Bradwell Crime Overview

Bradwell is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 213rd most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bradwell in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 82% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bradwell is the 216th safest small town, and the 4,737th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Bradwell was the worst small town in Norfolk for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Bradwell residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.81 per 1,000 residents. Bradwell recorded 3 reports of other crime during February 2019, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst small town for other crime in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Bradwell are violence and sexual offences, with 223 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 28% higher than 2019's figure of 161 offences and a difference of 5.59 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Bradwell's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Bradwell This Year

 BradwellNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14713.2515,14016.6826% safer
Bicycle Theft60.548750.9678% safer
Burglary141.262,4982.75118% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson393.527,0357.75120% safer
Drugs121.082,5992.86165% safer
Other Crime161.442,3202.5678% safer
Other Theft292.614,1824.6177% safer
Public Order534.787,1627.8965% safer
Robbery30.273380.3737% safer
Shoplifting70.633,1663.49454% safer
Theft From the Person20.183570.39117% safer
Vehicle Crime211.891,8782.0710% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22320.1030,14133.2065% safer

Crime in Bradwell Compared To Norfolk

Bradwell Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprowston40425.1153% safer
Thorpe St. Andrew47232.5018% safer
Gorleston-on-Sea84233.9013% safer
Costessey57834.6910% safer
Taverham35735.129% safer
Bradwell42538.31-
Attleborough54747.2319% more dangerous
Caister-on-Sea41947.6120% more dangerous
Downham Market56951.7026% more dangerous
North Walsham67051.9326% more dangerous
Fakenham45056.7032% more dangerous

Bradwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19101213Safer
Bicycle Theft1.30.810.540.54Safer
Burglary3.02.31.11.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson663.63.5Safer
Drugs0.270.271.41.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.21.21.4Getting worse
Other Theft2.92.72.02.6Getting worse
Public Order2.73.32.64.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.18-0.27Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.31.30.63Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.09-0.18Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.51.53.11.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12151520Getting worse

Changes In Bradwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Bradwell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bradwell38.31-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4151% more dangerous
Croydon83.2254% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2156% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Bradwell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bradwell North22135First

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 10 safest small towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021