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Crime and Safety in Taverham

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Taverham is the third safest small town in Norfolk, and is the 257th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Taverham in 2021 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 110% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Taverham is the 131st safest small town, and the 5,353rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2019, Taverham was the worst small town in Norfolk for criminal damage and arson, with 37 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Taverham residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Taverham recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during July 2019, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst small town for theft from the person in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Taverham are violence and sexual offences, with 195 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 9% lower than 2020's figure of 213 offences and a difference of 1.77 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Taverham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Taverham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Norfolk

107% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

125% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Taverham is 107% lower than the East of England and 125% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Taverham Crime Rate Over Time

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Taverham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Taverham 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 Taverham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202134346
202035357
201928280
201826269
201718183
201622221

Crime in Taverham Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Taverham This Year

 TaverhamNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour464.5310,26211.30 149% safer
Burglary30.301,8922.08 593% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson343.356,7147.40 121% safer
Drugs30.302,0362.24 647% safer
Other Crime363.542,2402.47 30% more dangerous
Other Theft282.754,0334.44 61% safer
Possession of Weapons10.105790.64 540% safer
Public Order383.748,2029.04 142% safer
Shoplifting40.392,4712.72 597% safer
Vehicle Crime40.391,5651.72 341% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19519.1933,65737.08 93% safer

Taverham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprowston1237.64346% safer
Costessey39323.5944% safer
Taverham34634.04-
Bradwell47542.8221% more dangerous
Attleborough57449.5631% more dangerous
Thorpe St. Andrew72249.7132% more dangerous
Caister-on-Sea44049.9932% more dangerous
Watton45655.2938% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Taverham

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Recent Crimes in Taverham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022RobberyOn or near Breck Farm LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Becks FurInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lloyd RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Breck Farm LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Beech CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Haverscroft CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Juniper WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shepherd WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Penn RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Laburnum AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Penn RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shepherd WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Seaforth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The FallowsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bill Todd WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beech CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mulberry CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trimming WalkUnable to prosecute suspect

Taverham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour99114.5 Safer
Burglary2.41.70.790.30 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.373.43.4 Safer
Drugs0.690.390.690.30 Safer
Other Crime0.890.492.83.5 Getting worse
Other Theft2.21.81.52.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.390.490.100.10 Safer
Public Order2.21.93.73.7 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.300.200.300.39 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.31.30.590.39 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14122119 Getting worse

Changes In Taverham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Taverham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Taverham34.04-
Barnet67.0849% more dangerous
Croydon82.4859% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0562% more dangerous
Bristol90.5262% more dangerous
Coventry102.2467% more dangerous
Leicester111.5969% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0672% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6474% more dangerous
Bradford132.2874% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% more dangerous

Crime in Taverham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Taverham34634First

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 the third safest small town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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