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Crime and Safety in Braunton

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Braunton is the safest small town in Devon, and is the 181st most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Braunton in 2021 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 116% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Braunton is the 91st safest small town, and the 3,314th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Braunton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Devon for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2018 was also a bad month for Braunton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Braunton recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during January 2016, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Braunton are violence and sexual offences, with 84 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 79 offences and a difference of 0.60 from 2020's crime rate of 9. Braunton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Braunton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Devon

143% lower, regional crime rate

South West

202% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Braunton is 143% lower than the South West and 202% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Braunton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Braunton 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 Braunton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202124201
202023189
201931255
201830249
201727222
201619162

Crime in Braunton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Braunton This Year

 BrauntonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9010.8123,77919.81 83% safer
Bicycle Theft10.123360.28 133% safer
Burglary91.082,1141.76 63% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson435.167,9566.63 28% safer
Drugs50.602,9292.44 307% safer
Other Crime70.841,7091.42 69% safer
Other Theft172.044,1113.43 68% safer
Possession of Weapons20.247770.65 171% safer
Public Order263.125,0584.21 35% safer
Robbery10.123800.32 167% safer
Shoplifting30.362,9322.44 578% safer
Vehicle Crime30.362,0191.68 367% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8410.0931,91026.59 164% safer

Braunton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Braunton20124.14-
Northam31925.566% more dangerous
Bovey Tracey21227.2311% more dangerous
Seaton21128.0014% more dangerous
Ottery St. Mary27328.7116% more dangerous
Ivybridge34429.2617% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Braunton

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Recent Crimes in Braunton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Corilhead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near West LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Caen GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Dyers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dyers CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Linden CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022DrugsOn or near Ash RoadLocal resolution
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022DrugsOn or near Ash RoadLocal resolution
December 2021Public orderOn or near Palmers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Public orderOn or near Exeter RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dyers CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barton LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mint Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Barton Lane CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
November 2021Other theftOn or near Berry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Braunton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour971511 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.120.960.120.12 Safer
Burglary2.22.31.61.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.264.25 Safer
Drugs2.22.01.10.60 Safer
Other Crime0.720.360.360.84 Getting worse
Other Theft3.12.51.92.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.240.360.24No change
Public Order1.41.42.33.1 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.41.40.360.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.90.480.720.36 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1113910 Safer

Changes In Braunton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Braunton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Braunton24.14-
Coventry39.9340% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6051% more dangerous
Barnet67.0864% more dangerous
Croydon82.4871% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0373% more dangerous
Bristol90.5273% more dangerous
Leicester111.5978% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0680% more dangerous
Bradford132.2882% more dangerous
Leeds150.9484% more dangerous

Crime in Braunton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Braunton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Braunton saw a 1,300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Braunton saw a large fall in other theft during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+150%+80%+129%+450%+1,300%+114%+167%-71%+300%+25%
Burglary--+200%---67%--60%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-33%-75%-60%---50%--67%-
Drugs--75%--------
Other Theft-----33%-40%--80%--
Public Order-50%----50%+100%+400%--+200%
Shoplifting-----50%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences-50%-75%-14%+100%+30%-50%+20%-44%-30%+33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Braunton

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

How dangerous is Braunton?
Braunton is the safest small town in Devon.

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

What is the least common crime in Braunton?
Braunton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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