Crime in Norfolk

Norfolk is the 44th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Norfolk in 2020 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 25 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Crime Map of Norfolk

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Norfolk Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour14,42313.20
Bicycle Theft8250.76
Burglary2,3612.16
Criminal Damage and Arson6,4255.88
Drugs2,4632.25
Other Crime2,1341.95
Other Theft3,8943.56
Possession of Weapons5530.51
Public Order6,6616.10
Robbery3150.29
Shoplifting2,9212.67
Theft From the Person3420.31
Vehicle Crime1,7341.59
Violence and Sexual Offences27,58825.25

Norfolk's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Norfolk
Attleborough4864227% safer
Bradwell3853554% safer
Caister-on-Sea3814323% safer
Costessey956577% more dangerous
Cromer4826214% more dangerous
Dereham1,3076721% more dangerous
Diss5696619% more dangerous
Downham Market5274811% safer
Fakenham416521.7% safer
Great Yarmouth7,5617630% more dangerous
Hellesdon7406518% more dangerous
King's Lynn and West Norfolk4,6603173% safer
North Walsham6124712% safer
Norwich16,11511554% more dangerous
Spooner Row352.02538% safer
Sprowston7024422% safer
Swaffham5606821% more dangerous
Taverham3383360% safer
Thetford2,3948940% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew754522.6% safer
Watton434531.3% safer
Wymondham876515% safer

Crime Trends in Norfolk

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17141313Safer
Bicycle Theft1.31.10.960.76Safer
Burglary3.63.22.52.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666Safer
Drugs1.72.02.12.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.51.52.0Getting worse
Other Theft4.953.83.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.530.570.51Getting worse
Public Order4.34.95.06Getting worse
Robbery0.370.420.410.29Safer
Shoplifting4.03.73.32.7Safer
Theft From the Person0.560.460.490.31Safer
Vehicle Crime2.32.51.71.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18212225Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021