Costessey Crime Overview

Costessey is among the top 5 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 256th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Costessey in 2020 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 100% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Costessey is the 168th safest small town, and the 5,463rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2017, Costessey had the worst crime rate in Norfolk for theft from the person, with 35 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.1 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Costessey are violence and sexual offences, with 267 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 31% higher than 2019's figure of 185 offences and a difference of 4.93 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Costessey's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Costessey Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Costessey This Year

 CostesseyNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1307.8015,14016.68114% safer
Bicycle Theft10.068750.961500% safer
Burglary201.202,4982.75129% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson643.847,0357.75102% safer
Drugs130.782,5992.86267% safer
Other Crime130.782,3202.56228% safer
Other Theft362.164,1824.61113% safer
Possession of Weapons50.305790.64113% safer
Public Order623.727,1627.89112% safer
Robbery40.243380.3754% safer
Shoplifting633.783,1663.498% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.243570.3962% safer
Vehicle Crime261.561,8782.0733% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26716.0330,14133.20107% safer

Costessey Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hellesdon27323.9745% safer
Sprowston40425.1138% safer
Thorpe St. Andrew47232.507% safer
Gorleston-on-Sea84233.902.3% safer
Costessey57834.69-
Taverham35735.121.2% more dangerous
Bradwell42538.319% more dangerous
Attleborough54747.2327% more dangerous
Caister-on-Sea41947.6127% more dangerous
Downham Market56951.7033% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Costessey

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Costessey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8688Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.780.360.300.06Safer
Burglary2.62.71.61.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.93.92.93.8Getting worse
Drugs0.300.601.10.78Getting worse
Other Crime0.361.41.00.78Safer
Other Theft3.43.43.22.2Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.180.300.30Getting worse
Public Order2.21.93.43.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.540.180.360.24Safer
Shoplifting53.54.63.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.30.780.960.24Safer
Vehicle Crime0.962.01.31.6Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10121116Getting worse

Changes In Costessey's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Costessey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Costessey34.69-
Barnet67.7149% more dangerous
Coventry77.4155% more dangerous
Croydon83.2258% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8160% more dangerous
Bristol86.2160% more dangerous
Leicester97.4464% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8766% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2868% more dangerous
Bradford133.0274% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Costessey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Costessey & Queens Hills98759First

Crime in Costessey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+56%+100%+200%--43%-31%-50%-57%-50%-33%
Burglary+100%+200%---50%-----67%
Criminal Damage and Arson--43%+100%--+500%-50%+75%+250%+67%
Drugs+300%-50%--+100%-83%-+100%--
Other Crime-33%--+100%---+50%--
Other Theft+200%--50%-50%-50%+200%-50%+33%+100%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+17%+300%-50%-25%-25%+450%-+17%-25%-60%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-38%-82%-+150%+133%+50%-40%-43%-78%-38%
Theft From the Person---50%-------
Vehicle Crime-50%--60%-+300%--+200%-+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+6%+75%+100%+25%+43%+21%+115%+45%+94%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Costessey

What police force serves Costessey?
Costessey's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.
How dangerous is Costessey?
Costessey is among the top 5 safest small towns in Norfolk.
What is Costessey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Costessey are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Costessey?
Costessey's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021