Teignmouth Crime Overview

Teignmouth is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Devon, and is the 53rd most dangerous overall out of Devon's 430 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Teignmouth in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Devon rate of 51 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Teignmouth is the 255th safest small town, and the 4,328th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Teignmouth was the worst small town in Devon for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Teignmouth residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 30 crimes at a rate of 2.0 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 275 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 4.4% higher than 2019's figure of 263 offences and a difference of 0.78 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Teignmouth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Teignmouth Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Teignmouth This Year

 TeignmouthDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34122.3228,25923.545% safer
Bicycle Theft20.134390.37185% safer
Burglary261.702,6442.2029% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson875.708,1196.7619% safer
Drugs261.703,3132.7662% safer
Other Crime90.591,6151.35129% safer
Other Theft412.684,3703.6436% safer
Possession of Weapons40.268390.70169% safer
Public Order503.274,8414.0323% safer
Robbery50.333870.323.0% more dangerous
Shoplifting835.432,8972.4156% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime90.592,2621.88219% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27518.0029,57324.6437% safer

Teignmouth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sidmouth42329.2238% safer
Tavistock37029.4937% safer
Ivybridge35129.8535% safer
Kingsteignton37833.2721% safer
Cullompton37236.3511% safer
Teignmouth61740.39-
Dawlish63641.823.4% more dangerous
Honiton48243.026% more dangerous
Axminster34344.7810% more dangerous
Brixham77345.5211% more dangerous
Tiverton1,05446.9814% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Teignmouth

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Recent Crimes in Teignmouth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Other theftOn or near Osmond'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Teign StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near EsplanadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bunting CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Second AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Second AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Fourth AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barnpark TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saxe StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near KingswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near The RowdensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Belgrave TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Bicycle theftOn or near First AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Belgrave TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Inverteign DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rockfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clampet LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Teignmouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34292122Safer
Bicycle Theft0.070.130.390.13Safer
Burglary3.11.51.41.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10666Safer
Drugs0.791.61.61.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.721.31.40.59Safer
Other Theft4.84.43.22.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.260.330.26Safer
Public Order2.73.03.03.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.070.390.33Getting worse
Shoplifting4.8665Safer
Vehicle Crime1.41.91.30.59Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20251718Safer

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 2020.

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

Comparing Teignmouth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Teignmouth40.39-
Barnet67.7140% more dangerous
Coventry77.4148% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8153% more dangerous
Bristol86.2153% more dangerous
Leicester97.4459% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8761% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Teignmouth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Teignmouth North19423Second
Teignmouth South42362First

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 most dangerous 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.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021