Kingsteignton Crime Overview

Kingsteignton is among the top 20 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 84th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 430 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingsteignton in 2020 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than the Devon rate of 51 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingsteignton is the 155th safest small town, and the 5,644th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Kingsteignton was the worst small town in Devon for criminal damage and arson, with 36 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Kingsteignton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Kingsteignton recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during July 2018, making its crime rate of 0.35 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Kingsteignton are violence and sexual offences, with 174 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 187 offences and a difference of 1.15 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Kingsteignton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Kingsteignton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Kingsteignton This Year

 KingsteigntonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11510.1228,25923.54133% safer
Bicycle Theft10.094390.37311% safer
Burglary151.322,6442.2067% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson716.258,1196.768% safer
Drugs312.733,3132.761.1% safer
Other Crime110.971,6151.3539% safer
Other Theft252.204,3703.6465% safer
Possession of Weapons70.628390.7013% safer
Public Order171.504,8414.03169% safer
Robbery20.183870.3278% safer
Shoplifting171.502,8972.4161% safer
Vehicle Crime70.622,2621.88203% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17415.3129,57324.6461% safer

Kingsteignton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Seaton20827.6021% safer
Northam34827.8919% safer
Sidmouth42329.2214% safer
Tavistock37029.4913% safer
Ivybridge35129.8511% safer
Kingsteignton37833.27-
Cullompton37236.358% more dangerous
Teignmouth61740.3918% more dangerous
Dawlish63641.8220% more dangerous
Honiton48243.0223% more dangerous
Axminster34344.7826% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingsteignton

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Recent Crimes in Kingsteignton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tarrs EndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pottery RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Firleigh RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Newton RoadLocal resolution
August 2021DrugsOn or near Newton RoadOffender given penalty notice
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Newton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Margaret CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Margaret CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Margaret CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Moors EndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Honeywell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Firleigh RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Tarrs EndUnable to prosecute suspect

Kingsteignton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23181410Safer
Bicycle Theft0.530.180.090.09Safer
Burglary1.11.11.31.3Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson664.86Getting worse
Drugs1.51.81.12.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.530.970.700.97Getting worse
Other Theft4.34.13.22.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.790.180.62Getting worse
Public Order2.82.81.41.5Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.09-0.180.18Getting worse
Shoplifting4.64.22.41.5Safer
Vehicle Crime4.02.82.30.62Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15201615Safer

Changes In Kingsteignton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kingsteignton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kingsteignton33.27-
Barnet67.7151% more dangerous
Coventry77.4157% more dangerous
Croydon83.2260% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2161% more dangerous
Leicester97.4466% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8768% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2869% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in Kingsteignton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kingsteignton31235First

Crime in Kingsteignton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kingsteignton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Kingsteignton saw a 800% increase in criminal damage and arson. Kingsteignton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-55%-23%-13%+38%-35%-44%+67%+129%-53%+120%
Burglary-+33%-----67%---50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-56%+800%-50%-33%-83%--+25%+75%
Drugs-+50%-----+400%+200%-
Other Crime-67%---------
Other Theft--67%-57%+100%-75%+400%--33%-71%-
Public Order-67%-+300%---33%-33%---
Shoplifting-33%--50%--50%-67%----
Vehicle Crime--67%-------50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-41%-27%-33%+7%-59%+77%--18%+133%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kingsteignton

What police force serves Kingsteignton?
Kingsteignton's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Kingsteignton?
Kingsteignton is among the top 20 safest small towns in Devon.
What is Kingsteignton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Kingsteignton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Kingsteignton?
Kingsteignton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021