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Crime and Safety in Midsomer Norton

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Midsomer Norton is the third safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 140th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Midsomer Norton in 2021 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Midsomer Norton is the 173rd safest small town, and the 5,022nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Midsomer Norton was the worst small town in Somerset for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Midsomer Norton residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.59 per 1,000 residents. Midsomer Norton recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for theft from the person in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Midsomer Norton are violence and sexual offences, with 202 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 9% lower than 2020's figure of 221 offences and a difference of 1.60 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Midsomer Norton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Midsomer Norton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Somerset

53% lower, regional crime rate

South West

100% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Midsomer Norton is 53% lower than the South West and 100% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Midsomer Norton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Midsomer Norton 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 Midsomer Norton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202138457
202041493
201942505
201842505
201744530
201640480

Crime in Midsomer Norton Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Midsomer Norton This Year

 Midsomer NortonSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12210.2214,28614.72 44% safer
Bicycle Theft40.346530.67 97% safer
Burglary473.942,5982.68 32% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson302.516,5956.80 171% safer
Drugs80.671,0651.10 64% safer
Other Crime70.591,0441.08 83% safer
Other Theft423.524,1504.28 22% safer
Possession of Weapons20.173850.40 135% safer
Public Order675.618,9899.26 65% safer
Robbery20.174080.42 147% safer
Shoplifting292.433,1043.20 32% safer
Theft From the Person20.172720.28 65% safer
Vehicle Crime151.262,7142.80 122% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20216.9226,60027.41 62% safer

Midsomer Norton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea42027.0242% safer
Yeovil Without26329.9428% safer
Midsomer Norton45738.29-
Yatton30339.733.6% more dangerous
Brympton30639.853.9% more dangerous
Clevedon89741.838% more dangerous
North Petherton44046.7618% more dangerous
Street63149.6423% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Midsomer Norton

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Recent Crimes in Midsomer Norton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellow Brook CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grange EndUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Excelsior TerraceLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenfield WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellow Brook CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Excelsior TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grange EndUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Excelsior TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Steam MillsLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near Clevedon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rackvernal RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near SunnymeadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rackvernal RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chilcompton RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Greenfield WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Boundary CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Midsomer Norton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12151810 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.08-0.420.34 Getting worse
Burglary3.12.52.13.9 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.3662.5 Safer
Drugs0.080.671.30.67 Getting worse
Other Crime0.670.670.670.59 Safer
Other Theft64.43.83.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.340.500.17 Safer
Public Order4.6566 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.08-0.17 Safer
Shoplifting2.62.21.32.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.080.340.17 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.82.61.31.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19181917 Safer

Changes In Midsomer Norton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Midsomer Norton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Midsomer Norton38.29-
Barnet67.0843% more dangerous
Croydon82.4854% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0557% more dangerous
Bristol90.5258% more dangerous
Coventry102.2463% more dangerous
Leicester111.5966% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0669% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6470% more dangerous
Bradford132.2871% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in Midsomer Norton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Midsomer Norton North25040First
Midsomer Norton Redfield20736Second

Crime in Midsomer Norton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Midsomer Norton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Midsomer Norton saw a 600% increase in criminal damage and arson. Midsomer Norton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during December, when it fell by 82% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+56%-47%+43%+12%+88%+27%+75%+143%-43%+100%
Burglary--25%-+500%-25%---67%-+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson---43%+600%+27%-38%+67%-56%+20%-82%
Drugs---+200%---+100%--67%
Other Crime---------+100%
Other Theft---40%--57%-80%+60%-14%--60%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+350%+67%-50%-+140%-+125%-56%-40%-57%
Shoplifting--67%-67%+50%-33%-----67%
Vehicle Crime-25%--80%+100%-50%--+100%-+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences--47%+33%-39%-26%+5%-25%+250%+5%+29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Midsomer Norton

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

How dangerous is Midsomer Norton?
Midsomer Norton is the third safest small town in Somerset.

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

What is the least common crime in Midsomer Norton?
Midsomer Norton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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