Fremington Crime Overview

Fremington is the third safest small town in Devon, and is the 170th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 430 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fremington in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 104% lower than the Devon rate of 51 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fremington is the 75th safest small town, and the 3,807th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2017, Fremington was the worst small town in Devon for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2016 was also a bad month for Fremington residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Fremington are violence and sexual offences, with 156 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 24% lower than 2019's figure of 194 offences and a difference of 3.21 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Fremington's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Fremington Compared To Devon

Summary of Crimes in Fremington This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14812.5128,25923.5488% safer
Bicycle Theft10.084390.37362% safer
Burglary80.682,6442.20224% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson363.048,1196.76122% safer
Drugs211.783,3132.7655% safer
Other Crime30.251,6151.35440% safer
Other Theft181.524,3703.64139% safer
Possession of Weapons10.088390.70775% safer
Public Order252.114,8414.0391% safer
Shoplifting181.522,8972.4159% safer
Vehicle Crime100.852,2621.88121% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15613.1929,57324.6487% safer

Fremington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Braunton18922.7011% safer
Broad Clyst21625.010.40% safer
Ottery St. Mary24425.662.1% more dangerous
Bovey Tracey21327.368% more dangerous
Seaton20827.609% more dangerous
Northam34827.8910% more dangerous
Sidmouth42329.2214% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fremington

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Fremington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1391213Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.34-0.250.08Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.
Drugs1.70.681.51.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.850.680.25Safer
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.340.170.420.08Safer
Public Order2.
Shoplifting1. worse
Vehicle Crime0.681.81.10.85Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131613Safer

Changes In Fremington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fremington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4168% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8776% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2877% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Fremington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fremington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Fremington saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Fremington saw a large fall in drugs during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+33%-61%+73%+85%+31%-13%--37%+100%+40%
Criminal Damage and Arson--33%-+100%-60%+400%+33%+67%-75%-
Other Theft-67%--75%+200%---71%+200%-+100%
Public Order-67%+50%-+33%+100%+50%-33%-25%-33%-
Vehicle Crime+100%-+100%-+100%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%-69%-20%-20%-48%+50%--17%-45%-19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fremington

What police force serves Fremington?
Fremington's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Fremington?
Fremington is the third safest small town in Devon.
What is Fremington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fremington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Fremington?
Fremington's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021