Midsomer Norton Crime Overview

Midsomer Norton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 117th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Midsomer Norton in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Midsomer Norton is the 269th safest small town, and the 4,180th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Midsomer Norton was the worst small town in Somerset for other crime, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Midsomer Norton residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Midsomer Norton recorded 7 reports of burglary during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.59 the worst small town for burglary in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Midsomer Norton are violence and sexual offences, with 221 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 4.5% higher than 2019's figure of 211 offences and a difference of 0.84 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Midsomer Norton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 75% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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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 Behaviour21918.3517,23917.763.2% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.426600.6862% safer
Burglary252.093,2773.3862% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson665.536,5376.7422% safer
Drugs161.341,3331.372.2% safer
Other Crime80.679250.9542% safer
Other Theft463.854,5004.6421% safer
Possession of Weapons60.503880.4020% more dangerous
Public Order665.538,5298.7959% safer
Shoplifting151.263,3153.42171% safer
Theft From the Person40.342520.2624% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime151.263,0463.14149% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22118.5223,22123.9329% safer

Midsomer Norton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea39225.2264% safer
Brympton25733.4723% safer
Yeovil Without32236.6513% safer
Clevedon87840.950.85% safer
Midsomer Norton49341.30-
North Petherton39842.302.4% more dangerous
Yatton34545.249% more dangerous
Wellington72345.7310% more dangerous
Street61648.4615% more dangerous
Wells61554.7024% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Midsomer Norton

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Midsomer Norton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19121518Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.080.08-0.42Getting worse
Burglary2.63.12.52.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.94.366Getting worse
Drugs0.840.080.671.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.670.670.670.67No change
Other Theft564.43.8Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.080.340.50Getting worse
Public Order64.656Getting worse
Shoplifting4.32.62.21.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.250.080.34Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.81.82.61.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18191819Getting worse

Changes In Midsomer Norton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Midsomer Norton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Midsomer Norton41.30-
Barnet67.7139% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2250% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2152% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Midsomer Norton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Midsomer Norton North27644First
Midsomer Norton Redfield21738Second

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021