Lytchett Minster and Upton Crime Overview

Lytchett Minster and Upton is the safest small town in Dorset, and is the 93rd safest overall out of Dorset's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lytchett Minster and Upton in 2020 was 20 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Dorset's overall crime rate, coming in 195% 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 40th safest small town, and the 2,799th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Lytchett Minster and Upton was the worst small town in Dorset for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.69 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 1 report of robbery during July 2019, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for robbery in Dorset that month.

The most common crimes in Lytchett Minster and Upton are violence and sexual offences, with 82 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 32% lower than 2019's figure of 108 offences and a difference of 2.99 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Lytchett Minster and Upton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Lytchett Minster and Upton Compared To Dorset

Summary of Crimes in Lytchett Minster and Upton This Year

 Lytchett Minster and UptonDorset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9310.6925,48132.94208% safer
Bicycle Theft20.231,1631.50552% safer
Burglary131.492,9163.77153% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson414.716,2258.0571% safer
Other Crime20.235350.69200% safer
Other Theft192.184,1485.36146% safer
Public Order60.693,1584.08491% safer
Vehicle Crime131.493,6634.73217% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences829.4220,04125.90175% safer

Lytchett Minster and Upton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lytchett Minster and Upton17820.46-
Corfe Mullen22822.318% more dangerous
West Moors17623.0911% more dangerous
Verwood51734.1640% more dangerous
Swanage36036.6744% more dangerous
Ferndown Town73739.0548% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lytchett Minster and Upton

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Lytchett Minster and Upton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1313911Safer
Bicycle Theft0.110.460.460.23Safer
Burglary3.92.52.41.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.64.854.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.800.230.460.23Safer
Other Theft2.63.72.92.2Safer
Public Order1.01.21.20.69Safer
Vehicle Crime2.61.71.51.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences910129Safer

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 Upton20.46-
Barnet67.7170% more dangerous
Coventry77.4174% more dangerous
Croydon83.2275% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8176% more dangerous
Bristol86.2176% more dangerous
Leicester97.4479% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8780% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2881% more dangerous
Bradford133.0285% more dangerous
Leeds137.1085% more dangerous

Crime in Lytchett Minster and Upton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Upton & Lytchett Minster34139First

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 March, when Lytchett Minster and Upton saw a 500% increase in criminal damage and arson. Lytchett Minster and Upton saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-43%-43%+75%+133%+29%+33%+450%-67%+100%+80%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-82%---------
Criminal Damage and Arson+500%---25%-50%-50%-+17%-60%-50%
Other Theft--80%-75%---50%----
Public Order----------
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%-83%-82%-14%+100%-46%-36%+88%-55%-

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 the safest small town 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021