Sutton in Ashfield Crime Overview

Sutton in Ashfield is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sutton in Ashfield in 2020 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sutton in Ashfield is the 48th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 584th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Sutton in Ashfield was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for criminal damage and arson, with 37 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.77 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Sutton in Ashfield residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 30 crimes at a rate of 0.63 per 1,000 residents. Sutton in Ashfield recorded 23 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.48 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sutton in Ashfield are violence and sexual offences, with 1,849 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 3.5% lower than 2019's figure of 1,913 offences and a difference of 1.34 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Sutton in Ashfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 25 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 32% from 2019's figure of 33 crimes.

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See how Sutton in Ashfield shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Sutton in Ashfield and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Sutton in Ashfield Compared To Nottinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Sutton in Ashfield This Year

 Sutton in AshfieldNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,03542.6042,34436.4714% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft300.631,3371.1583% safer
Burglary3146.575,3854.6429% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson56611.859,8068.4529% more dangerous
Drugs1944.064,1093.5413% more dangerous
Other Crime1392.912,6512.2822% more dangerous
Other Theft3156.596,7615.8212% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons551.159910.8526% more dangerous
Public Order3607.546,8495.9022% more dangerous
Robbery400.847970.6918% more dangerous
Shoplifting4639.697,7256.6531% more dangerous
Theft From the Person250.521,0720.9277% safer
Vehicle Crime2044.275,9115.0919% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,84938.7031,87527.4529% more dangerous

Sutton in Ashfield Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Beeston2,52946.72104% safer
Arnold1,96450.1490% safer
Hucknall2,36767.2842% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,93171.0034% safer
Worksop3,98391.334.4% safer
Sutton in Ashfield4,55495.33-
Newark3,843125.5124% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sutton in Ashfield

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Sutton in Ashfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31302943Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.541.20.900.63Safer
Burglary8787Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12151512Safer
Drugs2.02.23.64.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.82.62.9Getting worse
Other Theft111097Safer
Possession of Weapons0.731.21.41.2Getting worse
Public Order5788Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.541.11.70.84Safer
Shoplifting9141510Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.520.690.52Getting worse
Vehicle Crime101064.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31374039Getting worse

Changes In Sutton in Ashfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Sutton in Ashfield's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Sutton in Ashfield that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Sutton Lawn2323-1331.4
Sutton Lawn Playing Fields2322-1332.9

Comparing Sutton in Ashfield to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7141% safer
Coventry77.4123% safer
Croydon83.2215% safer
Sheffield85.8111% safer
Bristol86.2111% safer
Sutton in Ashfield95.33-
Leicester97.442.2% more dangerous
Birmingham102.877% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2811% more dangerous
Bradford133.0228% more dangerous
Leeds137.1030% more dangerous

Crime in Sutton in Ashfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Huthwaite59284Second
Sutton Central & Leamington1,202151First
Sutton St Mary's & Ashfields69970Third
The Dales & South Skegby28552Fourth

Sutton in Ashfield Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourThe Dales & South Skegby (121)Sutton Central & Leamington (510)
Bicycle TheftHuthwaite (1)Sutton Central & Leamington (12)
BurglarySutton St Mary's & Ashfields (41)Sutton Central & Leamington (68)
Criminal Damage and ArsonThe Dales & South Skegby (30)Sutton Central & Leamington (149)
DrugsThe Dales & South Skegby (4)Sutton Central & Leamington (67)
Other CrimeSutton St Mary's & Ashfields (20)Sutton Central & Leamington (37)
Other TheftHuthwaite (24)Sutton Central & Leamington (96)
Possession of WeaponsThe Dales & South Skegby (2)Sutton Central & Leamington (17)
Public OrderThe Dales & South Skegby (16)Sutton Central & Leamington (105)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Sutton St Mary's & Ashfields (2)Sutton Central & Leamington (14)
ShopliftingHuthwaite (23)Sutton Central & Leamington (166)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Sutton St Mary's & Ashfields (1)The Dales & South Skegby (4)
Vehicle CrimeThe Dales & South Skegby (8)Sutton Central & Leamington (49)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSutton St Mary's & Ashfields (245)Sutton Central & Leamington (417)

Crime in Sutton 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 Sutton in Ashfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Sutton in Ashfield saw a 400% increase in possession of weapons. Sutton in Ashfield saw a large fall in bicycle theft during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019. Sutton in Ashfield saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, criminal damage and arson, and other theft.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+12%+97%+151%+24%+41%-2%+17%+12%+72%+80%
Bicycle Theft--75%+50%+50%+25%-60%-75%-75%-83%-
Burglary-56%-7%+29%-16%-49%-34%-18%-12%-64%-59%
Criminal Damage and Arson+18%-40%-46%-12%-37%-6%-2%-35%-49%-37%
Drugs-38%+300%+71%-50%+20%+42%-21%-13%-17%+64%
Other Crime-31%-24%+33%+29%+8%+21%+8%+9%+17%+50%
Other Theft-13%-34%-49%-46%-44%-56%+16%-34%-3%-4%
Possession of Weapons+400%-13%+100%-50%--27%-25%-83%-71%-57%
Public Order-16%-29%-11%+28%-28%-+34%+8%-25%-7%
Robbery-71%-62%--62%-80%-57%-50%-33%-+133%
Shoplifting--71%-72%-33%+3%-24%-7%+7%-47%-53%
Theft From the Person-75%+33%--40%-67%--+50%-+100%
Vehicle Crime-8%-32%-25%-57%-40%-35%-24%-18%-34%-69%
Violence and Sexual Offences-1%-25%-20%-6%-18%-6%+9%+30%-4%+21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sutton in Ashfield

What police force serves Sutton in Ashfield?
Sutton in Ashfield's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.
How dangerous is Sutton in Ashfield?
Sutton in Ashfield is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire.
What is Sutton in Ashfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Sutton in Ashfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Sutton in Ashfield?
Sutton in Ashfield's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021