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Crime and Safety in Downham Market

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Downham Market is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Norfolk, and is the 86th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Downham Market in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 26% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Downham Market is the 403rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,525th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Downham Market was the worst small town in Norfolk for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Downham Market residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.55 per 1,000 residents. Downham Market recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Downham Market are violence and sexual offences, with 339 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 276 offences and a difference of 5.72 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Downham Market's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Downham Market 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Norfolk

24% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

35% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Downham Market is 24% lower than the East of England and 35% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Downham Market Crime Rate Over Time

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Downham Market Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Downham Market 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 Downham Market

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202157625
202052569
201948526
201845495
201741455
201640436

Crime in Downham Market Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Downham Market This Year

 Downham MarketNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11010.0010,26211.30 13% safer
Bicycle Theft60.559091.00 82% safer
Burglary141.271,8922.08 64% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson575.186,7147.40 43% safer
Drugs272.452,0362.24 9% more dangerous
Other Crime151.362,2402.47 82% safer
Other Theft272.454,0334.44 81% safer
Possession of Weapons90.825790.64 22% more dangerous
Public Order958.638,2029.04 4.8% safer
Robbery20.183030.33 83% safer
Shoplifting201.822,4712.72 49% safer
Theft From the Person10.093200.35 289% safer
Vehicle Crime131.181,5651.72 46% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33930.8033,65737.08 20% safer

Downham Market Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bradwell47542.8233% safer
Attleborough57449.5615% safer
Thorpe St. Andrew72249.7114% safer
Caister-on-Sea44049.9914% safer
Watton45655.292.7% safer
Downham Market62556.79-
North Walsham73356.820.05% more dangerous
Diss59469.0418% more dangerous
Swaffham57969.9419% more dangerous
Hellesdon81171.2220% more dangerous
Wymondham1,24571.8621% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Downham Market

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Recent Crimes in Downham Market

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wesley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cinnamon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodsage DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Swan TerraceFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Railway RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Priory TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maltings LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The FirsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Elderflower WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bay WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SouthfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tinkers WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Winnold CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Court GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tinkers WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The TowersUnable to prosecute suspect

Downham Market Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16171510 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.01.60.730.55 Safer
Burglary3.32.81.71.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.455 Safer
Drugs1.72.42.92.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.32.71.4 Getting worse
Other Theft4.44.03.32.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.910.360.82 Getting worse
Public Order2.54.469 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.180.270.18No change
Shoplifting1.42.42.41.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.36-0.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.51.01.61.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222531 Getting worse

Changes In Downham Market's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Downham Market's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Downham Market that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
War Memorial Playing Field51---31.4

Comparing Downham Market to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Downham Market56.79-
Barnet67.0815% more dangerous
Croydon82.4831% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0537% more dangerous
Bristol90.5237% more dangerous
Coventry102.2444% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6456% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Downham Market's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Downham Market62557First

Crime in Downham Market During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Downham Market change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Downham Market saw a 1,100% increase in other crime. Downham Market saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-5%-4%-43%+29%-41%-33%-25%-+25%
Bicycle Theft-50%---50%--50%-67%---
Burglary------60%+600%+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+350%--80%+200%-+120%+400%+67%-50%-14%
Drugs-33%+133%-+50%-25%--75%-71%--
Other Crime+1,100%-----+200%-50%-67%-
Other Theft--83%-83%+33%-75%-+100%+400%-+50%
Possession of Weapons-+100%--------
Public Order+67%+100%+200%-20%+100%-+50%+43%--50%
Shoplifting-40%-75%+40%-+100%+25%--50%--
Vehicle Crime----50%-+700%----
Violence and Sexual Offences--8%-20%+78%-27%+21%-22%+20%+9%+65%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Downham Market

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

How dangerous is Downham Market?
Downham Market is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Norfolk.

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

What is the least common crime in Downham Market?
Downham Market's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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