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Crime and Safety in Corfe Mullen

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Corfe Mullen is the safest small towns in Dorset, and is the 116th safest overall out of Dorset's 250 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Corfe Mullen in 2021 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Dorset's overall crime rate, coming in 146% lower than the Dorset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Corfe Mullen is the 92nd safest small town, and the 3,376th 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. July 2020 was also a bad month for Corfe Mullen residents, when it was Dorset's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Corfe Mullen recorded 1 report of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for other crime in Dorset that month.

The most common crimes in Corfe Mullen are violence and sexual offences, with 105 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 15% lower than 2020's figure of 121 offences and a difference of 1.57 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Corfe Mullen's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Corfe Mullen 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Dorset

139% lower, regional crime rate

South West

211% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Corfe Mullen is 139% lower than the South West and 211% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Corfe Mullen Crime Rate Over Time

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Corfe Mullen Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Corfe Mullen 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 Corfe Mullen

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202125251
202030309
201931320
201830310
201727275
201624249

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 Behaviour626.0721,13727.32 350% safer
Burglary252.452,7573.56 45% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson272.645,9497.69 191% safer
Drugs60.591,0411.35 129% safer
Other Crime30.294280.55 90% safer
Other Theft454.404,2215.46 24% safer
Possession of Weapons20.202510.32 60% safer
Public Order181.763,7884.90 178% safer
Shoplifting70.682,3913.09 354% safer
Vehicle Crime131.273,5724.62 264% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10510.2720,62126.65 159% safer

Corfe Mullen Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Corfe Mullen25124.56-
West Moors22229.1216% more dangerous
Verwood53835.5531% more dangerous
Lytchett Minster and Upton32237.0134% more dangerous
Sherborne42542.9643% more dangerous
Blandford Forum49244.7645% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Corfe Mullen

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Recent Crimes in Corfe Mullen

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Phelipps RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022DrugsOn or near Diprose RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near RidgewayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Froud WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Rectory CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Diprose RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Diprose RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blaney WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Henbury RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Southlands AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jubilee RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lavender WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Froud WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Diprose RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rectory AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Corfe Mullen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1010146 Safer
Burglary3.41.72.72.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.04.92.6 Safer
Drugs0.590.681.10.59 Safer
Other Crime0.100.100.290.29 Getting worse
Other Theft7654.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.20-0.290.20No change
Public Order2.02.01.61.8 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.491.30.880.68 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.492.41.41.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131210 Safer

Changes In Corfe Mullen's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Corfe Mullen to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Corfe Mullen24.56-
Barnet67.0863% more dangerous
Croydon82.4870% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0573% more dangerous
Bristol90.5273% more dangerous
Coventry102.2476% more dangerous
Leicester111.5978% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0680% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6481% more dangerous
Bradford132.2881% more dangerous
Leeds150.9484% 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 October, when Corfe Mullen saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Corfe Mullen saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+15%+31%+217%+20%+13%+60%+50%+100%+267%
Burglary--25%-+100%---+50%-+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%+200%-60%+100%-40%+33%-+400%-17%+100%
Drugs---------+300%
Other Theft-43%--80%-+33%-+13%-67%-71%+17%
Public Order--50%+100%-+100%+100%--+100%-
Shoplifting-+50%--50%------
Vehicle Crime------75%-67%-33%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+233%-69%-83%-58%+38%+67%-24%+33%+78%+40%

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 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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