Frome Crime Overview

Frome is the second safest medium-sized town in Somerset, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Frome in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 2.0% higher than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Frome is the 62nd safest medium-sized town, and the 2,150th 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 693 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 4.6% higher than 2019's figure of 661 offences and a difference of 1.13 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Frome's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 133% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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

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Crime in Frome Compared To Somerset

Summary of Crimes in Frome This Year

 FromeSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47616.9017,23917.765% safer
Bicycle Theft210.756600.689% more dangerous
Burglary622.203,2773.3854% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2117.496,5376.7410% more dangerous
Drugs270.961,3331.3743% safer
Other Crime240.859250.9512% safer
Other Theft1374.864,5004.644.5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.283880.4043% safer
Public Order2468.738,5298.790.69% safer
Robbery140.505260.548% safer
Shoplifting953.373,3153.421.5% safer
Theft From the Person30.112520.26136% safer
Vehicle Crime1324.693,0463.1433% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences69324.6023,22123.932.7% more dangerous

Frome Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Portishead1,02138.4854% safer
Frome1,67359.39-
Bridgwater4,185110.8846% more dangerous
Yeovil3,478111.1147% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Frome

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Frome Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16171717Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.530.530.640.75Getting worse
Burglary563.32.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8997Safer
Drugs0.710.920.710.96Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.780.710.85Getting worse
Other Theft4.94.63.84.9Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.320.280.250.28Safer
Public Order6889Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.670.640.50Getting worse
Shoplifting4.573.73.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.250.250.11Safer
Vehicle Crime2.84.64.24.7Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences19232325Getting worse

Changes In Frome's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Frome to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Frome59.39-
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Frome's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frome North East26936Third
Frome North West73983First
Frome South & East59557Second

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021