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Crime and Safety in Teignmouth

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Teignmouth is among the top 20 safest small towns in Devon, and is the 79th most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Teignmouth in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Teignmouth is the 158th safest small town, and the 5,282nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Teignmouth was the worst small town in Devon for shoplifting, with 30 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Teignmouth residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Teignmouth recorded 4 reports of vehicle crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Teignmouth are violence and sexual offences, with 321 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 275 offences and a difference of 3.01 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Teignmouth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Teignmouth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Devon

59% lower, regional crime rate

South West

107% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Teignmouth is 59% lower than the South West and 107% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Teignmouth Crime Rate Over Time

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Teignmouth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Teignmouth 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 Teignmouth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137563
202040617
201942636
201852790
201749749
201636548

Crime in Teignmouth Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Teignmouth This Year

 TeignmouthDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22714.8623,77919.81 33% safer
Bicycle Theft10.073360.28 300% safer
Burglary171.112,1141.76 59% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson815.307,9566.63 25% safer
Drugs191.242,9292.44 97% safer
Other Crime100.651,7091.42 118% safer
Other Theft241.574,1113.43 118% safer
Possession of Weapons50.337770.65 97% safer
Public Order402.625,0584.21 61% safer
Robbery10.073800.32 357% safer
Shoplifting312.032,9322.44 20% safer
Theft From the Person10.073120.26 271% safer
Vehicle Crime120.792,0191.68 113% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32121.0131,91026.59 27% safer

Teignmouth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ivybridge34429.2626% safer
Sidmouth43730.1922% safer
Broad Clyst27031.2618% safer
Kingsteignton37833.2711% safer
Fremington39633.4810% safer
Teignmouth56336.86-
Tavistock49039.066% more dangerous
Brixham67339.637% more dangerous
Honiton47142.0412% more dangerous
Cullompton45644.5617% more dangerous
Crediton35745.0518% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Teignmouth

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Recent Crimes in Teignmouth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Den RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Barnpark CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elm GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Somerset PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bitton Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oakley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Frobisher CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Saxe StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bitton Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Falkland WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Brookside CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brookside CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brookside CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fraser DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Drake AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The RowdensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beechwood CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barnpark TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect

Teignmouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29212215 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.390.130.07 Safer
Burglary1.51.41.71.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6665 Safer
Drugs1.61.61.71.2 Safer
Other Crime1.31.40.590.65 Safer
Other Theft4.43.22.71.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.330.260.33 Getting worse
Public Order3.03.03.32.6 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.390.330.07 Safer
Shoplifting6652.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.20-0.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.30.590.79 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25171821 Getting worse

Changes In Teignmouth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Teignmouth's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Teignmouth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Milford Park3-1--02.2

Comparing Teignmouth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Teignmouth36.86-
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0559% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6472% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Teignmouth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Teignmouth North15919Second
Teignmouth South40459First

Crime in Teignmouth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Teignmouth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Teignmouth saw a 1,400% increase in shoplifting. Teignmouth saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 93% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-27%+12%+76%+62%+91%-7%+13%+53%-5%-50%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%--+100%+200%---+100%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%-13%+75%-20%+33%+13%+71%-17%+25%-75%
Drugs-33%--50%--67%--50%+133%--
Other Crime------50%--50%-50%+100%
Other Theft+50%-+50%-50%--83%-20%-43%-67%+33%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+300%-50%-40%-+33%+167%-40%+33%+33%-
Shoplifting-75%+50%+100%-61%-50%+100%-93%+1,400%+17%+33%
Vehicle Crime-----50%---+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%-32%-12%+12%+14%-19%+5%+32%-+59%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Teignmouth

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

How dangerous is Teignmouth?
Teignmouth is among the top 20 safest small towns in Devon.

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

What is the least common crime in Teignmouth?
Teignmouth's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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