Violence is more common than theft in Londonderry


Londonderry had the fourth highest rate of crime in Northern Ireland in 2014/15 with rates of criminal damage and violence the highest of all crime types recorded in the city but the rate of theft from the person lower in Foyle than the province as a whole.

In 2014/15, a total of 7,716 criminal offences were recorded in the Foyle area.

This equates to an overall recorded crime rate of 7,557 per 100,000 persons.

The recorded crime rate for Foyle was higher than the overall Northern Ireland rate of 5,709 per 100,000 persons

The rate of anti-social behaviour incidents in Foyle was also higher than the Northern Ireland rate of 3,313 per 100,000 persons and Londonderry was the constituency with the fourth highest rate of anti-social behaviour incidents. In 2014/15, there were 3,861 incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded in Foyle. This equates to a rate of 3,782 per 100,000 persons.

The details have been collated in a new constituency analysis prepared by the Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service