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Crime and Safety in Brympton

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Brympton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 124th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brympton in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brympton is the 194th safest small town, and the 4,745th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Brympton was the worst small town in Somerset for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2019 was also a bad month for Brympton residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Brympton recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during August 2018, making its crime rate of 0.39 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Brympton are violence and sexual offences, with 146 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 4.1% lower than 2020's figure of 152 offences and a difference of 0.78 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Brympton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Brympton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Somerset

47% lower, regional crime rate

South West

92% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brympton is 47% lower than the South West and 92% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brympton Crime Rate Over Time

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Brympton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Brympton 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 Brympton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140306
202033257
201938293
201841313
201737282
201636277

Crime in Brympton Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Brympton This Year

 BrymptonSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9111.8514,28614.72 24% safer
Bicycle Theft10.136530.67 415% safer
Burglary70.912,5982.68 195% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson506.516,5956.80 4.5% safer
Drugs50.651,0651.10 69% safer
Other Crime30.391,0441.08 177% safer
Other Theft192.474,1504.28 73% safer
Public Order374.828,9899.26 92% safer
Robbery30.394080.42 8% safer
Shoplifting151.953,1043.20 64% safer
Vehicle Crime202.602,7142.80 8% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14619.0126,60027.41 44% safer

Brympton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea42027.0247% safer
Yeovil Without26329.9433% safer
Midsomer Norton45738.294.1% safer
Yatton30339.730.30% safer
Brympton30639.85-
Clevedon89741.834.7% more dangerous
North Petherton44046.7615% more dangerous
Street63149.6420% more dangerous
Shepton Mallet55150.9722% more dangerous
Wellington86054.4027% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brympton

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Recent Crimes in Brympton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buller AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Akeman CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Friars AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ermine StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buller AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Akeman CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Friars AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Merlin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thorne LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Akeman CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The TooseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brigadier CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ermine StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thorne GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Alvington FieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ermine StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mead AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Thorne GardensFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The TooseUnable to prosecute suspect

Brympton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13131112 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.520.260.260.13 Safer
Burglary2.71.70.390.91 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson763.47 Getting worse
Drugs0.390.130.520.65 Getting worse
Other Crime0.390.520.390.39 Getting worse
Other Theft2.22.32.02.5No change
Public Order553.94.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.780.130.130.39 Getting worse
Shoplifting53.01.82.0 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.72.50.912.6 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14162019 Getting worse

Changes In Brympton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brympton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brympton39.85-
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Coventry102.2461% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Brympton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yeovil Larkhill43470First

Crime in Brympton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brympton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Brympton saw a 300% increase in violence and sexual offences. Brympton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%-40%-36%-31%+10%-64%+20%+50%+150%+250%
Burglary-------67%---
Criminal Damage and Arson--33%--50%-78%-67%-33%-88%-50%-
Other Theft--+100%--75%-----
Public Order+50%---83%+100%+100%+33%--+50%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-33%--------50%-
Vehicle Crime---67%------60%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+44%-14%+88%+300%+45%+18%-8%-15%+60%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brympton

What police force serves Brympton?
Brympton's local territorial police force is the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

How dangerous is Brympton?
Brympton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Somerset.

What is Brympton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brympton are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Brympton?
Brympton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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