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Crime and Safety in Bradwell, Norfolk

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Bradwell is among the top 5 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 161st most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bradwell in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 67% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bradwell is the 230th safest small town, and the 4,256th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Bradwell was the worst small town in Norfolk for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Bradwell residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Bradwell recorded 5 reports of vehicle crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.45 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Bradwell are violence and sexual offences, with 257 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 223 offences and a difference of 3.07 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Bradwell's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Bradwell 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Norfolk

64% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

79% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bradwell is 64% lower than the East of England and 79% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bradwell Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Bradwell

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143475
202038425
201932353
201834377
201734372
201625277

Crime in Bradwell Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Bradwell This Year

 BradwellNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour928.2910,26211.30 36% safer
Bicycle Theft10.099091.00 1011% safer
Burglary181.621,8922.08 28% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson504.516,7147.40 64% safer
Drugs90.812,0362.24 177% safer
Other Crime100.902,2402.47 174% safer
Other Theft332.974,0334.44 49% safer
Possession of Weapons40.365790.64 78% safer
Public Order736.588,2029.04 37% safer
Shoplifting70.632,4712.72 332% safer
Vehicle Crime131.171,5651.72 47% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25723.1733,65737.08 60% safer

Bradwell Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprowston1237.64460% safer
Costessey39323.5982% safer
Taverham34634.0426% safer
Bradwell47542.82-
Attleborough57449.5614% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew72249.7114% more dangerous
Caister-on-Sea44049.9914% more dangerous
Watton45655.2923% more dangerous
Downham Market62556.7925% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bradwell

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Recent Crimes in Bradwell

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Kingfisher CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cotman DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Robin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bunnewell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near New RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beccles RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vervain CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Smith'S LokeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bunnewell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Nicholas GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gablehurst CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Maple GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wren DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wren DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swallow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alder CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Long LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bunnewell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blackbird CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bradwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1012138 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.810.540.540.09 Safer
Burglary2.31.11.31.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson63.63.54.5 Safer
Drugs0.271.41.10.81 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.21.40.90 Safer
Other Theft2.72.02.63.0 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.270.54-0.36 Getting worse
Public Order3.32.64.87 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.31.30.630.63 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.53.11.91.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15152023 Getting worse

Changes In Bradwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bradwell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bradwell42.82-
Barnet67.0836% more dangerous
Croydon82.4848% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Bradwell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bradwell North24539First

Crime in Bradwell During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bradwell change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Bradwell saw a 600% increase in other theft. Bradwell saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-30%+27%+7%+154%-31%+93%-46%-20%+167%-29%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+300%-----50%---50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--+100%+40%-25%+25%-33%+33%+200%
Drugs-50%+100%-33%-50%------
Other Crime---50%----+100%+100%-
Other Theft+100%-+50%+600%-75%+200%-50%-25%--
Public Order-+50%+600%-25%+250%+150%-33%+67%+150%+75%
Shoplifting-------+100%--
Vehicle Crime+200%--89%-+100%--+200%+300%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-20%+67%+62%+92%+25%+82%+75%+100%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bradwell

What police force serves Bradwell?
Bradwell's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.

How dangerous is Bradwell?
Bradwell is among the top 5 safest small town in Norfolk.

What is Bradwell's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bradwell are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bradwell?
Bradwell's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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