Crime in Somerset

Somerset is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Somerset in 2020 was 58 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 Somerset's larger towns and cities, Yeovil is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Bridgwater, 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 Brympton in second place, and Yeovil Without in third place.

Crime Map of Somerset

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Somerset Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour17,23917.76
Bicycle Theft6600.68
Burglary3,2773.38
Criminal Damage and Arson6,5376.74
Drugs1,3331.37
Other Crime9250.95
Other Theft4,5004.64
Possession of Weapons3880.40
Public Order8,5298.79
Robbery5260.54
Shoplifting3,3153.42
Theft From the Person2520.26
Vehicle Crime3,0463.14
Violence and Sexual Offences23,22123.93

Somerset's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Somerset
Bath6,470627% more dangerous
Bridgwater4,18511147% more dangerous
Brympton2573374% safer
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge1,5818027% more dangerous
Chard Town1,0417522% more dangerous
Clevedon8784142% safer
Frome1,673592.0% more dangerous
Glastonbury8989740% more dangerous
Keynsham1,2026511% more dangerous
Midsomer Norton4934141% safer
Minehead674564.4% safer
Nailsea39225131% safer
North Petherton3984238% safer
Portishead1,0213851% safer
Shepton Mallet638591.3% more dangerous
Street6164820% safer
Taunton5,6458935% more dangerous
Wellington7234627% safer
Wells615556% safer
Weston-Super-Mare7,7708834% more dangerous
Yatton3454529% safer
Yeovil3,47811148% more dangerous
Yeovil Without3223759% safer

Crime Trends in Somerset

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18181718Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.930.890.850.68Safer
Burglary4.74.74.73.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7777Safer
Drugs0.970.931.11.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.720.800.95Getting worse
Other Theft6664.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.270.310.410.40Getting worse
Public Order7889Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.420.530.54Getting worse
Shoplifting54.74.93.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.340.470.26Safer
Vehicle Crime3.83.83.93.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222324Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021