Thorpe St. Andrew Crime Overview

Thorpe St. Andrew is the third safest small town in Norfolk, and is the 254th safest overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thorpe St. Andrew in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 114% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thorpe St. Andrew is the 145th safest small town, and the 5,490th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Thorpe St. Andrew was the worst small town in Norfolk for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Thorpe St. Andrew residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.83 per 1,000 residents. Thorpe St. Andrew recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Thorpe St. Andrew are violence and sexual offences, with 263 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 218 offences and a difference of 3.10 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Thorpe St. Andrew's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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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 Behaviour694.7515,14016.68251% safer
Bicycle Theft40.288750.96243% safer
Burglary231.582,4982.7574% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.547,0357.7571% safer
Drugs100.692,5992.86314% safer
Other Crime161.102,3202.56133% safer
Other Theft151.034,1824.61348% safer
Possession of Weapons30.215790.64205% safer
Public Order292.007,1627.89294% safer
Robbery10.073380.37429% safer
Shoplifting281.933,1663.4981% safer
Theft From the Person20.143570.39179% safer
Vehicle Crime120.831,8782.07149% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26318.1130,14133.2083% safer

Thorpe St. Andrew Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hellesdon27323.9736% safer
Sprowston40425.1129% safer
Thorpe St. Andrew47232.50-
Gorleston-on-Sea84233.904.1% more dangerous
Costessey57834.696% more dangerous
Taverham35735.127% more dangerous
Bradwell42538.3115% more dangerous
Attleborough54747.2331% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thorpe St. Andrew

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Thorpe St. Andrew Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour74.13.74.8Safer
Bicycle Theft0.410.140.280.28Getting worse
Burglary1.61.40.691.6Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3. worse
Drugs0.210.760.960.69Getting worse
Other Crime0.830.550.691.1Getting worse
Other Theft1.60.832.31.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.210.140.21Safer
Public Order1.
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.140.140.07Safer
Shoplifting2.00.761.71.9Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime0.900.620.960.83Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences7101518Getting 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. Andrew32.50-
Barnet67.7152% more dangerous
Coventry77.4158% more dangerous
Croydon83.2261% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8162% more dangerous
Bristol86.2162% more dangerous
Leicester97.4467% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8768% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% 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 300% increase in shoplifting. Thorpe St. Andrew saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+55%+40%-17%-29%+60%+50%-+200%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+71%+67%---25%+50%--50%+100%
Other Crime--+100%-----+200%-
Other Theft-60%---86%--25%+100%--75%-
Public Order-75%+150%+200%--67%-50%-67%-+50%+33%
Vehicle Crime---29%----50%---50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-4%-27%+36%+19%-20%+36%+92%+31%+32%

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 the third 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021