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Somerset Crime Statistics

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Somerset is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Somerset in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 27 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Somerset's larger towns and cities, Bridgwater is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Yeovil, and Glastonbury comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Somerset, starting with Nailsea which ranks as the safest area in Somerset, followed up by Yeovil Without in second place, and Portishead in third place.

Somerset Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Somerset represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

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Somerset Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour14,28614.72
Bicycle Theft6530.67
Burglary2,5982.68
Criminal Damage and Arson6,5956.80
Drugs1,0651.10
Other Crime1,0441.08
Other Theft4,1504.28
Possession of Weapons3850.40
Public Order8,9899.26
Robbery4080.42
Shoplifting3,1043.20
Theft From the Person2720.28
Vehicle Crime2,7142.80
Violence and Sexual Offences26,59927.41

Somerset's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Somerset
Bath6,65264 6% more dangerous
Bridgwater4,686124 51% more dangerous
Brympton30640 51% safer
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge1,47074 19% more dangerous
Chard Town1,07277 22% more dangerous
Clevedon89742 44% safer
Frome1,57256 8% safer
Glastonbury949102 41% more dangerous
Keynsham1,26069 12% more dangerous
Midsomer Norton45738 58% safer
Minehead76563 4.6% more dangerous
Nailsea42027 123% safer
North Petherton44047 29% safer
Portishead1,01138 58% safer
Shepton Mallet55151 18% safer
Street63150 22% safer
Taunton5,91093 35% more dangerous
Wellington86054 11% safer
Wells63657 7% safer
Weston-Super-Mare7,92990 33% more dangerous
Yatton30340 52% safer
Yeovil3,706118 49% more dangerous
Yeovil Without26330 102% safer

Crime Trends in Somerset

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18171815 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.890.850.680.67 Safer
Burglary4.74.73.42.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7777 Safer
Drugs0.931.11.41.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.720.800.951.1 Getting worse
Other Theft664.64.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.410.400.40 Getting worse
Public Order8899 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.530.540.42 Safer
Shoplifting4.74.93.43.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.470.260.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.83.93.22.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22232427 Getting worse
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