Taverham Crime Overview

Taverham is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 250th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Taverham in 2020 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 98% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Taverham is the 175th safest small town, and the 5,363rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, Taverham was the worst small town in Norfolk for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.59 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2019 was also a bad month for Taverham residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 37 crimes at a rate of 3.6 per 1,000 residents. Taverham recorded 6 reports of other theft during November 2019, making its crime rate of 0.59 the worst small town for other theft in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Taverham are violence and sexual offences, with 213 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 44% higher than 2019's figure of 120 offences and a difference of 9.15 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Taverham's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Taverham Compared To Norfolk

Summary of Crimes in Taverham This Year

 TaverhamNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11511.3115,14016.6847% safer
Bicycle Theft10.108750.96860% safer
Burglary80.792,4982.75248% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson343.357,0357.75131% safer
Drugs70.692,5992.86314% safer
Other Crime282.752,3202.567% more dangerous
Other Theft151.484,1824.61211% safer
Possession of Weapons10.105790.64540% safer
Public Order383.747,1627.89111% safer
Robbery20.203380.3785% safer
Shoplifting30.303,1663.491063% safer
Theft From the Person10.103570.39290% safer
Vehicle Crime60.591,8782.07251% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21320.9630,14133.2058% safer

Taverham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hellesdon27323.9747% safer
Sprowston40425.1140% safer
Thorpe St. Andrew47232.508% safer
Gorleston-on-Sea84233.903.6% safer
Costessey57834.691.2% safer
Taverham35735.12-
Bradwell42538.318% more dangerous
Attleborough54747.2326% more dangerous
Caister-on-Sea41947.6126% more dangerous
Downham Market56951.7032% more dangerous
North Walsham67051.9332% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Taverham

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Taverham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour119911Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.300.39-0.10Safer
Burglary1.42.41.70.79Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.82.373.4Safer
Drugs0.200.690.390.69Getting worse
Other Crime0.590.890.492.8Getting worse
Other Theft1.32.21.81.5Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.390.490.10Safer
Public Order1.42.21.93.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.200.20No change
Shoplifting0.200.300.200.30Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.20-0.490.10Safer
Vehicle Crime0.491.31.30.59Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9141221Getting worse

Changes In Taverham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Taverham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Taverham35.12-
Barnet67.7148% more dangerous
Coventry77.4155% more dangerous
Croydon83.2258% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8159% more dangerous
Bristol86.2159% more dangerous
Leicester97.4464% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8766% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2867% more dangerous
Bradford133.0274% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Taverham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Taverham35635First

Crime in Taverham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Taverham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Taverham saw a 400% increase in public order. Taverham saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+13%-33%+156%+80%-78%-33%-23%+40%--14%
Burglary----67%------
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-33%-50%-+100%--33%--67%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime---------+100%
Other Theft-75%+200%+200%-+200%+100%---83%-
Possession of Weapons---67%-------
Public Order-33%-+25%-+400%+200%--33%--
Robbery----------
Vehicle Crime-50%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences+27%+183%+44%+57%+69%+71%+188%+67%+189%+22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Taverham

What police force serves Taverham?
Taverham's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.
How dangerous is Taverham?
Taverham is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk.
What is Taverham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Taverham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Taverham?
Taverham's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021