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.
Top 5 Safest
Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire
22% lower, regional crime rate
13% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||727||26.73||35,093||30.22||13% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.22||1,282||1.10||400% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||249||9.15||10,341||8.91||2.6% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||45||1.65||2,567||2.21||34% safer|
|Other Theft||99||3.64||7,017||6.04||66% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||20||0.74||1,067||0.92||24% safer|
|Public Order||186||6.84||7,682||6.62||3.2% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||9||0.33||840||0.72||118% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||106||3.90||5,305||4.57||17% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||828||30.44||34,853||30.02||1.4% more dangerous|
|Medium-Sized Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|West Bridgford||2,352||48.14||40% safer|
|Hucknall||2,491||70.81||4.8% more dangerous|
|Sutton in Ashfield||4,582||95.91||30% more dangerous|
|Newark||3,354||109.54||38% more dangerous|
|Worksop||5,020||115.10||41% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Robbery||On or near The Hawthorns||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Gratton Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Sherwood Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Burton Rise||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near George Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Station Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Minster Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near New Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Burnside Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near School Hill||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Shelford Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Spinney Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Cornerpin Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Lindley'S Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near St John'S Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Priory Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Morley Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Acorn View||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||19||19||30||27||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||12||11||9||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.63||1.1||0.81||0.74||Getting worse|
|Public Order||4.2||5||5.0||7||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.96||0.96||0.74||0.37||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.40||0.33||0.48||0.33||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||28||34||29||30||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||18% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||25% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||26% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||34% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||40% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||45% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||48% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||49% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||55% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-18%||-15%||-11%||-3%||+13%||-42%||-6%||+19%||+10%||+22%|
|Possession of Weapons||+200%||-50%||-||-||-||-40%||-||-50%||-||+50%|
|Theft From the Person||+100%||-||-||-||+200%||-||-||+100%||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+12%||-8%||-32%||-5%||-25%||-30%||-18%||-34%||-28%||-20%|