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Crime and Safety in Hellesdon

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Hellesdon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Norfolk, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hellesdon in 2021 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 0.42% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hellesdon is the 243rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,487th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Hellesdon was the worst small town in Norfolk for criminal damage and arson, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.79 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Hellesdon residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Hellesdon recorded 8 reports of shoplifting during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.70 the worst small town for shoplifting in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Hellesdon are violence and sexual offences, with 500 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 2.0% higher than 2020's figure of 490 offences and a difference of 0.88 from 2020's crime rate of 43. Hellesdon's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 167% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Hellesdon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Norfolk

1.1% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

7% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hellesdon is 1.1% higher than the East of England and 7% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hellesdon Crime Rate Over Time

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Hellesdon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hellesdon 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 Hellesdon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202171811
202071814
201946524
201855625
201748543
201645508

Crime in Hellesdon Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Hellesdon This Year

 HellesdonNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour625.4410,26211.30 108% safer
Bicycle Theft30.269091.00 285% safer
Burglary110.971,8922.08 114% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson736.416,7147.40 15% safer
Drugs181.582,0362.24 42% safer
Other Crime211.842,2402.47 34% safer
Other Theft484.224,0334.44 5% safer
Possession of Weapons40.355790.64 83% safer
Public Order716.248,2029.04 45% safer
Shoplifting474.132,4712.72 34% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.353200.350% safer
Vehicle Crime110.971,5651.72 77% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50043.9133,65737.08 16% more dangerous

Hellesdon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Watton45655.2929% safer
Downham Market62556.7925% safer
North Walsham73356.8225% safer
Diss59469.043.2% safer
Swaffham57969.941.8% safer
Hellesdon81171.22-
Wymondham1,24571.860.89% more dangerous
Dereham1,46075.015% more dangerous
Cromer61078.8310% more dangerous
Fakenham64180.7612% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hellesdon

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Recent Crimes in Hellesdon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Holt RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woods CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mile Cross LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harlington AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gowing CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Drayton High RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Firs RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hercules CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Woods CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Pauls CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Links AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gowing CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Jupiter RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harlington AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Jupiter RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waldemar AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brandon CloseLocal resolution

Hellesdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10995 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.610.530.700.26 Safer
Burglary3.72.12.30.97 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson107106 Safer
Drugs0.700.790.791.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.790.881.81.8 Getting worse
Other Theft3.23.23.24.2 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.180.440.440.35 Safer
Public Order4.9666 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.42.52.24.1 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.530.260.35 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.80.610.880.97 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24224344 Getting worse

Changes In Hellesdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hellesdon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.086% safer
Hellesdon71.22-
Croydon82.4814% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0521% more dangerous
Bristol90.5221% more dangerous
Coventry102.2430% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6445% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9453% more dangerous

Crime in Hellesdon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hellesdon North West49283First
Hellesdon South East30255Second

Crime in Hellesdon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hellesdon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hellesdon saw a 700% increase in criminal damage and arson. Hellesdon saw a large fall in other theft during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+133%+23%+83%+117%+29%--44%-50%-71%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+100%-+200%-50%+50%--33%--67%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+180%+25%+700%+86%-50%+700%+25%+300%+80%-50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime---+50%---+100%+300%+50%
Other Theft-80%-57%+200%-+50%-+300%-67%+150%+200%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-40%+25%+20%+33%+133%+125%-+100%--13%
Shoplifting---67%-+200%+50%-75%+200%-+250%
Vehicle Crime-50%-50%--------
Violence and Sexual Offences+180%+173%+37%+329%+122%+167%+144%+46%+23%+72%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hellesdon

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

How dangerous is Hellesdon?
Hellesdon is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Norfolk.

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

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

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