Ivybridge Crime Overview

Ivybridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 114th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 430 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ivybridge in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 72% lower than the Devon rate of 51 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ivybridge is the 112nd safest small town, and the 4,893rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2017, Ivybridge was the worst small town in Devon for vehicle crime, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2015 was also a bad month for Ivybridge residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Ivybridge are violence and sexual offences, with 192 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 164 offences and a difference of 2.38 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Ivybridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Ivybridge Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Ivybridge This Year

 IvybridgeDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17414.8028,25923.5459% safer
Bicycle Theft20.174390.37118% safer
Burglary70.602,6442.20267% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson746.298,1196.767% safer
Drugs90.773,3132.76258% safer
Other Crime60.511,6151.35165% safer
Other Theft161.364,3703.64168% safer
Possession of Weapons40.348390.70106% safer
Public Order282.384,8414.0369% safer
Shoplifting90.772,8972.41213% safer
Vehicle Crime40.342,2621.88453% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19216.3329,57324.6451% safer

Ivybridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bovey Tracey21327.369% safer
Seaton20827.608% safer
Northam34827.897% safer
Sidmouth42329.222.2% safer
Tavistock37029.491.2% safer
Ivybridge35129.85-
Kingsteignton37833.2710% more dangerous
Cullompton37236.3518% more dangerous
Teignmouth61740.3926% more dangerous
Dawlish63641.8229% more dangerous
Honiton48243.0231% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ivybridge

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Recent Crimes in Ivybridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Firtree RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Zion PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Mill MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Bowdens ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Filham Moor CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A38Unable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ButterparkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ButterparkUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ButterparkUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ButterparkUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodfield CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Langham WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Keaton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holman WayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher Brook ParkLocal resolution
July 2021Other theftOn or near Westover CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westover CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketFormal action is not in the public interest

Ivybridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1310715Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.51-0.170.17Safer
Burglary1.81.31.40.60Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.14.16Getting worse
Drugs0.771.30.680.77Safer
Other Crime1.31.30.770.51Safer
Other Theft3.92.01.41.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.430.170.34Getting worse
Public Order2.01.92.02.4Getting worse
Shoplifting2.51.22.60.77Safer
Vehicle Crime51.60.940.34Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11151416Getting worse

Changes In Ivybridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ivybridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ivybridge29.85-
Barnet67.7156% more dangerous
Coventry77.4161% more dangerous
Croydon83.2264% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2165% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8771% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0278% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% more dangerous

Crime in Ivybridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ivybridge35130First

Crime in Ivybridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ivybridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Ivybridge saw a 433% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ivybridge saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+113%+63%+183%+150%+150%+183%+129%+56%+433%
Burglary------80%--50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+75%+350%+200%-50%-+67%--25%+100%
Drugs--+100%---67%-50%---
Other Crime---67%-------
Other Theft-67%-67%--33%-+100%+100%--50%-
Public Order-40%---+67%+300%-75%---67%
Shoplifting--75%--50%--33%----
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences-19%+63%+17%+64%-10%+83%-43%+100%+240%+150%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ivybridge

What police force serves Ivybridge?
Ivybridge's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Ivybridge?
Ivybridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon.
What is Ivybridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ivybridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ivybridge?
Ivybridge's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021