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Crime and Safety in Ivybridge

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Ivybridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 130th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ivybridge in 2021 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 78% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ivybridge is the 105th safest small town, and the 4,415th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Ivybridge was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Devon for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2017 was also a bad month for Ivybridge residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Ivybridge recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during December 2016, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Ivybridge are violence and sexual offences, with 175 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 10% lower than 2020's figure of 192 offences and a difference of 1.45 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Ivybridge's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Ivybridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Devon

101% lower, regional crime rate

South West

149% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ivybridge is 101% lower than the South West and 149% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ivybridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Ivybridge Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ivybridge 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 Ivybridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202129344
202030351
201928334
201830357
201734397
201625289

Crime in Ivybridge Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Ivybridge This Year

 IvybridgeDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14612.4223,77919.81 60% safer
Burglary90.772,1141.76 129% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson433.667,9566.63 81% safer
Drugs100.852,9292.44 187% safer
Other Crime100.851,7091.42 67% safer
Other Theft231.964,1113.43 75% safer
Possession of Weapons20.177770.65 282% safer
Public Order363.065,0584.21 38% safer
Robbery10.093800.32 256% safer
Shoplifting242.042,9322.44 20% safer
Theft From the Person10.093120.26 189% safer
Vehicle Crime100.852,0191.68 98% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17514.8831,91026.59 79% safer

Ivybridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Braunton20124.1421% safer
Northam31925.5614% safer
Bovey Tracey21227.237% safer
Seaton21128.004.5% safer
Ottery St. Mary27328.711.9% safer
Ivybridge34429.26-
Sidmouth43730.193.1% more dangerous
Broad Clyst27031.266% more dangerous
Kingsteignton37833.2712% more dangerous
Fremington39633.4813% more dangerous
Teignmouth56336.8621% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ivybridge

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Recent Crimes in Ivybridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Charlton TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Portal PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westover CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022RobberyOn or near Greenway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waltham WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Longbrook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harford RoadLocal resolution
February 2022Other theftOn or near Lower Brook ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Bowdens ParkOffender given a caution
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Longbrook CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ButterparkUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cleeve DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Harford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Erme RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Erme DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022DrugsOn or near Fore StreetOffender given a caution
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Uphill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution

Ivybridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1071512 Getting worse
Burglary1.31.40.600.77 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.14.163.7 Safer
Drugs1.30.680.770.85 Safer
Other Crime1.30.770.510.85 Safer
Other Theft2.01.41.42.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.170.340.17 Safer
Public Order1.92.02.43.1 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.26-0.09 Safer
Shoplifting1.22.60.772.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.09-0.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.60.940.340.85 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15141615 Getting worse

Changes In Ivybridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ivybridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ivybridge29.26-
Coventry39.9327% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6041% more dangerous
Barnet67.0856% more dangerous
Croydon82.4865% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0367% more dangerous
Bristol90.5268% more dangerous
Leicester111.5974% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0676% more dangerous
Bradford132.2878% more dangerous
Leeds150.9481% more dangerous

Crime in Ivybridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ivybridge34429First

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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