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Crime and Safety in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

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Sutton in Ashfield is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sutton in Ashfield in 2021 was 96 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sutton in Ashfield is the 52nd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 636th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Sutton in Ashfield was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Nottinghamshire for criminal damage and arson, with 53 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Sutton in Ashfield residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 0.40 per 1,000 residents. Sutton in Ashfield recorded 8 reports of other crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sutton in Ashfield are violence and sexual offences, with 1,951 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 1,849 offences and a difference of 2.14 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Sutton in Ashfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 27 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 7% from 2020's figure of 25 crimes.

Sutton in Ashfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire

15% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

24% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sutton in Ashfield is 15% higher than the East Midlands and 24% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sutton in Ashfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Sutton in Ashfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sutton in Ashfield represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Sutton in Ashfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021964,579
2020954,554
20191125,344
20181095,225
2017924,394
2016783,750

Crime in Sutton in Ashfield Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sutton in Ashfield This Year

 Sutton in AshfieldNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,72836.1735,08530.22 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft340.711,2821.10 55% safer
Burglary2194.584,2773.68 20% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson53211.1410,3408.91 20% more dangerous
Drugs1703.563,9863.43 3.7% more dangerous
Other Crime1252.622,5642.21 16% more dangerous
Other Theft3006.287,0176.04 3.8% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons591.241,0660.92 26% more dangerous
Public Order4369.137,6816.62 27% more dangerous
Robbery380.807610.66 18% more dangerous
Shoplifting50710.618,7167.51 29% more dangerous
Theft From the Person270.578400.72 26% safer
Vehicle Crime1813.795,3034.57 21% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,95140.8434,82729.99 27% more dangerous

Sutton in Ashfield Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,35248.1499% safer
Arnold2,03451.9385% safer
Beeston2,83552.3783% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,83467.4342% safer
Hucknall2,49170.8135% safer
Sutton in Ashfield4,57995.85-
Newark3,353109.5012% more dangerous
Worksop5,020115.1017% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sutton in Ashfield

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Recent Crimes in Sutton in Ashfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Forest StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Haven CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Carsic LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Spring RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blackmires WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clare RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Chatsworth StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stoneyford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Thorton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Short StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dales AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Luther AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kirkby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Institute StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Sutton in Ashfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30294336 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.900.630.71 Safer
Burglary7874.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15151211 Safer
Drugs2.23.64.13.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.82.62.92.6 Getting worse
Other Theft10976 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.21.41.21.2 Getting worse
Public Order7889 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.11.70.840.80 Safer
Shoplifting14151011 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.690.520.57 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1064.33.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37403941 Getting 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 2021.

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
Coventry39.93140% safer
Birmingham49.6093% safer
Barnet67.0843% safer
Croydon82.4816% safer
Sheffield90.036% safer
Bristol90.526% safer
Sutton in Ashfield95.85-
Leicester111.5914% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0622% more dangerous
Bradford132.2828% more dangerous
Leeds150.9436% more dangerous

Crime in Sutton in Ashfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Huthwaite64993Second
Sutton Central & Leamington1,186149First
Sutton St Mary's & Ashfields76276Third
The Dales & South Skegby21639Fourth

Sutton in Ashfield Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourThe Dales & South Skegby (85)Sutton Central & Leamington (443)
Bicycle TheftHuthwaite (2)Sutton Central & Leamington (15)
BurglaryThe Dales & South Skegby (7)Sutton Central & Leamington (48)
Criminal Damage and ArsonThe Dales & South Skegby (28)Sutton Central & Leamington (144)
DrugsThe Dales & South Skegby (6)Sutton Central & Leamington (47)
Other CrimeThe Dales & South Skegby (7)Sutton Central & Leamington (36)
Other TheftThe Dales & South Skegby (14)Sutton Central & Leamington (89)
Possession of WeaponsHuthwaite (2)Sutton Central & Leamington (25)
Public OrderThe Dales & South Skegby (23)Sutton Central & Leamington (122)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Huthwaite (3)Sutton Central & Leamington (11)
ShopliftingThe Dales & South Skegby (1)Sutton St Mary's & Ashfields (171)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)The Dales & South Skegby (2)Sutton Central & Leamington (9)
Vehicle CrimeThe Dales & South Skegby (6)Sutton Central & Leamington (49)
Violence and Sexual OffencesThe Dales & South Skegby (115)Sutton Central & Leamington (459)

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 third 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).

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