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Crime and Safety in Fremington

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Fremington is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 100th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fremington in 2021 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 56% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fremington is the 132nd safest small town, and the 5,275th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Fremington was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Devon for vehicle crime, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2017 was also a bad month for Fremington residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Fremington recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during September 2016, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Fremington are violence and sexual offences, with 209 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 25% higher than 2020's figure of 156 offences and a difference of 4.48 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Fremington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Fremington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Devon

75% lower, regional crime rate

South West

118% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Fremington is 75% lower than the South West and 118% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Fremington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Fremington 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 Fremington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202133396
202025297
201931361
201828327
201729346
201623276

Crime in Fremington Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Fremington This Year

 FremingtonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14712.4323,77919.81 59% safer
Bicycle Theft50.423360.28 33% more dangerous
Burglary141.182,1141.76 49% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson544.577,9566.63 45% safer
Drugs131.102,9292.44 122% safer
Other Crime80.681,7091.42 109% safer
Other Theft231.944,1113.43 77% safer
Possession of Weapons60.517770.65 27% safer
Public Order292.455,0584.21 72% safer
Shoplifting141.182,9322.44 107% safer
Theft From the Person10.083120.26 225% safer
Vehicle Crime201.692,0191.68 0.59% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences20917.6731,91026.59 50% safer

Fremington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ottery St. Mary27328.7117% safer
Ivybridge34429.2614% safer
Sidmouth43730.1911% safer
Broad Clyst27031.267% safer
Kingsteignton37833.270.63% safer
Fremington39633.48-
Teignmouth56336.869% more dangerous
Tavistock49039.0614% more dangerous
Brixham67339.6316% more dangerous
Honiton47142.0420% more dangerous
Cullompton45644.5625% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fremington

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Recent Crimes in Fremington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byways CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aspen GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rushcott CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Church HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A361Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near CrosslandsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WoodvilleUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near West YellandInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WoodvilleUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coopers DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BabbagesUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near John Smale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kilnwood ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect

Fremington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9121312 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.250.080.42 Getting worse
Burglary0.760.590.681.2 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5.03.13.04.6 Getting worse
Drugs0.681.51.81.1 Safer
Other Crime0.850.680.250.68 Safer
Other Theft2.32.41.51.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.420.080.51 Getting worse
Public Order1.42.62.12.4 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.31.51.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.17-0.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.81.10.851.7 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13161318 Getting worse

Changes In Fremington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fremington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fremington33.48-
Coventry39.9316% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6032% more dangerous
Barnet67.0850% more dangerous
Croydon82.4859% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0363% more dangerous
Bristol90.5263% more dangerous
Leicester111.5970% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0673% more dangerous
Bradford132.2875% more dangerous
Leeds150.9478% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%-61%+73%+85%+31%-13%--37%+100%+40%
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--33%-+100%-60%+400%+33%+67%-75%-
Drugs--50%-80%-+300%---+150%-
Other Theft-67%--75%+200%---71%+200%-+100%
Public Order-67%+50%-+33%+100%+50%-33%-25%-33%-
Shoplifting+100%----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 among the top 10 safest small towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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