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Norfolk Crime Statistics

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Norfolk is the 30th most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Norfolk in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 37 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 Thetford, and King's Lynn comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Norfolk, starting with Norwich which ranks as the safest area in Norfolk, followed up by King's Lynn in second place, and Thetford in third place.

Norfolk Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Norfolk represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Norfolk Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour10,26211.30
Bicycle Theft9091.00
Burglary1,8922.08
Criminal Damage and Arson6,7147.40
Drugs2,0362.24
Other Crime2,2402.47
Other Theft4,0334.44
Possession of Weapons5790.64
Public Order8,2029.04
Robbery3030.33
Shoplifting2,4712.72
Theft From the Person3200.35
Vehicle Crime1,5651.72
Violence and Sexual Offences33,65737.08

Norfolk's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Norfolk
Attleborough57450 44% safer
Bradwell47543 67% safer
Caister-on-Sea44050 43% safer
Costessey39324 203% safer
Cromer61079 9% more dangerous
Dereham1,46075 4.7% more dangerous
Diss59469 3.6% safer
Downham Market62557 26% safer
Fakenham64181 11% more dangerous
Great Yarmouth8,875163 56% more dangerous
Hellesdon81171 0.42% safer
King's Lynn4,877101 29% more dangerous
North Walsham73357 26% safer
Norwich18,89796 25% more dangerous
Sprowston1238 836% safer
Swaffham57970 2.3% safer
Taverham34634 110% safer
Thetford2,789104 31% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew72250 44% safer
Watton45655 29% safer
Wymondham1,24572 0.47% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Norfolk

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17161711 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.20.961.0 Safer
Burglary3.83.02.82.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8787 Safer
Drugs2.42.52.92.2 Safer
Other Crime1.81.82.62.5 Getting worse
Other Theft64.64.64.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.690.640.64 Getting worse
Public Order6689 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.490.370.33 Safer
Shoplifting4.44.03.52.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.550.590.390.35 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.02.12.11.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26273337 Getting worse
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