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Crime and Safety in Bridport

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Bridport is the most dangerous small towns in Dorset, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Dorset's 250 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bridport in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dorset's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the Dorset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bridport is the 303rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,865th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Bridport was the worst small town in Dorset for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Bridport residents, when it was Dorset's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Bridport recorded 10 reports of public order during August 2021, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for public order in Dorset that month.

The most common crimes in Bridport are violence and sexual offences, with 260 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 20% lower than 2020's figure of 311 offences and a difference of 6.12 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Bridport's least common crime is other crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 1000% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Bridport 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Dorset

9% higher, regional crime rate

South West

18% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bridport is 9% higher than the South West and 18% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bridport Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bridport 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 Bridport

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202165539
202071590
201976631
201879657
201772602
201670580

Crime in Bridport Compared To Dorset

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Summary of Crimes in Bridport This Year

 BridportDorset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25029.9921,13727.32 9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.721,1311.46 103% safer
Burglary404.802,7573.56 26% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson728.645,9497.69 11% more dangerous
Drugs91.081,0411.35 25% safer
Other Crime10.124280.55 358% safer
Other Theft495.884,2215.46 7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.242510.32 33% safer
Public Order546.483,7884.90 24% more dangerous
Robbery10.123500.45 275% safer
Shoplifting222.642,3913.09 17% safer
Theft From the Person20.242650.34 42% safer
Vehicle Crime212.523,5724.62 83% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26031.1920,62126.65 15% more dangerous

Bridport Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gillingham54445.2843% safer
Ferndown Town86645.8941% safer
Shaftesbury46051.4826% safer
Dorchester1,11652.0624% safer
Portland81461.156% safer
Bridport53964.67-

Crime Over Time in Bridport

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Recent Crimes in Bridport

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yarn Mill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near WanderwellInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near George StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Downes StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Andrew'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bedford PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Diments GardensFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Swithins PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Princess RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Armstrong RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Fishweir FieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Princess RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Fishweir FieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Princess RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Bridport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37384230 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.80.600.720.72 Safer
Burglary4.72.42.54.8 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson111099 Safer
Drugs53.00.601.1 Safer
Other Crime1.10.601.30.12 Safer
Other Theft9766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.960.480.24 Safer
Public Order4.1776 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.480.360.12 Safer
Shoplifting93.13.42.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.840.360.24 Safer
Vehicle Crime551.72.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27343731 Getting worse

Changes In Bridport's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bridport's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
St Marys Playing Field1---201.4

Comparing Bridport to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bridport64.67-
Barnet67.083.6% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0528% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Bridport During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bridport change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bridport saw a 300% increase in burglary. Bridport saw a large fall in drugs during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+136%+126%+9%-12%+8%-26%+4%-8%+23%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%----
Burglary-50%+300%---50%+25%--33%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-80%-64%+20%--+167%+13%-56%-79%
Drugs---86%---50%----
Other Crime-50%---------
Other Theft+50%-+50%-40%-43%-33%-29%+20%-+40%
Public Order-40%+300%-67%-+50%+29%+200%+100%-77%+80%
Robbery----33%------
Shoplifting+25%+100%--50%-50%-50%-+300%-+100%
Theft From the Person---67%-------
Vehicle Crime-40%-50%-50%---33%-75%---25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+32%+15%+24%-29%-28%-3%+177%+22%-18%-45%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bridport

What police force serves Bridport?
Bridport's local territorial police force is the Dorset Police.

How dangerous is Bridport?
Bridport is the most dangerous small town in Dorset.

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

What is the least common crime in Bridport?
Bridport's least common crime is other crime.

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