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Crime and Safety in Glastonbury

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Glastonbury is the most dangerous small town in Somerset, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Glastonbury in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 41% higher than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Glastonbury is the 79th most dangerous small town, and the 545th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Glastonbury was the worst small town in Somerset for criminal damage and arson, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Glastonbury residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Glastonbury recorded 2 reports of other crime during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for other crime in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Glastonbury are violence and sexual offences, with 401 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 25% higher than 2020's figure of 300 offences and a difference of 10.89 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Glastonbury's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 167% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Glastonbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Somerset

43% higher, regional crime rate

South West

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Glastonbury is 43% higher than the South West and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Glastonbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Glastonbury Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Glastonbury 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 Glastonbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021102949
202097898
201992853
201893858
201796888
201681752

Crime in Glastonbury Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Glastonbury This Year

 GlastonburySomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39542.6014,28614.72 65% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft101.086530.67 38% more dangerous
Burglary373.992,5982.68 33% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10611.436,5956.80 41% more dangerous
Drugs192.051,0651.10 46% more dangerous
Other Crime192.051,0441.08 47% more dangerous
Other Theft707.554,1504.28 43% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons101.083850.40 63% more dangerous
Public Order19020.498,9899.26 55% more dangerous
Robbery30.324080.42 31% safer
Shoplifting454.853,1043.20 34% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.862720.28 67% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime313.342,7142.80 16% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences40143.2526,60027.41 37% more dangerous

Glastonbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wells63656.5681% safer
Minehead76563.2962% safer
Keynsham1,26068.6249% safer
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge1,47074.4937% safer
Chard Town1,07377.3432% safer
Glastonbury949102.35-

Crime Over Time in Glastonbury

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Recent Crimes in Glastonbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Monmouth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lambrook StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Fisher'S HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Street RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heritage CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dunstan RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South FieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Feversham LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Bushy Coombe GardensLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambrook StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moorlands RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heritage CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Turstin RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Glastonbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour50304243 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.860.750.751.1 Getting worse
Burglary3.9554.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12121311 Safer
Drugs2.41.91.82.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.972.02.0 Getting worse
Other Theft1210108 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.540.751.1 Getting worse
Public Order18182020 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.540.860.32 Safer
Shoplifting4.8664.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.750.430.320.86 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime74.13.43.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30323243 Getting worse

Changes In Glastonbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Glastonbury's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Glastonbury that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Wirrall Park2---321.2

Comparing Glastonbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0853% safer
Croydon82.4824% safer
Sheffield90.0514% safer
Bristol90.5213% safer
Coventry102.240.11% safer
Glastonbury102.35-
Leicester111.598% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0617% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6421% more dangerous
Bradford132.2823% more dangerous
Leeds150.9432% more dangerous

Crime in Glastonbury's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Glastonbury Town777100First

Crime in Glastonbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Glastonbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Glastonbury saw a 300% increase in other crime. Glastonbury saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during October, when it fell by 79% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+121%+47%+20%+136%-3%+14%+24%+107%+30%+68%
Bicycle Theft---+100%------
Burglary-43%--67%+67%+67%-50%-63%-67%-29%-17%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-10%+75%+22%+50%+100%+60%-79%--78%
Drugs----75%----+200%-
Other Crime-+200%+300%-------
Other Theft+33%-33%+133%+71%-50%-75%-43%+75%--33%
Possession of Weapons--------+100%-
Public Order+54%+55%+67%+125%+50%-30%-42%-22%+45%-71%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+200%-+200%---20%+17%-10%-63%-20%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-25%---50%-33%-67%-50%-70%-+67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-43%-38%+14%+11%+64%-31%+43%+16%+53%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Glastonbury

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

How dangerous is Glastonbury?
Glastonbury is the most dangerous small town in Somerset.

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

What is the least common crime in Glastonbury?
Glastonbury's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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