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Crime and Safety in Thorpe St. Andrew

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Thorpe St. Andrew is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 124th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thorpe St. Andrew in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 44% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thorpe St. Andrew is the 333rd safest small town, and the 3,294th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Thorpe St. Andrew was the worst small town in Norfolk for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Thorpe St. Andrew residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Thorpe St. Andrew recorded 3 reports of shoplifting during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for shoplifting in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Thorpe St. Andrew are violence and sexual offences, with 412 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 10% lower than 2020's figure of 455 offences and a difference of 2.96 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Thorpe St. Andrew's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Thorpe St. Andrew 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Norfolk

42% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

54% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Thorpe St. Andrew is 42% lower than the East of England and 54% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Thorpe St. Andrew Crime Rate Over Time

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Thorpe St. Andrew Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Thorpe St. Andrew 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 Thorpe St. Andrew

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202150722
202057827
201951745
201837543
201737534
201633476

Crime in Thorpe St. Andrew Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Thorpe St. Andrew This Year

 Thorpe St. AndrewNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour765.2310,26211.30 116% safer
Bicycle Theft40.289091.00 257% safer
Burglary211.451,8922.08 43% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson896.136,7147.40 21% safer
Drugs201.382,0362.24 62% safer
Other Crime191.312,2402.47 89% safer
Other Theft302.074,0334.44 114% safer
Possession of Weapons70.485790.64 33% safer
Public Order845.788,2029.04 56% safer
Robbery10.073030.33 371% safer
Shoplifting292.002,4712.72 36% safer
Theft From the Person10.073200.35 400% safer
Vehicle Crime50.341,5651.72 406% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41228.3733,65737.08 31% safer

Thorpe St. Andrew Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprowston1237.64551% safer
Costessey39323.59111% safer
Taverham34634.0446% safer
Bradwell47542.8216% safer
Attleborough57449.560.30% safer
Thorpe St. Andrew72249.71-
Caister-on-Sea44049.990.56% more dangerous
Watton45655.2910% more dangerous
Downham Market62556.7912% more dangerous
North Walsham73356.8213% more dangerous
Diss59469.0428% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thorpe St. Andrew

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Recent Crimes in Thorpe St. Andrew

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rockland DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thorpe Hall CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Birkbeck WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Roxley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rockland DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Yarmouth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Frogs Hall LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Anne CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Rockland DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parliament CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thorpe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laurel RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Frogs Hall LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Yarmouth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pikeman PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Tracey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yarmouth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Roxley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yarmouth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrews CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Thorpe St. Andrew Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7685 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.340.760.620.28 Safer
Burglary2.63.02.81.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5886 Safer
Drugs1.11.61.41.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.901.71.3 Getting worse
Other Theft2.23.32.42.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.340.210.48 Getting worse
Public Order3.43.94.06 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.140.070.07 Safer
Shoplifting0.761.91.92.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.140.140.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.92.11.90.34 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18253128 Getting worse

Changes In Thorpe St. Andrew's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thorpe St. Andrew to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Thorpe St. Andrew49.71-
Barnet67.0826% more dangerous
Croydon82.4840% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0545% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Coventry102.2451% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6462% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Thorpe St. Andrew During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thorpe St. Andrew change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Thorpe St. Andrew saw a 600% increase in public order. Thorpe St. Andrew saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+13%+80%+133%+43%-27%-+83%-40%+300%-80%
Bicycle Theft-----50%-----
Burglary+250%-67%-50%+200%-40%-60%-75%+200%-86%-40%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%+82%+110%+86%+17%-45%-14%-30%-55%-23%
Drugs--50%+100%+100%-67%---33%--50%
Other Crime+100%-67%+300%-+50%--+100%+300%-
Other Theft-50%-71%-50%-88%-+25%+100%+400%-50%-83%
Public Order-40%-14%+600%-25%+75%+150%-29%-75%+200%-20%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--67%+300%---+100%---
Vehicle Crime+200%-50%-40%--75%--50%---50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%+36%+11%+44%+29%-19%+18%+5%+33%+2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thorpe St. Andrew

What police force serves Thorpe St. Andrew?
Thorpe St. Andrew's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.

How dangerous is Thorpe St. Andrew?
Thorpe St. Andrew is among the top 10 safest small town in Norfolk.

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

What is the least common crime in Thorpe St. Andrew?
Thorpe St. Andrew's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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