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Crime and Safety in Frome

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Frome is the second safest medium-sized towns in Somerset, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Frome in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Frome is the 49th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,635th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2015, Frome had the worst crime rate in Somerset for vehicle crime, with 33 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Frome are violence and sexual offences, with 726 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 4.5% higher than 2020's figure of 693 offences and a difference of 1.17 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Frome's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Frome 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Somerset

5% lower, regional crime rate

South West

37% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Frome is 5% lower than the South West and 37% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Frome Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Frome 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 Frome

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021561,572
2020591,673
2019591,651
2018661,850
2017531,482
2016651,828

Crime in Frome Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Frome This Year

 FromeSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39013.8514,28614.72 6% safer
Bicycle Theft90.326530.67 109% safer
Burglary551.952,5982.68 37% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2157.636,5956.80 11% more dangerous
Drugs230.821,0651.10 34% safer
Other Crime270.961,0441.08 12% safer
Other Theft923.274,1504.28 31% safer
Possession of Weapons80.283850.40 43% safer
Public Order2358.348,9899.26 11% safer
Robbery90.324080.42 31% safer
Shoplifting1043.693,1043.20 13% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.212720.28 33% safer
Vehicle Crime632.242,7142.80 25% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences72625.7726,60027.41 6% safer

Frome Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Portishead1,01138.1046% safer
Frome1,57255.81-
Yeovil3,706118.3953% more dangerous
Bridgwater4,686124.1655% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Frome

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Recent Crimes in Frome

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Kersey CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stoneleigh RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aspen CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near BadcoxUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Palmer StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Selwood CrescentLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Austin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Randolph RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rivers ReachUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market PlaceFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Austin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Egford LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Styles ParkFurther investigation is not in the public interest

Frome Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17171714 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.530.640.750.32 Safer
Burglary63.32.22.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9978 Safer
Drugs0.920.710.960.82 Getting worse
Other Crime0.780.710.850.96 Getting worse
Other Theft4.63.84.93.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.250.280.28 Safer
Public Order8898 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.670.640.500.32 Safer
Shoplifting73.73.43.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.250.110.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.64.24.72.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23232526 Getting worse

Changes In Frome's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Frome to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Frome55.81-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Frome's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frome North East26135Third
Frome North West72381First
Frome South & East53251Second

Crime in Frome During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Frome change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Frome saw a 600% increase in burglary. Frome saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 87% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%-15%-7%+15%-9%+22%-6%+70%+77%+65%
Bicycle Theft--+100%+100%--67%-67%---
Burglary+100%-50%-43%-50%-60%-22%+600%+22%-87%-22%
Criminal Damage and Arson-31%-5%-44%-4%+25%+38%-16%-45%-72%+7%
Drugs---50%+300%+200%--+600%+100%-33%
Other Crime+50%+33%--+100%-50%---+300%
Other Theft+120%+38%+70%+40%+60%-17%+125%-45%+117%-
Possession of Weapons---+100%----67%--
Public Order-5%-24%-8%+32%+47%+32%-10%+50%-35%-
Robbery--67%+100%----50%-50%-+100%
Shoplifting+14%-86%-25%-10%-50%-9%+150%-56%-67%+67%
Vehicle Crime+117%-50%-50%-40%-8%-17%+420%+43%-40%-57%
Violence and Sexual Offences+54%-7%+6%+15%-7%+39%-7%-36%-11%-19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Frome

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

How dangerous is Frome?
Frome is the second safest medium-sized town in Somerset.

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

What is the least common crime in Frome?
Frome's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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