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Crime and Safety in Honiton

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Honiton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Devon, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Honiton in 2021 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Honiton is the 222nd safest small town, and the 4,366th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Honiton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Devon for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Honiton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.45 per 1,000 residents. Honiton recorded 3 reports of vehicle crime during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Honiton are violence and sexual offences, with 225 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 1.8% higher than 2020's figure of 221 offences and a difference of 0.35 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Honiton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Honiton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Devon

40% lower, regional crime rate

South West

73% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Honiton is 40% lower than the South West and 73% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Honiton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Honiton 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 Honiton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202142471
202043482
201955619
201851572
201741461
201639439

Crime in Honiton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Honiton This Year

 HonitonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16815.0023,77919.81 32% safer
Burglary121.072,1141.76 64% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson686.077,9566.63 9% safer
Drugs282.502,9292.44 2.4% more dangerous
Other Crime80.711,7091.42 100% safer
Other Theft292.594,1113.43 32% safer
Possession of Weapons121.077770.65 39% more dangerous
Public Order494.375,0584.21 3.7% more dangerous
Robbery10.093800.32 256% safer
Shoplifting221.962,9322.44 24% safer
Vehicle Crime171.522,0191.68 11% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22520.0831,91026.59 32% safer

Honiton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingsteignton37833.2726% safer
Fremington39633.4826% safer
Teignmouth56336.8614% safer
Tavistock49039.068% safer
Brixham67339.636% safer
Honiton47142.04-
Cullompton45644.566% more dangerous
Crediton35745.057% more dangerous
Axminster34645.187% more dangerous
Dawlish72047.3411% more dangerous
Totnes39648.2413% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Honiton

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Recent Crimes in Honiton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other crimeOn or near All Saints CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Phillips SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Millers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Duchy RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Mark'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chapel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sidmouth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Joslin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The PinesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mark'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sawmills WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chestnut WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near New StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mark'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westcott WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Livermore RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Central PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mark'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Honiton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18191815 Safer
Burglary1.42.52.21.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6766 Getting worse
Drugs1.21.32.82.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.90.892.00.71 Safer
Other Theft64.62.92.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.980.801.1 Getting worse
Public Order4.34.63.14.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.27-0.09 Safer
Shoplifting54.32.02.0 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.83.21.71.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22252020 Safer

Changes In Honiton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Honiton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.935% safer
Honiton42.04-
Birmingham49.6015% more dangerous
Barnet67.0837% more dangerous
Croydon82.4849% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0353% more dangerous
Bristol90.5254% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Honiton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Honiton North & East34657First
Honiton South & West12222Second

Crime in Honiton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Honiton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Honiton saw a 350% increase in drugs. Honiton saw a large fall in public order during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+63%-13%-26%-19%-53%+60%-32%+33%-+67%
Burglary+20%-50%--+100%+50%+150%-33%-67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+38%--25%--33%+200%+29%-60%-17%-25%
Drugs----50%+100%-+100%-50%+350%-33%
Other Crime--------+50%-
Other Theft-14%+200%+33%-33%-57%-33%--33%-75%-
Possession of Weapons-----+100%----
Public Order+100%-88%-33%+200%-60%-25%+133%-40%-71%-75%
Shoplifting-50%--+300%--50%--50%+200%-83%
Vehicle Crime-----50%+100%+200%-67%-+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%+63%-10%-42%-27%-16%-47%-28%-27%-50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Honiton

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

How dangerous is Honiton?
Honiton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Devon.

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

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

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