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Crime and Safety in Cullompton

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Cullompton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Devon, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cullompton in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cullompton is the 255th safest small town, and the 3,977th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Cullompton was the worst small town in Devon for drugs, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.78 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Cullompton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Cullompton recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for theft from the person in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Cullompton are violence and sexual offences, with 256 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 209 offences and a difference of 4.59 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Cullompton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 75% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Cullompton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Devon

32% lower, regional crime rate

South West

72% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cullompton is 32% lower than the South West and 72% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cullompton Crime Rate Over Time

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Cullompton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cullompton 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 Cullompton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145456
202036372
201943436
201841422
201734350
201629301

Crime in Cullompton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Cullompton This Year

 CullomptonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18017.5923,77919.81 13% safer
Bicycle Theft40.393360.28 28% more dangerous
Burglary100.982,1141.76 80% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson615.967,9566.63 11% safer
Drugs191.862,9292.44 31% safer
Other Crime121.171,7091.42 21% safer
Other Theft242.354,1113.43 46% safer
Possession of Weapons40.397770.65 67% safer
Public Order313.035,0584.21 39% safer
Shoplifting282.742,9322.44 11% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime70.682,0191.68 147% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25625.0131,91026.59 6% safer

Cullompton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fremington39633.4833% safer
Teignmouth56336.8621% safer
Tavistock49039.0614% safer
Brixham67339.6312% safer
Honiton47142.046% safer
Cullompton45644.56-
Crediton35745.051.1% more dangerous
Axminster34645.181.4% more dangerous
Dawlish72047.346% more dangerous
Totnes39648.248% more dangerous
Bideford93851.2513% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cullompton

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Recent Crimes in Cullompton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langlands RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near River DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Weavers WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ploudal RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Culm LeaOffender given a caution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bockland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bockland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lancaster CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goblin LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hayman'S CloseOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrew'S EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bockland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrew'S EstateOffender given a caution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Drake RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetLocal resolution
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrew'S EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Linden RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Cullompton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15121818 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.290.200.100.39 Getting worse
Burglary1.90.980.680.98 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.154.96 Getting worse
Drugs1.82.21.21.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.880.881.2 Getting worse
Other Theft4.93.32.92.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.200.290.39 Getting worse
Public Order3.02.42.03.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.52.51.52.7 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.91.71.10.68 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19222025 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Cullompton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cullompton44.56-
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Cullompton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cullompton43349First

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 10 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.

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