Corfe Mullen Crime Overview

Corfe Mullen is the second safest small town in Dorset, and is the 106th safest overall out of Dorset's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Corfe Mullen in 2020 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Dorset's overall crime rate, coming in 170% lower than the Dorset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Corfe Mullen is the 50th safest small town, and the 3,206th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Corfe Mullen was the worst small town in Dorset for other theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.88 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2018 was also a bad month for Corfe Mullen residents, when it was Dorset's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Corfe Mullen recorded 11 reports of burglary during February 2016, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for burglary in Dorset that month.

The most common crimes in Corfe Mullen are violence and sexual offences, with 74 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 7. This is 1.4% lower than 2019's figure of 75 offences and a difference of 0.10 from 2019's crime rate of 7. Corfe Mullen's least common crime is other crime, with 2 offences recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Corfe Mullen Compared To Dorset

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Summary of Crimes in Corfe Mullen This Year

 Corfe MullenDorset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour797.7325,48132.94326% safer
Burglary232.252,9163.7768% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson373.626,2258.05122% safer
Drugs90.881,1991.5576% safer
Other Crime20.205350.69245% safer
Other Theft504.894,1485.3610% safer
Possession of Weapons30.293080.4038% safer
Public Order111.083,1584.08278% safer
Shoplifting90.882,6263.39285% safer
Vehicle Crime100.983,6634.73383% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences747.2420,04125.90258% safer

Corfe Mullen Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lytchett Minster and Upton17820.469% safer
Corfe Mullen22822.31-
West Moors17623.093.4% more dangerous
Verwood51734.1635% more dangerous
Swanage36036.6739% more dangerous
Ferndown Town73739.0543% more dangerous
Sherborne42743.1648% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Corfe Mullen

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Corfe Mullen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour8568Getting worse
Burglary2.52.40.882.2Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2. worse
Drugs0.780.290.590.88Getting worse
Other Crime0.200.10-0.20Getting worse
Other Theft4.4664.9Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.10-0.29Getting worse
Public Order0.681.21.81.1Safer
Shoplifting0.490.491.30.88Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.780.291.80.98Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences6777Getting worse

Changes In Corfe Mullen's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Corfe Mullen to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Corfe Mullen22.31-
Barnet67.7167% more dangerous
Coventry77.4171% more dangerous
Croydon83.2273% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8174% more dangerous
Bristol86.2174% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1084% more dangerous

Crime in Corfe Mullen During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Corfe Mullen change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Corfe Mullen saw a 800% increase in violence and sexual offences. Corfe Mullen saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-67%+17%+43%+167%--14%+400%+40%+200%+167%
Criminal Damage and Arson---+150%-50%+33%-+200%-40%+50%
Other Theft-20%-50%-75%-+33%+40%+13%--71%+17%
Public Order-----+100%--+100%-
Vehicle Crime+100%-----75%-67%-67%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-86%-85%-17%+800%-67%-+67%+57%+150%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Corfe Mullen

What police force serves Corfe Mullen?
Corfe Mullen's local territorial police force is the Dorset Police.
How dangerous is Corfe Mullen?
Corfe Mullen is the second safest small town in Dorset.
What is Corfe Mullen's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Corfe Mullen are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Corfe Mullen?
Corfe Mullen's least common crime is other crime.

Last updated: 07 May 2021