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Crime and Safety in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 42nd most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kirkby-in-Ashfield is the 81st safest medium-sized town, and the 1,689th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Kirkby-in-Ashfield was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2019 was also a bad month for Kirkby-in-Ashfield residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Kirkby-in-Ashfield recorded 12 reports of other crime during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.44 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Kirkby-in-Ashfield are violence and sexual offences, with 828 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 777 offences and a difference of 1.87 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Kirkby-in-Ashfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Kirkby-in-Ashfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire

22% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kirkby-in-Ashfield is 22% lower than the East Midlands and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kirkby-in-Ashfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Kirkby-in-Ashfield 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 Kirkby-in-Ashfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021671,834
2020711,934
2019812,212
2018852,301
2017762,066
2016631,705

Crime in Kirkby-in-Ashfield Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kirkby-in-Ashfield This Year

 Kirkby-in-AshfieldNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour72726.7335,09330.22 13% safer
Bicycle Theft60.221,2821.10 400% safer
Burglary752.764,2773.68 33% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2499.1510,3418.91 2.6% more dangerous
Drugs722.653,9863.43 29% safer
Other Crime451.652,5672.21 34% safer
Other Theft993.647,0176.04 66% safer
Possession of Weapons200.741,0670.92 24% safer
Public Order1866.847,6826.62 3.2% more dangerous
Robbery100.377610.66 78% safer
Shoplifting1294.748,7167.51 58% safer
Theft From the Person90.338400.72 118% safer
Vehicle Crime1063.905,3054.57 17% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences82830.4434,85330.02 1.4% more dangerous

Kirkby-in-Ashfield Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,35248.1440% safer
Arnold2,03551.9630% safer
Beeston2,83952.4529% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,83467.43-
Hucknall2,49170.814.8% more dangerous
Sutton in Ashfield4,58295.9130% more dangerous
Newark3,354109.5438% more dangerous
Worksop5,020115.1041% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

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Recent Crimes in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022RobberyOn or near The HawthornsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gratton CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sherwood PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Burton RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near George StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Station StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Minster CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near New StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burnside CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near School HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shelford AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cornerpin DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lindley'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St John'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Priory AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Morley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Acorn ViewUnable to prosecute suspect

Kirkby-in-Ashfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19193027 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.850.630.330.22 Safer
Burglary10652.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1312119 Safer
Drugs1.12.02.82.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.52.62.01.6 Safer
Other Theft75.04.93.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.631.10.810.74 Getting worse
Public Order4.255.07 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.960.960.740.37 Safer
Shoplifting874.54.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.330.480.33 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime84.34.33.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28342930 Getting worse

Changes In Kirkby-in-Ashfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Kirkby-in-Ashfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
West Park7---1558

Comparing Kirkby-in-Ashfield to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.080.52% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield67.43-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5226% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Kirkby-in-Ashfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kirkby Central748117First

Crime in Kirkby-in-Ashfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kirkby-in-Ashfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Kirkby-in-Ashfield saw a 279% increase in anti-social behaviour. Kirkby-in-Ashfield saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 75% compared to November in 2019. Rates of shoplifting and violence and sexual offences both fell year-on-year for every month during Kirkby-in-Ashfield's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+19%+279%+233%-21%+44%+34%+11%+23%+85%+117%
Bicycle Theft---67%----33%---
Burglary+122%+25%+6%-53%-42%-56%+22%+45%-58%+43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-18%-15%-11%-3%+13%-42%-6%+19%+10%+22%
Drugs-25%-10%+100%+13%-11%+250%+50%+125%+33%+167%
Other Crime+13%-17%-58%-+150%-54%-33%-+100%-60%
Other Theft-33%-29%+30%-36%-15%+31%-33%+64%-13%+43%
Possession of Weapons+200%-50%----40%--50%-+50%
Public Order-44%+125%-47%+67%-21%+40%-50%--50%-13%
Robbery-60%---+33%+33%----50%
Shoplifting+64%-45%-46%-46%-9%-38%-72%-71%-75%-72%
Theft From the Person+100%---+200%--+100%--
Vehicle Crime+90%-30%+30%+60%-15%-27%+13%+22%-23%-64%
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%-8%-32%-5%-25%-30%-18%-34%-28%-20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

What police force serves Kirkby-in-Ashfield?
Kirkby-in-Ashfield's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.

How dangerous is Kirkby-in-Ashfield?
Kirkby-in-Ashfield is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Nottinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Kirkby-in-Ashfield?
Kirkby-in-Ashfield's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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