Crime in North Somerset

North Somerset is the 46th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in North Somerset in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 24 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of North Somerset's larger towns and cities, Weston-super-Mare is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Yatton, and Clevedon comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of North Somerset, starting with Nailsea which ranks as the safest area in North Somerset, followed up by Portishead in second place.

Crime Map of North Somerset

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North Somerset Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,43615.98
Bicycle Theft1640.76
Burglary7093.30
Criminal Damage and Arson1,1235.22
Drugs3211.49
Other Crime1990.93
Other Theft8043.74
Possession of Weapons1030.48
Public Order1,7738.24
Robbery1070.50
Shoplifting6963.24
Theft From the Person550.26
Vehicle Crime7853.65
Violence and Sexual Offences5,06323.54

North Somerset's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from North Somerset
Clevedon8133846% safer
Nailsea36924133% safer
Portishead9513654% safer
Weston-super-Mare7,1628736% more dangerous
Yatton3154134% safer

Crime Trends in North Somerset

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16161616Safer
Bicycle Theft0.830.971.20.76Safer
Burglary4.24.253.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6675Safer
Drugs1.00.951.31.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.860.710.860.93Getting worse
Other Theft6663.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.470.680.48Safer
Public Order7898Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.500.610.50Getting worse
Shoplifting54.653.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.340.370.26Safer
Vehicle Crime4.94.34.93.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21232424Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021