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Crime and Safety in Exmouth

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Exmouth is the safest medium-sized town in Devon, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Exmouth in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 19% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Exmouth is the 23rd safest medium-sized town, and the 4,073rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Exmouth was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Devon for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Exmouth residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Exmouth recorded 6 reports of possession of weapons during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Exmouth are violence and sexual offences, with 816 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 3.8% higher than 2020's figure of 785 offences and a difference of 0.87 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Exmouth's least common crime is robbery, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 22% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Exmouth 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Devon

34% lower, regional crime rate

South West

66% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Exmouth is 34% lower than the South West and 66% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Exmouth Crime Rate Over Time

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Exmouth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Exmouth 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 Exmouth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021441,563
2020441,558
2019541,915
2018572,030
2017551,958
2016451,611

Crime in Exmouth Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Exmouth This Year

 ExmouthDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour72320.2423,77919.81 2.1% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft110.313360.28 10% more dangerous
Burglary310.872,1141.76 102% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1975.517,9566.63 20% safer
Drugs691.932,9292.44 26% safer
Other Crime330.921,7091.42 54% safer
Other Theft962.694,1113.43 28% safer
Possession of Weapons230.647770.65 1.6% safer
Public Order1704.765,0584.21 12% more dangerous
Robbery90.253800.32 28% safer
Shoplifting501.402,9322.44 74% safer
Theft From the Person110.313120.26 16% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime471.322,0191.68 27% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences81622.8431,91026.59 16% safer

Exmouth Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Exmouth1,56343.75-
Newton Abbot1,72564.7232% more dangerous
Torquay5,354104.8558% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Exmouth

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Recent Crimes in Exmouth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alston TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Foxholes HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Woodfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenpark RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Imperial RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Queen'S CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Albion StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Withycombe Village RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Halsdon LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Halsdon LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sturges RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Carlton HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Elwyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near The Royal AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Carlton HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Wood LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Exmouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21202420 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.870.640.500.31 Safer
Burglary2.52.41.40.87 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9976 Safer
Drugs1.42.42.11.9 Getting worse
Other Crime0.980.670.730.92 Safer
Other Theft54.12.82.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.420.480.64 Getting worse
Public Order4.24.93.84.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.480.310.25 Safer
Shoplifting53.71.31.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.480.080.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.31.70.981.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25232223 Getting worse

Changes In Exmouth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Exmouth's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Exmouth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Imperial Recreation Ground----131.2
King George's Field-----10.28

Comparing Exmouth to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9310% safer
Exmouth43.75-
Birmingham49.6012% more dangerous
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0351% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Exmouth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Exmouth Brixington12519Fifth
Exmouth Halsdon17025Fourth
Exmouth Littleham39352Second
Exmouth Town55375First
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh32243Third

Exmouth Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourExmouth Brixington (37)Exmouth Town (275)
Bicycle TheftExmouth Brixington (1)Exmouth Town (6)
BurglaryExmouth Littleham (8)Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh (12)
Criminal Damage and ArsonExmouth Brixington (15)Exmouth Town (73)
DrugsExmouth Brixington (6)Exmouth Town (27)
Other CrimeExmouth Halsdon (3)Exmouth Town (11)
Other TheftExmouth Brixington (11)Exmouth Town (28)
Possession of WeaponsExmouth Withycombe Raleigh (1)Exmouth Town (13)
Public OrderExmouth Brixington (17)Exmouth Town (57)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh (1)Exmouth Town (4)
ShopliftingExmouth Brixington (1)Exmouth Town (22)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Exmouth Town (3)Exmouth Littleham (5)
Vehicle CrimeExmouth Brixington (2)Exmouth Littleham (19)
Violence and Sexual OffencesExmouth Brixington (64)Exmouth Town (286)

Crime in Exmouth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Exmouth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Exmouth saw a 300% increase in other crime. Exmouth saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Exmouth's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+30%+88%+66%+82%+4%+14%-25%+24%+10%
Bicycle Theft----67%-67%-+67%---
Burglary-89%-92%-25%+20%-25%-50%-50%-25%-71%-80%
Criminal Damage and Arson--10%+6%-14%-38%-9%-4%-65%--9%
Drugs-86%+233%-8%-54%-25%+20%+14%+60%+100%-67%
Other Crime+300%+100%--33%--60%----
Other Theft+13%-92%-42%-29%+55%-65%+8%-59%-50%-33%
Possession of Weapons--50%----50%--+300%-
Public Order+27%-48%-63%-13%+5%-36%+22%-38%--
Robbery+100%-67%---50%-67%+50%---
Shoplifting-50%-87%-71%-50%--58%--71%-56%+33%
Theft From the Person--------50%--
Vehicle Crime-43%-57%-83%+133%+100%--50%-80%-71%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-37%-17%+10%-1%-10%+22%+7%-7%+31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Exmouth

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

How dangerous is Exmouth?
Exmouth is the safest medium-sized town in Devon.

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

What is the least common crime in Exmouth?
Exmouth's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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