,843125.5160% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Arnold

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Arnold Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour18171827Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.690.660.82Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8887Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1.20.921.81.2Safer
Other Theft7653.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.660.610.69Getting worse
Public Order3. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.510.740.41Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.540.510.59Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6652.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16192222Getting worse

Changes In Arnold's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Arnold to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7126% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2240% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8142% more dangerous
Bristol86.2142% more dangerous
Leicester97.4449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Arnold's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Arnold Town48780Second
Plains Estate21931Fourth
Woodthorpe & Arno Vale33934Third

Arnold Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Arnold for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourPlains Estate (126)Arnold Town (282)
Bicycle TheftWoodthorpe & Arno Vale (7)Arnold Town (11)
BurglaryArnold Town (12)Daybrook (18)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPlains Estate (21)Daybrook (99)
DrugsWoodthorpe & Arno Vale (23)Daybrook (30)
Other CrimeWoodthorpe & Arno Vale (8)Daybrook (15)
Other TheftPlains Estate (8)Daybrook (56)
Possession of WeaponsWoodthorpe & Arno Vale (7)Arnold Town (9)
Public OrderPlains Estate (16)Daybrook (60)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Woodthorpe & Arno Vale (3)Daybrook (7)
ShopliftingWoodthorpe & Arno Vale (1)Arnold Town (61)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Woodthorpe & Arno Vale (5)Arnold Town (6)
Vehicle CrimeArnold Town (15)Daybrook (20)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWoodthorpe & Arno Vale (136)Daybrook (247)

Crime in Arnold During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Arnold change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Arnold saw a 400% increase in drugs. Arnold saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 94% compared to August in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Arnold's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+18%+171%+163%+51%+14%+25%+74%+66%+74%-3%
Bicycle Theft-25%+200%-50%-33%-+67%--+100%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-22%+5%-51%-32%-44%-16%-17%+5%+20%+29%
Other Crime-38%-60%-86%-22%-50%-40%+67%--17%-50%
Other Theft-29%-50%--59%-57%+13%+8%-48%+50%-
Possession of Weapons---50%-+100%-+100%-+350%-
Public Order+133%-7%+50%+38%+7%-35%+58%+80%+20%-29%
Theft From the Person+100%---33%+300%+200%+50%--50%-
Vehicle Crime-36%-71%-65%-36%-47%-53%-56%-68%-67%-29%
Violence and Sexual Offences+4%-23%-28%+19%+8%+12%-11%+4%-26%-16%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Arnold

What police force serves Arnold?
Arnold's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.
How dangerous is Arnold?
Arnold is the third safest medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire.
What is Arnold's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Arnold are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Arnold?
Arnold's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021