Broad Clyst Crime Overview

Broad Clyst is the second safest small town in Devon, and is the 172nd most dangerous overall out of Devon's 430 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broad Clyst in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 105% lower than the Devon rate of 51 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broad Clyst is the 72nd safest small town, and the 3,785th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Broad Clyst was the worst small town in Devon for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Broad Clyst residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Broad Clyst are violence and sexual offences, with 119 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 125 offences and a difference of 0.69 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Broad Clyst's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Broad Clyst Compared To Devon

Summary of Crimes in Broad Clyst This Year

 Broad ClystDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13015.0528,25923.5456% safer
Burglary111.272,6442.2073% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson354.058,1196.7667% safer
Drugs80.933,3132.76197% safer
Other Crime50.581,6151.35133% safer
Other Theft111.274,3703.64187% safer
Possession of Weapons20.238390.70204% safer
Public Order171.974,8414.03105% safer
Robbery10.123870.32167% safer
Shoplifting10.122,8972.411908% safer
Vehicle Crime60.692,2621.88172% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11913.7829,57324.6479% safer

Broad Clyst Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Braunton18922.7010% safer
Broad Clyst21625.01-
Fremington29725.110.40% more dangerous
Ottery St. Mary24425.662.5% more dangerous
Bovey Tracey21327.369% more dangerous
Seaton20827.609% more dangerous
Northam34827.8910% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broad Clyst

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Broad Clyst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17151115Getting worse
Burglary1.70.461.31.3Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3.73.03.14.0Getting worse
Drugs-0.230.690.93Getting worse
Other Crime0.120.580.580.58Getting worse
Other Theft2.13.51.51.3Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.120.120.23Getting worse
Public Order1.52.01.72.0Getting worse
Shoplifting1.00.350.230.12Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.42.10.69Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14151414Safer

Changes In Broad Clyst's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broad Clyst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Broad Clyst25.01-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4168% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8776% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2877% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Broad Clyst During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Broad Clyst change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Broad Clyst saw a 233% increase in anti-social behaviour. Broad Clyst saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-22%+233%+120%+33%+14%+100%+75%-50%-42%+22%
Burglary----50%+100%----+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson----+167%-33%-+25%-20%-
Drugs----+100%-----
Other Crime---50%-------
Other Theft--------50%--75%
Public Order+100%+100%--50%--50%--50%+200%-
Vehicle Crime------83%-83%---
Violence and Sexual Offences-58%-14%-54%-11%+63%-+86%-29%+10%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Broad Clyst

What police force serves Broad Clyst?
Broad Clyst's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Broad Clyst?
Broad Clyst is the second safest small town in Devon.
What is Broad Clyst's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Broad Clyst are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Broad Clyst?
Broad Clyst's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021