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Crime and Safety in Wymondham, Norfolk

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Wymondham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Norfolk, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wymondham in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 0.47% higher than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wymondham is the 239th most dangerous small town, and the 1,458th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, 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. August 2021 was also a bad month for Wymondham residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. Wymondham recorded 10 reports of drugs during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.58 the worst small town for drugs in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Wymondham are violence and sexual offences, with 654 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 28% higher than 2020's figure of 474 offences and a difference of 10.39 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Wymondham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Wymondham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Norfolk

2.0% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wymondham is 2.0% higher than the East of England and 6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wymondham Crime Rate Over Time

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Wymondham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wymondham 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 Wymondham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021721,245
202057993
201944755
201848824
201746794
201639669

Crime in Wymondham Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Wymondham This Year

 WymondhamNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1579.0610,26211.30 25% safer
Bicycle Theft90.529091.00 92% safer
Burglary211.211,8922.08 72% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1186.816,7147.40 9% safer
Drugs382.192,0362.24 2.3% safer
Other Crime1458.372,2402.47 70% more dangerous
Other Theft693.984,0334.44 12% safer
Possession of Weapons70.405790.64 60% safer
Public Order1337.688,2029.04 18% safer
Robbery50.293030.33 14% safer
Shoplifting241.392,4712.72 96% safer
Theft From the Person40.233200.35 52% safer
Vehicle Crime181.041,5651.72 65% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences65437.7533,65737.08 1.8% more dangerous

Wymondham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Downham Market62556.7927% safer
North Walsham73356.8226% safer
Diss59469.044.1% safer
Swaffham57969.942.7% safer
Hellesdon81171.220.90% safer
Wymondham1,24571.86-
Dereham1,46075.014.2% more dangerous
Cromer61078.839% more dangerous
Fakenham64180.7611% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wymondham

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Recent Crimes in Wymondham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Esprit CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Stanleys LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Avenue RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near B1135Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Skipping Block RowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snowdrop StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spink'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Friarscroft LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Standley CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Penfold DriveFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022DrugsOn or near Fuschia CourtFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lupin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Thomas DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pelargonium DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Silfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wymondham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1216159 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.750.400.690.52 Safer
Burglary2.21.31.71.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8867 Safer
Drugs2.83.33.42.2 Safer
Other Crime1.81.268 Getting worse
Other Theft4.93.43.64.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.520.460.40 Safer
Public Order4.73.458 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.230.170.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.90.980.871.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.290.350.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.60.630.981.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18202738 Getting worse

Changes In Wymondham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wymondham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.087% safer
Wymondham71.86-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0520% more dangerous
Bristol90.5221% more dangerous
Coventry102.2430% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6445% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Wymondham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wymondham East & Spooner Row94881First
Wymondham West29752Second

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 5 most dangerous small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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