Clevedon Crime Overview

Clevedon is among the top 5 safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 120th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clevedon in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clevedon is the 263rd safest small town, and the 4,238th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Clevedon was the worst small town in Somerset for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Clevedon residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Clevedon recorded 22 reports of public order during August 2020, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for public order in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Clevedon are violence and sexual offences, with 355 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 320 offences and a difference of 1.64 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Clevedon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 17% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Clevedon Compared To Somerset

Summary of Crimes in Clevedon This Year

 ClevedonSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22710.5917,23917.7668% safer
Bicycle Theft70.336600.68106% safer
Burglary452.103,2773.3861% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson864.016,5376.7468% safer
Drugs170.791,3331.3773% safer
Other Crime170.799250.9520% safer
Other Theft622.894,5004.6461% safer
Public Order1175.468,5298.7961% safer
Robbery70.335260.5464% safer
Shoplifting713.313,3153.423.3% safer
Theft From the Person60.282520.267% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime884.103,0463.1423% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences35516.5623,22123.9345% safer

Clevedon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea39225.2262% safer
Brympton25733.4722% safer
Yeovil Without32236.6512% safer
Clevedon87840.95-
Midsomer Norton49341.300.85% more dangerous
North Petherton39842.303.2% more dangerous
Yatton34545.249% more dangerous
Wellington72345.7310% more dangerous
Street61648.4615% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clevedon

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Clevedon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14141311Safer
Bicycle Theft0.650.790.750.33Safer
Burglary3.02.63.22.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.63.64.54.0Safer
Drugs0.650.890.890.79Safer
Other Crime0.790.610.420.79Getting worse
Other Theft3.83.74.22.9Safer
Public Order64.555Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.420.280.33Getting worse
Shoplifting3.92.64.83.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.050.330.28Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.43.23.44.1Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14161517Getting worse

Changes In Clevedon's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Clevedon's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Clevedon that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Salthouse Fields4-2-101.6

Comparing Clevedon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Clevedon40.95-
Barnet67.7140% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2152% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Clevedon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Clevedon Central44355First
Clevedon North & Walton19935Second
Clevedon South & Yeo23631Third

Crime in Clevedon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Clevedon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Clevedon saw a 700% increase in vehicle crime. Clevedon saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Clevedon's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-22%-70%+29%+22%-49%-28%-67%-14%+77%+25%
Bicycle Theft---50%---+200%--67%-
Burglary-67%-29%-43%-33%-50%-25%-33%-50%-20%+133%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-54%-36%+233%+25%-33%-50%-47%--
Drugs----+100%--67%--50%-
Other Crime+200%--+200%------
Other Theft-20%-77%-75%+40%-67%+14%-33%-18%-55%+67%
Public Order+11%---11%+67%+69%-27%+83%+14%-25%
Robbery---50%-------
Shoplifting-78%-80%-64%-+11%-33%+175%-75%-30%-13%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--89%+150%+25%-+150%-+29%-75%+700%
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%+23%+90%-31%-41%+126%-+71%-41%+9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Clevedon

What police force serves Clevedon?
Clevedon's local territorial police force is the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
How dangerous is Clevedon?
Clevedon is among the top 5 safest small towns in Somerset.
What is Clevedon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Clevedon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Clevedon?
Clevedon's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021