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Crime and Safety in Brixham

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Brixham is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Devon, and is the 67th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brixham in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 31% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brixham is the 190th safest small town, and the 4,780th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Brixham was the worst small town in Devon for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Brixham residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Brixham recorded 17 reports of shoplifting during March 2021, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for shoplifting in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Brixham are violence and sexual offences, with 351 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 2.8% higher than 2020's figure of 341 offences and a difference of 0.59 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Brixham's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Brixham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Devon

48% lower, regional crime rate

South West

93% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brixham is 48% lower than the South West and 93% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brixham Crime Rate Over Time

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Brixham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Brixham 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 Brixham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140673
202046773
201945762
201846773
201744751
201638639

Crime in Brixham Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Brixham This Year

 BrixhamDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28816.9623,77919.81 17% safer
Bicycle Theft20.123360.28 133% safer
Burglary231.352,1141.76 30% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson754.427,9566.63 50% safer
Drugs301.772,9292.44 38% safer
Other Crime110.651,7091.42 118% safer
Other Theft533.124,1113.43 10% safer
Possession of Weapons60.357770.65 86% safer
Public Order563.305,0584.21 28% safer
Robbery10.063800.32 433% safer
Shoplifting502.942,9322.44 17% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.183120.26 44% safer
Vehicle Crime120.712,0191.68 137% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35120.6731,91026.59 29% safer

Brixham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Broad Clyst27031.2627% safer
Kingsteignton37833.2719% safer
Fremington39633.4818% safer
Teignmouth56336.868% safer
Tavistock49039.061.5% safer
Brixham67339.63-
Honiton47142.046% more dangerous
Cullompton45644.5611% more dangerous
Crediton35745.0512% more dangerous
Axminster34645.1812% more dangerous
Dawlish72047.3416% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brixham

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Recent Crimes in Brixham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cumber CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bank LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Smardon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Lindthorpe WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Briseham RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower Manor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Stoneacre CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Marys HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkham GladeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Horsepool StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hill Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near New RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near GollandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eden ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Copythorne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chestnut DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Brixham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21182217 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.120.180.350.12 Safer
Burglary1.92.52.91.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8774.4 Safer
Drugs1.81.61.21.8 Safer
Other Crime1.10.651.10.65 Safer
Other Theft4.43.43.73.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.590.530.35 Safer
Public Order3.52.84.13.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.120.06No change
Shoplifting1.02.32.62.9 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.180.120.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.711.41.60.71 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23232021 Safer

Changes In Brixham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brixham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brixham39.63-
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Coventry102.2461% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Brixham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brixham Town38040First
Higher Brixham29339Second

Crime in Brixham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brixham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Brixham saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Brixham saw a large fall in drugs during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+12%+92%+240%+31%+75%+10%-61%-+50%
Burglary+100%-43%-+33%+100%-33%+300%-75%-50%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+260%+40%-+100%+13%+13%-9%---8%
Drugs-80%-25%-+50%+50%-50%---75%-50%
Other Crime--+100%+100%--+200%--+50%
Other Theft+20%+50%-80%-+67%+38%-33%-+25%+20%
Possession of Weapons-67%-----50%----
Public Order+125%-50%+400%+20%-+200%+86%+67%-40%+200%
Shoplifting+500%--50%+67%-50%--80%-50%+50%-
Vehicle Crime---67%-+500%+50%+100%+100%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--4%-35%-12%--5%+4%-48%+3%-21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brixham

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

How dangerous is Brixham?
Brixham is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Devon.

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

What is the least common crime in Brixham?
Brixham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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