Crime in Somerset

Somerset is the 28th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Somerset in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 19 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 Brympton which ranks as the safest area in Somerset, followed up by Somerset West and Taunton in second place, and Yeovil Without in third place.

Crime Map of Somerset

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Somerset Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour9,72914.43
Bicycle Theft3120.46
Burglary1,7072.53
Criminal Damage and Arson3,7465.56
Drugs6901.02
Other Crime5260.78
Other Theft2,5543.79
Possession of Weapons2140.32
Public Order4,7987.12
Robbery2660.39
Shoplifting1,6092.39
Theft From the Person1210.18
Vehicle Crime1,3972.07
Violence and Sexual Offences12,97719.25

Somerset's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Somerset
Bridgwater3,90610356% more dangerous
Brympton2403147% safer
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge1,4647438% more dangerous
Chard Town9646934% more dangerous
Frome1,5695618% more dangerous
Glastonbury8489150% more dangerous
Minehead6225111% more dangerous
North Petherton3663918% safer
Shepton Mallet5845415% more dangerous
Somerset West and Taunton4,9493244% safer
Street585460.33% more dangerous
Wellington6604210% safer
Wells557507% more dangerous
Yeovil3,19710255% more dangerous
Yeovil Without2993435% safer

Crime Trends in Somerset

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15151414Safer
Bicycle Theft0.790.700.630.46Safer
Burglary3.94.03.92.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6676Safer
Drugs0.830.830.891.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.660.620.710.78Getting worse
Other Theft5563.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.230.290.32Getting worse
Public Order6777Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.310.430.39Getting worse
Shoplifting4.54.04.02.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.240.350.18Safer
Vehicle Crime2.93.23.12.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192019Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021