Brympton Crime Overview

Brympton is the second safest small town in Somerset, and is the 181st most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brympton in 2020 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 74% lower than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brympton is the 156th safest small town, and the 5,680th safest 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. April 2020 was also a bad month for Brympton residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.65 per 1,000 residents. Brympton recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during June 2019, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Brympton are violence and sexual offences, with 152 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 120 offences and a difference of 4.16 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Brympton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Brympton to other towns and cities

See how Brympton shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Brympton and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Brympton Compared To Somerset

Summary of Crimes in Brympton This Year

 BrymptonSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8410.9417,23917.7662% safer
Bicycle Theft20.266600.68162% safer
Burglary30.393,2773.38767% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson263.396,5376.7499% safer
Drugs40.521,3331.37163% safer
Other Crime30.399250.95144% safer
Other Theft151.954,5004.64138% safer
Public Order303.918,5298.79125% safer
Robbery10.135260.54315% safer
Shoplifting141.823,3153.4288% safer
Vehicle Crime70.913,0463.14245% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15219.7923,22123.9321% safer

Brympton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea39225.2233% safer
Brympton25733.47-
Yeovil Without32236.659% more dangerous
Clevedon87840.9518% more dangerous
Midsomer Norton49341.3019% more dangerous
North Petherton39842.3021% more dangerous
Yatton34545.2426% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brympton

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Brympton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12131311Safer
Bicycle Theft0.260.520.260.26Safer
Burglary2.12.71.70.39Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6763.4Safer
Drugs0.780.390.130.52Getting worse
Other Crime0.130.390.520.39Getting worse
Other Theft2.92.22.32.0Safer
Public Order3.1553.9Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.780.130.13Safer
Shoplifting3.953.01.8Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.72.50.91Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15141620Getting worse

Changes In Brympton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brympton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brympton33.47-
Barnet67.7151% more dangerous
Coventry77.4157% more dangerous
Croydon83.2260% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2161% more dangerous
Leicester97.4466% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8767% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2869% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in Brympton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yeovil Larkhill39664First

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 the second safest small town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021