Crime in Norfolk

Norfolk is the 27th most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Norfolk in 2020 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 33 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Norfolk's larger towns and cities, Great Yarmouth is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is King's Lynn, and Norwich comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Norfolk, starting with Thetford which ranks as the safest area in Norfolk, followed up by Norwich in second place, and King's Lynn in third place.

Crime Map of Norfolk

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Norfolk Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour15,14016.68
Bicycle Theft8750.96
Burglary2,4982.75
Criminal Damage and Arson7,0357.75
Drugs2,5992.86
Other Crime2,3202.56
Other Theft4,1824.61
Possession of Weapons5790.64
Public Order7,1627.89
Robbery3380.37
Shoplifting3,1663.49
Theft From the Person3570.39
Vehicle Crime1,8782.07
Violence and Sexual Offences30,14133.20

Norfolk's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Norfolk
Attleborough5474747% safer
Bradwell4253882% safer
Caister-on-Sea4194846% safer
Costessey57835100% safer
Cromer523682.9% safer
Dereham1,433746% more dangerous
Diss630735% more dangerous
Downham Market5695235% safer
Fakenham4505723% safer
Gorleston-on-Sea84234105% safer
Great Yarmouth7,37413549% more dangerous
Hellesdon27324190% safer
King's Lynn5,04010433% more dangerous
North Walsham6705234% safer
Norwich19,1339728% more dangerous
Sprowston40425177% safer
Swaffham577700.23% more dangerous
Taverham3573598% safer
Thetford2,5929728% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew47232114% safer
Watton4775820% safer
Wymondham9935721% safer

Crime Trends in Norfolk

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21171617Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.41.20.96Safer
Burglary4.33.83.02.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8878Getting worse
Drugs2.02.42.52.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.81.82.6Getting worse
Other Theft664.64.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.630.690.64Getting worse
Public Order5668Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.450.510.490.37Safer
Shoplifting4.94.44.03.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.680.550.590.39Safer
Vehicle Crime2.83.02.12.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22262733Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021