Attleborough Crime Overview

Attleborough is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 143rd most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Attleborough in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Attleborough is the 360th safest small town, and the 3,363rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Attleborough was the worst small town in Norfolk for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Attleborough residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.69 per 1,000 residents. Attleborough recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Attleborough are violence and sexual offences, with 283 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 30% higher than 2019's figure of 198 offences and a difference of 7.33 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Attleborough's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Attleborough Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Attleborough This Year

 AttleboroughNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12710.9715,14016.6852% safer
Bicycle Theft60.528750.9685% safer
Burglary141.212,4982.75127% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson504.327,0357.7579% safer
Drugs474.062,5992.8630% more dangerous
Other Crime322.762,3202.567% more dangerous
Other Theft403.454,1824.6134% safer
Possession of Weapons60.525790.6423% safer
Public Order514.407,1627.8979% safer
Robbery20.173380.37118% safer
Shoplifting40.353,1663.49897% safer
Vehicle Crime121.041,8782.0799% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28324.4330,14133.2036% safer

Attleborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thorpe St. Andrew47232.5045% safer
Gorleston-on-Sea84233.9039% safer
Costessey57834.6936% safer
Taverham35735.1234% safer
Bradwell42538.3123% safer
Attleborough54747.23-
Caister-on-Sea41947.610.80% more dangerous
Downham Market56951.709% more dangerous
North Walsham67051.939% more dangerous
Fakenham45056.7017% more dangerous
Wymondham99357.3218% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Attleborough

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Attleborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14111111Safer
Bicycle Theft0.170.430.260.52Getting worse
Burglary1.62.82.61.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.63.44.3Safer
Drugs2.01.51.84.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.780.690.692.8Getting worse
Other Theft564.23.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.170.260.52Getting worse
Public Order3.34.02.94.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.090.520.17Safer
Shoplifting1.20.860.690.35Safer
Vehicle Crime1.62.00.691.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14151724Getting worse

Changes In Attleborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Attleborough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Attleborough47.23-
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Attleborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Attleborough52252First

Crime in Attleborough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Attleborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Attleborough saw a 500% increase in other crime. Attleborough saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+100%+150%-29%+12%+10%-31%-27%-67%-55%
Burglary-------33%-75%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+150%-75%+25%+50%-83%+100%+50%+50%--
Drugs-+400%+250%+80%-50%--+100%+300%-50%
Other Crime---+100%--+500%+300%-+200%
Other Theft-56%---83%-29%+50%+50%-33%+100%-60%
Possession of Weapons--------+100%-
Public Order-25%-+200%-60%+150%+400%+133%+33%-+400%
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+169%+100%+55%+50%-10%+37%-27%+42%+26%+73%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Attleborough

What police force serves Attleborough?
Attleborough's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.
How dangerous is Attleborough?
Attleborough is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk.
What is Attleborough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Attleborough are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Attleborough?
Attleborough's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021