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Crime and Safety in Costessey

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Costessey is the second safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 149th safest overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Costessey in 2021 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 203% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Costessey is the 89th safest small town, and the 3,206th safest 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 185 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 160 offences and a difference of 1.50 from 2020's crime rate of 10. Costessey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Costessey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Norfolk

199% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

224% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Costessey is 199% lower than the East of England and 224% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Costessey Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Costessey 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 Costessey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202124393
202024395
201923388
201822374
201722363
201619313

Crime in Costessey Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Costessey This Year

 CostesseyNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour462.7610,26211.30 309% safer
Burglary80.481,8922.08 333% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson352.106,7147.40 252% safer
Drugs70.422,0362.24 433% safer
Other Crime100.602,2402.47 312% safer
Other Theft321.924,0334.44 131% safer
Possession of Weapons10.065790.64 967% safer
Public Order462.768,2029.04 228% safer
Robbery30.183030.33 83% safer
Shoplifting533.182,4712.72 14% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.183200.35 94% safer
Vehicle Crime100.601,5651.72 187% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18511.1033,65737.08 234% safer

Costessey Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprowston1237.64209% safer
Costessey39323.59-
Taverham34634.0431% more dangerous
Bradwell47542.8245% more dangerous
Attleborough57449.5652% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew72249.7153% more dangerous
Caister-on-Sea44049.9953% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Costessey

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Recent Crimes in Costessey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Alex Moorhouse WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cleves WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FairwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heron RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alex Moorhouse WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heron RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near William Frost WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heron RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alex Moorhouse WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heron RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heron RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tower CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near FairwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carrs Hill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Siskin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bittern StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Siskin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Ernest Gage AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Magnolia WayUnable to prosecute suspect

Costessey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.1662.8 Safer
Burglary1.71.10.660.48 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.91.83.02.1 Getting worse
Drugs0.600.960.540.42 Safer
Other Crime1.10.780.540.60 Safer
Other Theft2.52.61.51.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.240.180.06 Safer
Public Order1.42.43.02.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.240.120.18 Safer
Shoplifting3.54.63.83.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.720.78-0.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.30.600.720.60 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences771011 Getting worse

Changes In Costessey's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Costessey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Costessey23.59-
Barnet67.0865% more dangerous
Croydon82.4871% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0574% more dangerous
Bristol90.5274% more dangerous
Coventry102.2477% more dangerous
Leicester111.5979% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0681% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6482% more dangerous
Bradford132.2882% more dangerous
Leeds150.9484% more dangerous

Crime in Costessey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Costessey & Queens Hills91455First

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 700% increase in public order. Costessey saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+89%+175%-44%-40%-31%-38%-83%-75%-80%
Burglary+50%----50%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson--+33%+33%+33%+300%-50%+100%+200%+50%
Drugs+300%------+100%--
Other Crime-------+50%--
Other Theft+100%--33%--67%+100%-67%+33%+100%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+20%+250%--33%+67%+700%-+100%-33%-80%
Shoplifting-38%-82%-+150%+133%+50%-40%-43%-78%-38%
Vehicle Crime-50%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%-30%+22%+50%+67%+31%-20%+125%+100%+17%

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 the second safest small town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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