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Crime and Safety in Keynsham

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Keynsham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Somerset, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Keynsham in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Keynsham is the 263rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,620th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2016, Keynsham had the worst crime rate in Somerset for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Keynsham are violence and sexual offences, with 545 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 511 offences and a difference of 1.85 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Keynsham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 25% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Keynsham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Somerset

14% higher, regional crime rate

South West

11% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Keynsham is 14% higher than the South West and 11% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Keynsham Crime Rate Over Time

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Keynsham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Keynsham 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 Keynsham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021691,260
2020661,204
2019571,047
2018621,130
2017601,108
201652956

Crime in Keynsham Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Keynsham This Year

 KeynshamSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33618.3014,28614.72 20% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.446530.67 52% safer
Burglary804.362,5982.68 39% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1608.716,5956.80 22% more dangerous
Drugs522.831,0651.10 61% more dangerous
Other Crime221.201,0441.08 10% more dangerous
Other Theft874.744,1504.28 10% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons110.603850.40 33% more dangerous
Public Order1689.158,9899.26 1.2% safer
Robbery80.444080.42 4.5% more dangerous
Shoplifting502.723,1043.20 18% safer
Theft From the Person40.222720.28 27% safer
Vehicle Crime653.542,7142.80 21% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences54529.6826,60027.41 8% more dangerous

Keynsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Street63149.6438% safer
Shepton Mallet55150.9735% safer
Wellington86054.4026% safer
Wells63656.5621% safer
Minehead76563.298% safer
Keynsham1,26068.62-
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge1,47074.498% more dangerous
Chard Town1,07377.3411% more dangerous
Glastonbury949102.3533% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Keynsham

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Recent Crimes in Keynsham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Broadmead LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ashmead RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hawthorns LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Somerdale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Durham GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WellswayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kenilworth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Durham GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St George'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Durham GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Clements CourtFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dunster RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Dunster RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Dene CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick RoadOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lincoln CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Keynsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23202218 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.380.650.820.44 Safer
Burglary3.64.264.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13789 Safer
Drugs2.73.32.92.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.650.710.931.2 Getting worse
Other Theft54.83.74.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.440.380.60 Getting worse
Public Order7889 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.160.270.44 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.51.92.42.7 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.220.160.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.53.24.43.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23232830 Getting worse

Changes In Keynsham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Keynsham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Manor Road Playing Fields-----10.20

Comparing Keynsham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.082.3% safer
Keynsham68.62-
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0524% more dangerous
Bristol90.5224% more dangerous
Coventry102.2433% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Keynsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Keynsham East33459Third
Keynsham North47574First
Keynsham South45172Second

Crime in Keynsham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Keynsham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Keynsham saw a 250% increase in other theft. Keynsham saw a large fall in other theft during December, when it fell by 88% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+23%-31%-15%+56%+30%+107%+91%+10%-46%+5%
Bicycle Theft----------50%
Burglary-+160%-60%-+33%-25%+117%-17%-25%+56%
Criminal Damage and Arson--25%+30%+67%+100%+92%+114%-50%+13%-57%
Drugs--33%-13%-56%-14%-57%-+100%-+33%
Other Crime--------+50%-
Other Theft-70%+25%-82%+250%-22%+14%--50%+20%-88%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-25%+56%-39%+90%+73%+78%-64%-47%-33%-47%
Shoplifting+100%-67%-+150%+133%+67%+67%+33%-33%+50%
Theft From the Person----50%------
Vehicle Crime---+225%+167%-25%+100%-+67%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+41%-18%+26%-6%-11%+30%+57%+5%+53%+76%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Keynsham

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

How dangerous is Keynsham?
Keynsham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Somerset.

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

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

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