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Crime and Safety in Bovey Tracey

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Bovey Tracey is the third safest small town in Devon, and is the 148th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bovey Tracey in 2021 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 91% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bovey Tracey is the 97th safest small town, and the 3,977th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Bovey Tracey was the worst small town in Devon for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2017 was also a bad month for Bovey Tracey residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Bovey Tracey recorded 2 reports of robbery during November 2017, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for robbery in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Bovey Tracey are violence and sexual offences, with 119 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 3.4% lower than 2020's figure of 123 offences and a difference of 0.52 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Bovey Tracey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Bovey Tracey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Devon

116% lower, regional crime rate

South West

181% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bovey Tracey is 116% lower than the South West and 181% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bovey Tracey Crime Rate Over Time

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Bovey Tracey Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bovey Tracey 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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Historical Crime Rates for Bovey Tracey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202127212
202027213
201929227
201833254
201736282
201621164

Crime in Bovey Tracey Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Bovey Tracey This Year

 Bovey TraceyDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8410.7923,77919.81 84% safer
Burglary40.512,1141.76 245% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson222.837,9566.63 134% safer
Drugs91.162,9292.44 110% safer
Other Crime70.901,7091.42 58% safer
Other Theft91.164,1113.43 196% safer
Possession of Weapons10.137770.65 400% safer
Public Order192.445,0584.21 73% safer
Shoplifting101.282,9322.44 91% safer
Theft From the Person10.133120.26 100% safer
Vehicle Crime111.412,0191.68 19% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11915.2831,91026.59 74% safer

Bovey Tracey Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Braunton20124.1413% safer
Northam31925.567% safer
Bovey Tracey21227.23-
Seaton21128.002.8% more dangerous
Ottery St. Mary27328.715% more dangerous
Ivybridge34429.267% more dangerous
Sidmouth43730.1910% more dangerous
Broad Clyst27031.2613% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bovey Tracey

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Recent Crimes in Bovey Tracey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Naseby DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old OrchardUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Newton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tracey ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Prince Rupert WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Drum WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Town Hall PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cromwells WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Naseby DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Newton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher Aller LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Newton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near High CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bovey Tracey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13111111 Safer
Burglary2.31.50.640.51 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.83.62.82.8 Safer
Drugs1.20.640.901.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.900.771.40.90No change
Other Theft4.02.82.01.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.390.130.13 Safer
Public Order2.01.91.32.4 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.31.31.21.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.13-0.13No change
Vehicle Crime2.31.81.01.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13141615 Getting worse

Changes In Bovey Tracey's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bovey Tracey's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bovey Tracey that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Mill Marsh Park2--1100.41

Comparing Bovey Tracey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bovey Tracey27.23-
Barnet67.0859% more dangerous
Croydon82.4867% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0570% more dangerous
Bristol90.5270% more dangerous
Coventry102.2473% more dangerous
Leicester111.5976% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0678% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6479% more dangerous
Bradford132.2879% more dangerous
Leeds150.9482% more dangerous

Crime in Bovey Tracey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bovey Tracey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Bovey Tracey saw a 300% increase in public order. Bovey Tracey saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-58%+10%+117%+33%+33%-57%-40%+43%-38%+250%
Burglary----------67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--+50%--83%--+100%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime--+100%-------
Other Theft--40%---67%--+200%-33%-
Public Order---+300%-67%-50%-33%-50%--
Shoplifting------50%----
Vehicle Crime--50%--50%---+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%+44%-20%+57%-22%-+10%+10%-14%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bovey Tracey

What police force serves Bovey Tracey?
Bovey Tracey's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.

How dangerous is Bovey Tracey?
Bovey Tracey is the third safest small town in Devon.

What is Bovey Tracey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bovey Tracey are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bovey Tracey?
Bovey Tracey's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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