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Crime and Safety in Crediton

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Crediton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Devon, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Crediton in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Crediton is the 268th safest small town, and the 3,868th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Crediton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Devon for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2018 was also a bad month for Crediton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 2.0 per 1,000 residents. Crediton recorded 7 reports of burglary during February 2018, making its crime rate of 0.88 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Crediton are violence and sexual offences, with 208 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 196 offences and a difference of 1.52 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Crediton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Crediton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Devon

30% lower, regional crime rate

South West

62% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Crediton is 30% lower than the South West and 62% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Crediton Crime Rate Over Time

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Crediton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Crediton 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 Crediton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145357
202050400
201957448
201852411
201752409
201632251

Crime in Crediton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Crediton This Year

 CreditonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15819.9423,77919.81 0.65% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.133360.28 115% safer
Burglary70.882,1141.76 100% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson475.937,9566.63 12% safer
Drugs91.142,9292.44 114% safer
Other Crime70.881,7091.42 61% safer
Other Theft232.904,1113.43 18% safer
Public Order293.665,0584.21 15% safer
Robbery10.133800.32 146% safer
Shoplifting182.272,9322.44 7% safer
Theft From the Person30.383120.26 32% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime40.502,0191.68 236% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20826.2531,91026.59 1.3% safer

Crediton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Teignmouth56336.8622% safer
Tavistock49039.0615% safer
Brixham67339.6314% safer
Honiton47142.047% safer
Cullompton45644.561.1% safer
Crediton35745.05-
Axminster34645.180.29% more dangerous
Dawlish72047.344.8% more dangerous
Totnes39648.247% more dangerous
Bideford93851.2512% more dangerous
Tiverton1,25155.7619% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Crediton

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Recent Crimes in Crediton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Buller RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tuckers MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Union TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Albert CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Buller RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KiddicottUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Tuckers MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinning Bath GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Cherry GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinning Bath GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dean StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Public orderOn or near Kirton DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022ShopliftingOn or near North StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen Elizabeth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WinswoodUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022RobberyOn or near Brays CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near BarnfieldUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Union RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Crediton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19142520 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.250.250.130.13 Safer
Burglary2.83.53.50.88 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.7986 Safer
Drugs0.500.881.61.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.40.630.88 Safer
Other Theft554.22.9 Safer
Public Order4.254.33.7 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.130.250.13 Safer
Shoplifting3.83.50.882.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)---0.38No change
Vehicle Crime4.22.51.40.50 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25242526 Getting worse

Changes In Crediton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Crediton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9313% safer
Crediton45.05-
Birmingham49.609% more dangerous
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0350% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Crediton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Crediton34343First

Crime in Crediton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Crediton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Crediton saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Crediton saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+10%+32%+480%+189%+57%+21%+88%+30%+243%+1,000%
Burglary-+250%--+100%+100%-50%--20%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson--11%-36%-25%-20%-43%-50%+150%+267%-20%
Drugs----------
Other Theft-25%-50%-60%+250%+200%-50%-20%-50%-+100%
Public Order--50%-60%-71%-+700%--67%+300%+100%
Shoplifting--------+67%-
Vehicle Crime-+100%-------67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences---13%+6%+8%-26%-10%-6%+6%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Crediton

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

How dangerous is Crediton?
Crediton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Devon.

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

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

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