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Crime and Safety in Broad Clyst

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Broad Clyst is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 116th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broad Clyst in 2021 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 67% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broad Clyst is the 117th safest small town, and the 4,830th 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.

The most common crimes in Broad Clyst are violence and sexual offences, with 140 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 118 offences and a difference of 2.55 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Broad Clyst's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Broad Clyst 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Devon

88% lower, regional crime rate

South West

145% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Broad Clyst is 88% lower than the South West and 145% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Broad Clyst Crime Rate Over Time

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Broad Clyst Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Broad Clyst 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 Broad Clyst

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202131270
202025214
201926222
201827236
201727231
201617146

Crime in Broad Clyst Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Broad Clyst This Year

 Broad ClystDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12514.4723,77919.81 37% safer
Bicycle Theft20.233360.28 22% safer
Burglary80.932,1141.76 89% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson434.987,9566.63 33% safer
Drugs111.272,9292.44 92% safer
Other Crime101.161,7091.42 22% safer
Other Theft192.204,1113.43 56% safer
Possession of Weapons10.127770.65 442% safer
Public Order323.715,0584.21 13% safer
Shoplifting10.122,9322.44 1933% safer
Theft From the Person10.123120.26 117% safer
Vehicle Crime20.232,0191.68 630% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14016.2131,91026.59 64% safer

Broad Clyst Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bovey Tracey21227.2315% safer
Seaton21128.0012% safer
Ottery St. Mary27328.719% safer
Ivybridge34429.267% safer
Sidmouth43730.193.5% safer
Broad Clyst27031.26-
Kingsteignton37833.276% more dangerous
Fremington39633.487% more dangerous
Teignmouth56336.8615% more dangerous
Tavistock49039.0620% more dangerous
Brixham67339.6321% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broad Clyst

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Recent Crimes in Broad Clyst

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bluehayes LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Parkside RoadOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parkside RoadOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beare SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clyst AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Beare SquareOffender given a caution
February 2022Other theftOn or near Blackhorse LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parkside CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Theft from the personOn or near Bluehayes LaneLocal resolution
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parkside RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackhorse LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackhorse LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluehayes LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Broad Clyst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15111514 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.12-0.23 Safer
Burglary0.461.31.30.93 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.03.04.05.0 Getting worse
Drugs0.230.690.931.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.580.580.461.2 Getting worse
Other Theft3.41.41.32.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.120.230.12No change
Public Order2.01.72.03.7 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.350.230.120.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.42.10.690.23 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15141416 Getting worse

Changes In Broad Clyst's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broad Clyst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Broad Clyst31.26-
Barnet67.0853% more dangerous
Croydon82.4862% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0565% more dangerous
Bristol90.5265% more dangerous
Coventry102.2469% more dangerous
Leicester111.5972% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0675% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6476% more dangerous
Bradford132.2876% more dangerous
Leeds150.9479% 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%+63%-50%-42%+22%
Burglary----50%+100%----+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson----+167%-33%-+25%--
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%+50%-+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 among the top 10 safest small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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