Wymondham Crime Overview

Wymondham is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Norfolk, and is the 87th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wymondham in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wymondham is the 354th most dangerous small town, and the 2,310th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Wymondham was the worst small town in Norfolk for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Wymondham residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Wymondham recorded 14 reports of drugs during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.81 the worst small town for drugs in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Wymondham are violence and sexual offences, with 474 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 26% higher than 2019's figure of 351 offences and a difference of 7.10 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Wymondham's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Wymondham Compared To Norfolk

Summary of Crimes in Wymondham This Year

 WymondhamNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25714.8315,14016.6812% safer
Bicycle Theft120.698750.9639% safer
Burglary301.732,4982.7559% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1025.897,0357.7532% safer
Drugs593.412,5992.8616% more dangerous
Other Crime1126.462,3202.5660% more dangerous
Other Theft633.644,1824.6127% safer
Possession of Weapons80.465790.6439% safer
Public Order925.317,1627.8949% safer
Robbery30.173380.37118% safer
Shoplifting150.873,1663.49301% safer
Theft From the Person60.353570.3911% safer
Vehicle Crime170.981,8782.07111% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences47427.3630,14133.2021% safer

Wymondham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Attleborough54747.2321% safer
Caister-on-Sea41947.6120% safer
Downham Market56951.7011% safer
North Walsham67051.9310% safer
Fakenham45056.701.1% safer
Wymondham99357.32-
Watton47757.830.88% more dangerous
Cromer52367.5915% more dangerous
Swaffham57769.7018% more dangerous
Diss63073.2222% more dangerous
Dereham1,43373.6222% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wymondham

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Wymondham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14121615Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.750.750.400.69Getting worse
Burglary2.42.21.31.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8886Safer
Drugs3.82.83.33.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.81.26Getting worse
Other Theft4.24.93.43.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.170.520.46Getting worse
Public Order4.74.73.45Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.350.230.17Safer
Shoplifting1.41.90.980.87Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.230.290.35Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.41.60.630.98Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17182027Getting worse

Changes In Wymondham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wymondham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wymondham57.32-
Barnet67.7115% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2134% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Wymondham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wymondham East & Spooner Row74664First
Wymondham West24744Second

Crime in Wymondham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wymondham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Wymondham saw a 1,700% increase in other crime. Wymondham saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-15%+79%+32%+11%-36%-39%-52%-15%-32%-70%
Bicycle Theft---+100%------
Burglary+250%--75%+100%-50%+50%+200%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-50%-45%-29%-55%+25%+180%-25%--
Drugs-14%-25%+250%-60%-25%+100%+50%-63%+150%-
Other Crime+67%+400%+233%+67%+350%-+350%+500%+1,700%+1,300%
Other Theft-56%+100%+67%+100%-13%+60%+80%-20%-+150%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+75%+20%+200%+20%+200%+29%+180%+100%-+29%
Shoplifting-50%----33%--+100%+100%+50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+100%------67%+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+60%+32%+13%+38%+57%+68%+59%+26%-26%+24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wymondham

What police force serves Wymondham?
Wymondham's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.
How dangerous is Wymondham?
Wymondham is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Norfolk.
What is Wymondham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Wymondham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Wymondham?
Wymondham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021