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Crime and Safety in Tiverton, Devon

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Tiverton is the third most dangerous small town in Devon, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of Devon's 403 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tiverton in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Devon's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the Devon rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tiverton is the 414th safest small town, and the 2,642nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Tiverton was the worst small town in Devon for criminal damage and arson, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Tiverton residents, when it was Devon's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Tiverton recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Devon that month.

The most common crimes in Tiverton are violence and sexual offences, with 673 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 529 offences and a difference of 6.42 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Tiverton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Tiverton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Devon

5% lower, regional crime rate

South West

37% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tiverton is 5% lower than the South West and 37% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tiverton Crime Rate Over Time

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Tiverton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Tiverton 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 Tiverton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021561,251
2020471,054
2019601,335
2018641,426
2017551,245
201642942

Crime in Tiverton Compared To Devon

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Summary of Crimes in Tiverton This Year

 TivertonDevon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46020.5023,77919.81 3.4% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.133360.28 115% safer
Burglary391.742,1141.76 1.1% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1998.877,9566.63 25% more dangerous
Drugs301.342,9292.44 82% safer
Other Crime341.521,7091.42 7% more dangerous
Other Theft612.724,1113.43 26% safer
Possession of Weapons190.857770.65 24% more dangerous
Public Order1004.465,0584.21 6% more dangerous
Robbery60.273800.32 19% safer
Shoplifting462.052,9322.44 19% safer
Theft From the Person30.133120.26 100% safer
Vehicle Crime381.692,0191.68 0.59% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences67330.0031,91026.59 11% more dangerous

Tiverton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crediton35745.0524% safer
Axminster34645.1823% safer
Dawlish72047.3418% safer
Totnes39648.2416% safer
Bideford93851.259% safer
Tiverton1,25155.76-
Ilfracombe69661.6710% more dangerous
Barnstaple2,25091.9539% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tiverton

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Recent Crimes in Tiverton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Marina WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Broad LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near West Exe NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mountbatten RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lime RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Titchen'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Brewin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Atherton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gregory CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newport StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Atherton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swan AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West Exe SouthUnable to prosecute suspect

Tiverton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25242220 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.310.620.400.13 Safer
Burglary3.52.32.41.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8979 Getting worse
Drugs2.12.41.31.3 Safer
Other Crime1.10.980.711.5 Getting worse
Other Theft64.43.22.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.670.310.85 Getting worse
Public Order4.44.43.44.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.450.490.530.27 Safer
Shoplifting84.62.12.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.360.130.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.81.51.71.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26282430 Getting worse

Changes In Tiverton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tiverton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tiverton55.76-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Tiverton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tiverton East56276Second
Tiverton North & Outer19923Third
Tiverton West49078First

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 the third most dangerous small town 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 bicycle theft.

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