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Crime and Safety in Kingsteignton

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Kingsteignton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 102nd most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingsteignton in 2021 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 57% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingsteignton is the 128th safest small town, and the 5,212nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Kingsteignton was the worst small town in Devon for other crime, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Kingsteignton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Kingsteignton recorded 2 reports of robbery during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for robbery in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Kingsteignton are violence and sexual offences, with 192 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 174 offences and a difference of 1.59 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Kingsteignton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Kingsteignton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Devon

76% lower, regional crime rate

South West

130% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kingsteignton is 76% lower than the South West and 130% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kingsteignton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Kingsteignton represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Kingsteignton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202133378
202033378
201934390
201845515
201741463
201626293

Crime in Kingsteignton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Kingsteignton This Year

 KingsteigntonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14412.6723,77919.81 56% safer
Bicycle Theft10.093360.28 211% safer
Burglary90.792,1141.76 123% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson675.907,9566.63 12% safer
Drugs151.322,9292.44 85% safer
Other Crime100.881,7091.42 61% safer
Other Theft171.504,1113.43 129% safer
Possession of Weapons30.267770.65 150% safer
Public Order292.555,0584.21 65% safer
Robbery10.093800.32 256% safer
Shoplifting252.202,9322.44 11% safer
Theft From the Person20.183120.26 44% safer
Vehicle Crime70.622,0191.68 171% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19216.9031,91026.59 57% safer

Kingsteignton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Seaton21128.0019% safer
Ottery St. Mary27328.7116% safer
Ivybridge34429.2614% safer
Sidmouth43730.1910% safer
Broad Clyst27031.266% safer
Kingsteignton37833.27-
Fremington39633.480.63% more dangerous
Teignmouth56336.8610% more dangerous
Tavistock49039.0615% more dangerous
Brixham67339.6316% more dangerous
Honiton47142.0421% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingsteignton

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Recent Crimes in Kingsteignton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Badgers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near B3195Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gestridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rydon AcresUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willhays CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vicarage HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Homers CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clifford CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadowcroft DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Five LanesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rydon AcresUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rydon AcresUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ash RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leaze RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chudleigh RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willhays CloseOffender given a caution
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Badgers CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Abbrook AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kingsteignton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18141013 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.180.090.090.09 Safer
Burglary1.11.31.30.79 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.866 Getting worse
Drugs1.81.12.71.3 Safer
Other Crime0.970.700.970.88 Getting worse
Other Theft4.13.22.21.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.790.180.620.26 Safer
Public Order2.81.41.52.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.180.180.09 Safer
Shoplifting4.22.41.52.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.26-0.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.82.30.620.62 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20161517 Safer

Changes In Kingsteignton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kingsteignton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kingsteignton33.27-
Barnet67.0850% more dangerous
Croydon82.4860% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0563% more dangerous
Bristol90.5263% more dangerous
Coventry102.2467% more dangerous
Leicester111.5970% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0673% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6474% more dangerous
Bradford132.2875% more dangerous
Leeds150.9478% more dangerous

Crime in Kingsteignton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kingsteignton30935First

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 10 safest small town 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.

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