Cullompton Crime Overview

Cullompton is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Devon, and is the 71st most dangerous overall out of Devon's 430 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cullompton in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Devon rate of 51 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cullompton is the 191st safest small town, and the 5,109th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Cullompton was the worst small town in Devon for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.29 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Cullompton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Cullompton recorded 3 reports of robbery during April 2018, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst small town for robbery in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Cullompton are violence and sexual offences, with 209 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 230 offences and a difference of 2.05 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Cullompton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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See how Cullompton shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Cullompton and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Cullompton Compared To Devon

Summary of Crimes in Cullompton This Year

 CullomptonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18017.5928,25923.5434% safer
Bicycle Theft10.104390.37270% safer
Burglary70.682,6442.20224% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson504.898,1196.7638% safer
Drugs121.173,3132.76136% safer
Other Crime90.881,6151.3553% safer
Other Theft302.934,3703.6424% safer
Possession of Weapons30.298390.70141% safer
Public Order212.054,8414.0397% safer
Robbery10.103870.32220% safer
Shoplifting151.472,8972.4164% safer
Theft From the Person30.292750.2321% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.072,2621.8876% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20920.4229,57324.6421% safer

Cullompton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Northam34827.8930% safer
Sidmouth42329.2224% safer
Tavistock37029.4923% safer
Ivybridge35129.8522% safer
Kingsteignton37833.279% safer
Cullompton37236.35-
Teignmouth61740.3910% more dangerous
Dawlish63641.8213% more dangerous
Honiton48243.0216% more dangerous
Axminster34344.7819% more dangerous
Brixham77345.5220% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cullompton

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Cullompton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15151218Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.290.200.10Safer
Burglary1.41.90.980.68Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.154.9Getting worse
Drugs1.31.82.21.2Safer
Other Crime0.981.30.880.88Safer
Other Theft3.54.93.32.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.100.390.200.29Getting worse
Public Order1.93.02.42.0Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.490.200.10Safer
Shoplifting1.32.52.51.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.100.490.29Safer
Vehicle Crime1.31.91.71.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192220Getting worse

Changes In Cullompton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cullompton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Cullompton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cullompton Community Association Fields4-1--30.59

Comparing Cullompton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cullompton36.35-
Barnet67.7146% more dangerous
Coventry77.4153% more dangerous
Croydon83.2256% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Cullompton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cullompton35440First

Crime in Cullompton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cullompton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Cullompton saw a 800% increase in criminal damage and arson. Cullompton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 90% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+333%+71%+67%+144%-25%+38%+113%+67%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%-67%-20%+50%--90%-67%+300%+800%+33%
Drugs-60%---75%-+200%---50%-
Other Crime-67%------67%---
Other Theft+25%-75%-+50%-83%+100%--+100%-
Public Order-+100%-50%+300%-60%-33%-33%+50%-33%-
Shoplifting-50%---+100%-67%--75%+50%-
Theft From the Person-----+100%----
Vehicle Crime----40%--67%----
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%-59%-75%+25%-12%-36%-10%--4%+41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cullompton

What police force serves Cullompton?
Cullompton's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Cullompton?
Cullompton is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Devon.
What is Cullompton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cullompton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cullompton?
Cullompton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021