Kirkby-in-Ashfield Crime Overview

Kirkby-in-Ashfield is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Nottinghamshire, and is the 42nd most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.4% lower than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kirkby-in-Ashfield is the 96th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,365th 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 777 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 19% lower than 2019's figure of 924 offences and a difference of 5.40 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Kirkby-in-Ashfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 89% from 2019's figure of 17 crimes.

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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 Behaviour80629.6342,34436.4723% safer
Bicycle Theft90.331,3371.15248% safer
Burglary1485.445,3854.6415% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson30511.219,8068.4525% more dangerous
Drugs752.764,1093.5428% safer
Other Crime541.992,6512.2815% safer
Other Theft1344.936,7615.8218% safer
Possession of Weapons220.819910.854.9% safer
Public Order1354.966,8495.9019% safer
Robbery200.747970.697% more dangerous
Shoplifting1224.497,7256.6548% safer
Theft From the Person130.481,0720.9292% safer
Vehicle Crime1174.305,9115.0918% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences77728.5731,87527.453.9% more dangerous

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

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,25446.1454% safer
Beeston2,52946.7252% safer
Arnold1,96450.1442% safer
Hucknall2,36767.286% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,93171.00-
Worksop3,98391.3322% more dangerous
Sutton in Ashfield4,55495.3326% more dangerous
Newark3,843125.5143% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

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Recent Crimes in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victory CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Minster CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Lane EndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Wesley StreetOffender given penalty notice
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Acorn ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Acorn ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Thomas' AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Thomas' AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belmont RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roseberry StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Hollinwell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Beulah RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Station StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Pinewood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near The RopewalkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Spire CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Urban RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Rowan DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wollaton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kirkby-in-Ashfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21181930Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.880.850.630.33Safer
Burglary101065Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12131211Safer
Drugs1.51.12.02.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.882.52.52.0Getting worse
Other Theft974.94.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.631.10.81Getting worse
Public Order4.24.255.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.700.960.960.74Safer
Shoplifting7874.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.040.400.330.48Getting worse
Vehicle Crime784.34.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22283429Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
West Park7---1558

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

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.714.9% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield71.00-
Coventry77.418% more dangerous
Croydon83.2215% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8117% more dangerous
Bristol86.2118% more dangerous
Leicester97.4427% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8731% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2834% more dangerous
Bradford133.0247% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Kirkby-in-Ashfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kirkby Central703110First

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 284% 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%+284%+226%-23%+50%+32%+8%+23%+85%+117%
Bicycle Theft---67%----33%---
Burglary+122%+25%+6%-53%-42%-56%+22%+45%-58%+43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%-12%-11%-3%+13%-42%-9%+19%+10%+22%
Drugs-25%-10%+100%+13%-11%+250%+50%+125%+33%+167%
Other Crime+13%-33%-58%-+150%-54%-33%-+100%-60%
Other Theft-33%-29%+30%-31%-15%+31%-33%+64%-13%+43%
Possession of Weapons+200%-50%----40%--50%-+50%
Public Order-44%+125%-47%+67%-21%+40%-50%--50%-7%
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%-+22%-23%-64%
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%-8%-32%-5%-25%-29%-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 most dangerous 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.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021