Keynsham Crime Overview

Keynsham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Somerset, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Keynsham in 2020 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Keynsham is the 249th most dangerous small town, and the 1,714th 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 510 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 19% higher than 2019's figure of 414 offences and a difference of 5.23 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Keynsham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Keynsham This Year

 KeynshamSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour41122.3817,23917.7621% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft150.826600.6817% more dangerous
Burglary1015.503,2773.3839% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1538.336,5376.7419% more dangerous
Drugs532.891,3331.3753% more dangerous
Other Crime170.939250.952.2% safer
Other Theft683.704,5004.6425% safer
Possession of Weapons70.383880.405% safer
Public Order1457.908,5298.7911% safer
Robbery50.275260.54100% safer
Shoplifting442.403,3153.4242% safer
Theft From the Person30.162520.2662% safer
Vehicle Crime814.413,0463.1429% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences51027.7823,22123.9314% more dangerous

Crime in Keynsham Compared To Somerset

Keynsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wellington72345.7343% safer
Street61648.4635% safer
Wells61554.7020% safer
Minehead67455.7617% safer
Shepton Mallet63859.0211% safer
Keynsham1,20265.46-
Chard Town1,04175.0413% more dangerous
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge1,58180.1118% more dangerous
Glastonbury89896.8532% more dangerous

Keynsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26232022Safer
Bicycle Theft0.760.380.650.82Getting worse
Burglary63.64.26Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson111378Safer
Drugs2.12.73.32.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.710.650.710.93Getting worse
Other Theft654.83.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.330.440.38Safer
Public Order7688Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.600.330.160.27Safer
Shoplifting2.81.51.92.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.440.380.220.16Safer
Vehicle Crime54.53.24.4Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18232328Getting worse

Changes In Keynsham's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Keynsham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Keynsham65.46-
Barnet67.713.3% more dangerous
Coventry77.4115% more dangerous
Croydon83.2221% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8124% more dangerous
Bristol86.2124% more dangerous
Leicester97.4433% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8736% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2839% more dangerous
Bradford133.0251% more dangerous
Leeds137.1052% more dangerous

Crime in Keynsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Keynsham East33259Third
Keynsham North42266Second
Keynsham South45071First

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%+44%+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%+67%-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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021