Tiverton Crime Overview

Tiverton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Devon, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Devon's 430 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tiverton in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Devon rate of 51 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tiverton is the 353rd safest small town, and the 3,392nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Tiverton was the worst small town in Devon for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Tiverton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.71 per 1,000 residents. Tiverton recorded 4 reports of other crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for other crime in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Tiverton are violence and sexual offences, with 529 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 19% lower than 2019's figure of 627 offences and a difference of 4.37 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Tiverton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 167% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Tiverton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Tiverton This Year

 TivertonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48521.6228,25923.549% safer
Bicycle Theft90.404390.378% more dangerous
Burglary532.362,6442.207% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1597.098,1196.764.7% more dangerous
Drugs301.343,3132.76106% safer
Other Crime160.711,6151.3590% safer
Other Theft733.254,3703.6412% safer
Possession of Weapons70.318390.70126% safer
Public Order773.434,8414.0317% safer
Robbery120.533870.3240% more dangerous
Shoplifting482.142,8972.4113% safer
Theft From the Person30.132750.2377% safer
Vehicle Crime381.692,2621.8811% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences52923.5829,57324.644.5% safer

Tiverton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Teignmouth61740.3916% safer
Dawlish63641.8212% safer
Honiton48243.029% safer
Axminster34344.784.9% safer
Brixham77345.523.2% safer
Tiverton1,05446.98-
Crediton40050.477% more dangerous
Bideford1,08759.3921% more dangerous
Totnes50861.8824% more dangerous
Ilfracombe72063.8026% more dangerous
Barnstaple1,98381.0342% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tiverton

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Recent Crimes in Tiverton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Silver StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Exeter HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Aspen WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Threwstones CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Branscombe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Branscombe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrowby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Tiverton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near RoundhillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near RoundhillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Tiverton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24252422Safer
Bicycle Theft0.450.310.620.40Safer
Burglary4.63.52.32.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8897Safer
Drugs1.62.12.41.3Safer
Other Crime1.11.10.980.71Safer
Other Theft764.43.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.580.670.31Safer
Public Order2.94.44.43.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.450.490.53Getting worse
Shoplifting684.62.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.220.360.13Safer
Vehicle Crime2.62.81.51.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20262824Safer

Changes In Tiverton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tiverton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tiverton46.98-
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Tiverton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tiverton East44159Second
Tiverton North & Outer15718Third
Tiverton West45572First

Crime in Tiverton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tiverton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Tiverton saw a 300% increase in burglary. Tiverton saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 93% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-31%+32%+9%-11%-18%+21%-40%-12%-14%+64%
Bicycle Theft-----50%-----
Burglary-+200%-33%+300%-75%-50%-40%+40%+125%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-35%-54%-23%-27%-12%--25%+30%-9%+25%
Drugs-60%-80%-50%--+133%--67%-56%-
Other Crime--83%--50%-83%-+33%---
Other Theft-33%-60%-33%-63%-79%-56%-46%-+40%+200%
Possession of Weapons---50%-----75%--
Public Order-50%---60%+30%-44%-18%+60%-+75%
Robbery-50%------50%-50%--
Shoplifting-25%-93%--71%-86%-83%-22%-45%-63%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime---60%--50%+50%+50%-20%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-36%-19%-26%-29%-29%+6%-11%-20%-35%+26%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tiverton

What police force serves Tiverton?
Tiverton's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Tiverton?
Tiverton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Devon.
What is Tiverton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Tiverton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Tiverton?
Tiverton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021