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Crime and Safety in Ferndown Town

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Ferndown Town is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Dorset, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Dorset's 250 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ferndown Town in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Dorset's overall crime rate, coming in 32% lower than the Dorset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ferndown Town is the 281st safest small town, and the 3,795th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Ferndown Town was the worst small town in Dorset for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Ferndown Town residents, when it was Dorset's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.85 per 1,000 residents. Ferndown Town recorded 14 reports of criminal damage and arson during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.74 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Dorset that month.

The most common crimes in Ferndown Town are violence and sexual offences, with 354 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 4.2% higher than 2020's figure of 339 offences and a difference of 0.80 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Ferndown Town's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Ferndown Town 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Dorset

28% lower, regional crime rate

South West

67% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ferndown Town is 28% lower than the South West and 67% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ferndown Town Crime Rate Over Time

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Ferndown Town Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ferndown Town 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 Ferndown Town

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146866
202039737
201943805
201840757
201732610
201631594

Crime in Ferndown Town Compared To Dorset

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Summary of Crimes in Ferndown Town This Year

 Ferndown TownDorset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36319.2421,13727.32 42% safer
Bicycle Theft120.641,1311.46 128% safer
Burglary653.442,7573.56 3.5% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1296.845,9497.69 12% safer
Drugs120.641,0411.35 111% safer
Other Crime60.324280.55 72% safer
Other Theft904.774,2215.46 14% safer
Possession of Weapons40.212510.32 52% safer
Public Order663.503,7884.90 40% safer
Robbery80.423500.45 7% safer
Shoplifting542.862,3913.09 8% safer
Theft From the Person30.162650.34 112% safer
Vehicle Crime633.343,5724.62 38% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35418.7620,62126.65 42% safer

Ferndown Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lytchett Minster and Upton32237.0124% safer
Sherborne42542.967% safer
Blandford Forum49244.762.5% safer
Swanage44445.231.5% safer
Gillingham54445.281.3% safer
Ferndown Town86645.89-
Shaftesbury46051.4811% more dangerous
Dorchester1,11652.0612% more dangerous
Portland81461.1525% more dangerous
Bridport53964.6729% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ferndown Town

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Recent Crimes in Ferndown Town

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Spinneys LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Larks RiseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Martins DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carroll AvenueFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Barrow ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hazel DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Old School CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Barrow ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near St Mary'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gleneagles CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Princes RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Tamar CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodland WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Tamar CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hilltop CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tamar CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Paddock CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tamar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Thames CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ferndown Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12132519 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.530.530.530.64 Getting worse
Burglary3.43.52.33.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.6567 Getting worse
Drugs0.480.740.370.64 Getting worse
Other Crime0.370.790.480.32 Safer
Other Theft663.84.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.110.110.21 Getting worse
Public Order1.82.22.43.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.160.050.42 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.21.31.82.9 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.260.160.16 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.73.53.3 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences17181819 Getting worse

Changes In Ferndown Town's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ferndown Town's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George's Playing Field18---343.6

Comparing Ferndown Town to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ferndown Town45.89-
Barnet67.0832% more dangerous
Croydon82.4844% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0549% more dangerous
Bristol90.5249% more dangerous
Coventry102.2455% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Ferndown Town's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ferndown Town54068First
Ferndown West & Canford Bottom22134Second
Parley & Hampreston27028Third

Crime in Ferndown Town During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ferndown Town change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Ferndown Town saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Ferndown Town saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 82% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+144%+118%+150%+68%+200%+68%+85%-21%+467%
Bicycle Theft+100%-50%--67%-+100%+100%---
Burglary-17%-80%--25%--75%-40%--25%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+120%-82%-55%+86%+100%-+175%-75%-7%+140%
Drugs---------+200%
Other Crime+100%---------50%
Other Theft-73%-43%-63%-69%-22%-21%-14%-55%-10%-80%
Public Order+100%-75%+100%+67%+67%+67%-50%-43%-75%+300%
Shoplifting--25%--33%+150%+100%+100%-33%+100%-
Vehicle Crime+100%--+71%-33%-45%-79%-20%+50%+500%
Violence and Sexual Offences+27%-21%+29%-13%+43%-21%+16%-27%+14%-42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ferndown Town

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

How dangerous is Ferndown Town?
Ferndown Town is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Dorset.

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

What is the least common crime in Ferndown Town?
Ferndown Town's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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