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Crime and Safety in Sprowston

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Sprowston is the safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 27th safest overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sprowston in 2021 was 8 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 836% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sprowston is the 68th safest small town, and the 679th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2019, Sprowston was the worst small town in Norfolk for vehicle crime, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.75 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Sprowston are violence and sexual offences, with 72 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 4.5. This is 33% lower than 2020's figure of 96 offences and a difference of 1.50 from 2020's crime rate of 6. Sprowston's least common crime is burglary, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Sprowston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Norfolk

822% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

901% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sprowston is 822% lower than the East of England and 901% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sprowston Crime Rate Over Time

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Sprowston Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sprowston 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 Sprowston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20218123
20209147
20197116
20182.744
20172.438
20161.118

Crime in Sprowston Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Sprowston This Year

 SprowstonNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour382.3610,26211.30 379% safer
Burglary20.121,8922.08 1633% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson120.756,7147.40 887% safer
Drugs60.372,0362.24 505% safer
Other Crime30.192,2402.47 1200% safer
Other Theft50.314,0334.44 1332% safer
Public Order150.938,2029.04 872% safer
Vehicle Crime80.501,5651.72 244% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences724.4733,65737.08 730% safer

Sprowston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprowston1237.64-
Costessey39323.5968% more dangerous
Taverham34634.0478% more dangerous
Bradwell47542.8282% more dangerous
Attleborough57449.5685% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew72249.7185% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sprowston

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Recent Crimes in Sprowston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tesco Link RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salhouse RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salhouse RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Salhouse RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Sprowston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.751.21.42.4 Getting worse
Burglary0.370.370.120.12 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.310.990.990.75 Getting worse
Drugs0.120.060.250.37 Getting worse
Other Crime-0.190.370.19 Getting worse
Other Theft0.370.310.370.31No change
Public Order0.060.500.750.93 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.120.930.060.50 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences1.43.764.5 Getting worse

Changes In Sprowston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sprowston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sprowston7.64-
Barnet67.0889% more dangerous
Croydon82.4891% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0592% more dangerous
Bristol90.5292% more dangerous
Coventry102.2493% more dangerous
Leicester111.5993% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0694% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6494% more dangerous
Bradford132.2894% more dangerous
Leeds150.9495% more dangerous

Crime in Sprowston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sprowston Central23944Second
Sprowston East45255First

Crime in Sprowston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sprowston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Sprowston saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Sprowston saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 75% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+300%+250%+200%-25%-67%-33%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%---+50%-+200%---
Drugs---------+100%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft----------
Public Order-----25%--+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%--43%-+250%+133%+111%+67%-57%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sprowston

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

How dangerous is Sprowston?
Sprowston is the safest small town in Norfolk.

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

What is the least common crime in Sprowston?
Sprowston's least common crime is burglary.

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