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Crime and Safety in Lytchett Minster and Upton

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Lytchett Minster and Upton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Dorset, and is the 70th most dangerous overall out of Dorset's 250 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lytchett Minster and Upton in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Dorset's overall crime rate, coming in 63% lower than the Dorset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lytchett Minster and Upton is the 159th safest small town, and the 5,250th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Lytchett Minster and Upton was the worst small town in Dorset for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Lytchett Minster and Upton residents, when it was Dorset's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Lytchett Minster and Upton recorded 8 reports of burglary during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.92 the worst small town for burglary in Dorset that month.

The most common crimes in Lytchett Minster and Upton are violence and sexual offences, with 163 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 150 offences and a difference of 1.49 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Lytchett Minster and Upton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Lytchett Minster and Upton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Dorset

59% lower, regional crime rate

South West

107% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Lytchett Minster and Upton is 59% lower than the South West and 107% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Lytchett Minster and Upton Crime Rate Over Time

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Lytchett Minster and Upton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Lytchett Minster and Upton 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 Lytchett Minster and Upton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137322
202039341
201946397
201846402
201739338
201635302

Crime in Lytchett Minster and Upton Compared To Dorset

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Summary of Crimes in Lytchett Minster and Upton This Year

 Lytchett Minster and UptonDorset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17820.4621,13727.32 34% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,1311.46 1227% safer
Burglary202.302,7573.56 55% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson586.675,9497.69 15% safer
Drugs70.801,0411.35 69% safer
Other Crime60.694280.55 20% more dangerous
Other Theft212.414,2215.46 127% safer
Public Order262.993,7884.90 64% safer
Shoplifting30.342,3913.09 809% safer
Theft From the Person10.112650.34 209% safer
Vehicle Crime161.843,5724.62 151% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16318.7320,62126.65 42% safer

Lytchett Minster and Upton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Corfe Mullen25124.5651% safer
West Moors22229.1227% safer
Verwood53835.554.1% safer
Lytchett Minster and Upton32237.01-
Sherborne42542.9614% more dangerous
Blandford Forum49244.7617% more dangerous
Swanage44445.2318% more dangerous
Gillingham54445.2818% more dangerous
Ferndown Town86645.8919% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lytchett Minster and Upton

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Recent Crimes in Lytchett Minster and Upton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Poole RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shore CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Davenport CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodcote DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Gwenlyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upton CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heights RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CrosswaysInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bell Heather CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Brushwood DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Furzey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Yarrells DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Palmerston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near A351Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sea View RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Rushall LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dolmans HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Policemans LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Doussie CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kestrel CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Lytchett Minster and Upton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26192120 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.800.340.11 Safer
Burglary4.54.62.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9887 Safer
Drugs0.920.690.110.80 Getting worse
Other Crime0.460.800.800.69 Safer
Other Theft64.12.92.4 Safer
Public Order1.82.21.63.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.63.22.40.34 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.11-0.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.52.32.61.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17181719 Getting worse

Changes In Lytchett Minster and Upton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Lytchett Minster and Upton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Lytchett Minster and Upton37.01-
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0559% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6471% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in Lytchett Minster and Upton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Upton & Lytchett Minster32237First

Crime in Lytchett Minster and Upton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Lytchett Minster and Upton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Lytchett Minster and Upton saw a 700% increase in burglary. Lytchett Minster and Upton saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-29%-8%+44%+89%-7%+57%+73%-39%+75%-6%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-81%--50%-50%---+700%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+175%--75%-29%-63%-57%+17%+25%--54%
Drugs----------
Other Crime--50%--------
Other Theft--60%-75%-+400%-43%-67%-75%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--50%----33%-50%--50%+200%
Shoplifting--+100%-67%--50%---83%-
Vehicle Crime+400%-50%--+100%-33%---67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+38%-78%-25%-18%+100%+13%-37%+123%-56%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Lytchett Minster and Upton

What police force serves Lytchett Minster and Upton?
Lytchett Minster and Upton's local territorial police force is the Dorset Police.

How dangerous is Lytchett Minster and Upton?
Lytchett Minster and Upton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Dorset.

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

What is the least common crime in Lytchett Minster and Upton?
Lytchett Minster and Upton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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