Hellesdon Crime Overview

Hellesdon is the safest small town in Norfolk, and is the 167th safest overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hellesdon in 2020 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 190% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hellesdon is the 66th safest small town, and the 3,534th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Hellesdon was the worst small town in Norfolk for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Hellesdon residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Hellesdon recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during January 2019, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Hellesdon are violence and sexual offences, with 127 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 33% higher than 2019's figure of 85 offences and a difference of 3.69 from 2019's crime rate of 7. Hellesdon's least common crime is drugs, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Hellesdon Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Hellesdon This Year

 HellesdonNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour595.1815,14016.68222% safer
Bicycle Theft60.538750.9681% safer
Burglary131.142,4982.75141% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson484.227,0357.7584% safer
Drugs30.262,5992.861000% safer
Other Crime90.792,3202.56224% safer
Other Theft121.054,1824.61339% safer
Possession of Weapons30.265790.64146% safer
Public Order252.207,1627.89259% safer
Shoplifting221.933,1663.4981% safer
Vehicle Crime50.441,8782.07370% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12711.1530,14133.20198% safer

Hellesdon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hellesdon27323.97-
Sprowston40425.114.5% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew47232.5026% more dangerous
Gorleston-on-Sea84233.9029% more dangerous
Costessey57834.6931% more dangerous
Taverham35735.1232% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hellesdon

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Hellesdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour964.65Safer
Bicycle Theft0.350.350.260.53Getting worse
Burglary1.32.41.21.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.23.12.24.2Getting worse
Drugs0.260.440.440.26Safer
Other Crime0.350.610.700.79Getting worse
Other Theft1.91.51.71.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.18-0.350.26Safer
Public Order1.42.32.32.2Getting worse
Shoplifting2.62.42.31.9Safer
Vehicle Crime1.61.60.090.44Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences67711Getting worse

Changes In Hellesdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hellesdon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hellesdon23.97-
Barnet67.7165% more dangerous
Coventry77.4169% more dangerous
Croydon83.2271% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8172% more dangerous
Bristol86.2172% more dangerous
Leicester97.4475% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0282% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Hellesdon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hellesdon North West53490First
Hellesdon South East27149Second

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 March, when Hellesdon saw a 500% increase in criminal damage and arson. Hellesdon saw a large fall in public order during December, when it fell by 80% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+133%+80%+33%+50%--33%--33%-75%
Burglary----------67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+500%-+100%+500%---+100%+67%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime----50%------50%
Other Theft-67%-67%--+100%-----
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-60%--50%+100%-+200%-50%-50%-67%-80%
Shoplifting---67%-+200%--75%+200%-+500%
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+200%-25%+14%+200%+140%+60%+267%-62%-38%+40%

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 the safest 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 drugs.

Last updated: 07 May 2021