Bath and North East Somerset Crime Overview

Bath and North East Somerset is the third most dangerous city in the South West, and among the top 20 safest overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Bath and North East Somerset in 2020 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people.

The most common crimes in Bath and North East Somerset are violence and sexual offences, with 1,974 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 19% lower than 2019's figure of 2,354 offences and a difference of 1.97 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Bath and North East Somerset's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 28 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 32% from 2019's figure of 37 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Bath and North East Somerset This Year

 Bath and North East Somerset
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour1,9149.90
Bicycle Theft1160.60
Burglary3311.71
Criminal Damage and Arson6453.34
Drugs1330.69
Other Crime770.40
Other Theft5432.81
Possession of Weapons280.14
Public Order8734.52
Robbery1050.54
Shoplifting6963.60
Theft From the Person590.31
Vehicle Crime3902.02
Violence and Sexual Offences1,97410.21

Bath and North East Somerset Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14121110Safer
Bicycle Theft0.830.920.680.60Safer
Burglary2.83.02.51.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.43.63.43.3Safer
Drugs0.500.400.640.69Getting worse
Other Crime0.310.390.310.40Getting worse
Other Theft3.53.94.42.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.140.190.14Safer
Public Order4.84.954.5Safer
Robbery0.400.350.420.54Getting worse
Shoplifting3.94.14.23.6Safer
Theft From the Person0.360.430.690.31Safer
Vehicle Crime1.71.71.82.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11111210Safer

Comparing Bath and North East Somerset to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Bath and North East Somerset30.89-
Coventry71.5057% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9958% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2358% more dangerous
Croydon77.1860% more dangerous
Bradford79.1961% more dangerous
London80.7062% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0265% more dangerous
Bristol91.5766% more dangerous
Leeds91.9066% more dangerous
Leicester102.5170% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Bath and North East Somerset During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bath and North East Somerset change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Bath and North East Somerset saw a 400% increase in theft from the person. Bath and North East Somerset saw a large fall in possession of weapons during June, when it fell by 75% compared to June in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Bath and North East Somerset's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-27%+6%+16%+24%0%-6%+6%-11%+12%
Bicycle Theft-44%+17%-40%+60%-24%-43%+29%-54%-9%
Burglary--42%-46%-4%-50%-32%-45%-36%-14%
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-61%+72%+17%+46%+30%+33%+60%+24%
Drugs-63%+63%-17%+83%+13%-45%+120%+31%-21%
Other Crime+17%-17%+200%+133%-14%+100%+67%-17%-33%
Other Theft-46%-68%-29%-22%-32%-31%-20%-32%-53%
Possession of Weapons-33%+50%--75%-+100%--60%+33%
Public Order+2%-25%-17%+15%-10%-15%-4%-6%-36%
Robbery+133%-30%+200%-55%+125%+14%+80%-+86%
Shoplifting-3%-37%-25%-21%+6%-42%-29%-33%-27%
Theft From the Person-33%-+400%-50%-62%-14%-67%-60%-63%
Vehicle Crime-37%-4%-10%+13%+147%+100%+21%+19%-3%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-18%-13%+4%+22%-22%+6%-2%-29%

Bath and North East Somerset's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Bath and North East Somerset
Keynsham1,1096049% more dangerous
Midsomer Norton4573819% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bath and North East Somerset

What police force serves Bath and North East Somerset?
Bath and North East Somerset's local territorial police force is the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
How dangerous is Bath and North East Somerset?
Bath and North East Somerset is the third most dangerous city in the South West.
What is Bath and North East Somerset's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bath and North East Somerset are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bath and North East Somerset?
Bath and North East Somerset's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021