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Crime and Safety in Sidmouth

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Sidmouth is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 124th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sidmouth in 2021 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 73% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sidmouth is the 112nd safest small town, and the 4,589th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Sidmouth was the worst small town in Devon for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Sidmouth residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.48 per 1,000 residents. Sidmouth recorded 1 report of theft from the person during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for theft from the person in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Sidmouth are violence and sexual offences, with 209 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 171 offences and a difference of 2.63 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Sidmouth's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Sidmouth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Devon

94% lower, regional crime rate

South West

153% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sidmouth is 94% lower than the South West and 153% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sidmouth Crime Rate Over Time

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Sidmouth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sidmouth 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 Sidmouth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202130437
202029423
201932457
201841591
201735509
201628405

Crime in Sidmouth Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Sidmouth This Year

 SidmouthDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21514.8523,77919.81 33% safer
Bicycle Theft60.413360.28 32% more dangerous
Burglary171.172,1141.76 50% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson624.287,9566.63 55% safer
Drugs261.802,9292.44 36% safer
Other Crime50.351,7091.42 306% safer
Other Theft372.564,1113.43 34% safer
Possession of Weapons90.627770.65 4.8% safer
Public Order493.395,0584.21 24% safer
Robbery10.073800.32 357% safer
Shoplifting70.482,9322.44 408% safer
Vehicle Crime90.622,0191.68 171% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20914.4431,91026.59 84% safer

Sidmouth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Northam31925.5618% safer
Bovey Tracey21227.2311% safer
Seaton21128.008% safer
Ottery St. Mary27328.715% safer
Ivybridge34429.263.2% safer
Sidmouth43730.19-
Broad Clyst27031.263.4% more dangerous
Kingsteignton37833.279% more dangerous
Fremington39633.4810% more dangerous
Teignmouth56336.8618% more dangerous
Tavistock49039.0623% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sidmouth

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Recent Crimes in Sidmouth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Baker CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ivy CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lock CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near The Old VicarageInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near CranfordInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sedemuda CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Salters MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brook LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Yarde CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Coburg RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Howarth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hatway HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Primley MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tully GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Howarth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sid LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Sidmouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15151915 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.620.550.480.41 Safer
Burglary3.42.52.11.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.94.84.74.3 Safer
Drugs1.20.971.21.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.480.410.830.35 Safer
Other Theft63.52.42.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.070.280.62 Getting worse
Public Order2.62.52.43.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.14-0.07 Safer
Shoplifting2.52.51.30.48 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.31.41.40.62 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15121214 Getting worse

Changes In Sidmouth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sidmouth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sidmouth30.19-
Barnet67.0855% more dangerous
Croydon82.4863% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0566% more dangerous
Bristol90.5267% more dangerous
Coventry102.2470% more dangerous
Leicester111.5973% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0675% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6477% more dangerous
Bradford132.2877% more dangerous
Leeds150.9480% more dangerous

Crime in Sidmouth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sidmouth Sidford23934First
Sidmouth Town14628Second

Crime in Sidmouth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sidmouth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Sidmouth saw a 600% increase in criminal damage and arson. Sidmouth saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+57%+83%-13%+109%+37%+41%+7%+36%-35%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-33%--60%-+200%+100%-+50%--75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-64%-13%-50%+75%+400%-33%+17%+200%-+600%
Drugs---33%+100%--50%--+150%+300%
Other Crime-------+300%-50%-
Other Theft--50%-40%+300%---50%-25%-44%+33%
Public Order-+200%-80%-50%+100%--20%-67%-33%+100%
Shoplifting+33%-------86%--
Vehicle Crime-+250%-33%+100%--50%-+100%-67%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+73%+15%--46%+100%-36%+46%-35%-26%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sidmouth

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

How dangerous is Sidmouth?
Sidmouth is among the top 10 safest small towns in Devon.

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

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

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