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Crime and Safety in Minehead

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Minehead is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Somerset, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Minehead in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 4.6% higher than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Minehead is the 321st most dangerous small town, and the 1,973rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Minehead was the worst small town in Somerset for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Minehead residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Minehead recorded 21 reports of public order during November 2021, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for public order in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Minehead are violence and sexual offences, with 361 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 290 offences and a difference of 5.88 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Minehead's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Minehead 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Somerset

7% higher, regional crime rate

South West

21% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Minehead is 7% higher than the South West and 21% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Minehead Crime Rate Over Time

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Minehead Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Minehead 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 Minehead

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202163765
202056674
201969837
201865787
201755661
201647570

Crime in Minehead Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Minehead This Year

 MineheadSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17114.1514,28614.72 4.0% safer
Bicycle Theft20.176530.67 294% safer
Burglary252.072,5982.68 29% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson967.946,5956.80 14% more dangerous
Drugs120.991,0651.10 11% safer
Other Crime151.241,0441.08 13% more dangerous
Other Theft534.384,1504.28 2.3% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.333850.40 21% safer
Public Order14311.838,9899.26 22% more dangerous
Robbery10.084080.42 425% safer
Shoplifting362.983,1043.20 7% safer
Theft From the Person40.332720.28 15% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime131.082,7142.80 159% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36129.8726,60027.41 8% more dangerous

Minehead Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
North Petherton44046.7635% safer
Street63149.6427% safer
Shepton Mallet55150.9724% safer
Wellington86054.4016% safer
Wells63656.5612% safer
Minehead76563.29-
Keynsham1,26068.628% more dangerous
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge1,47074.4915% more dangerous
Chard Town1,07377.3418% more dangerous
Glastonbury949102.3538% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Minehead

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Recent Crimes in Minehead

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near The AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dugdale StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blenheim MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Curlew CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shelduck CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SilvermeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Theme/Adventure ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millbridge GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Weirfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Glenmore RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Irnham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mallard RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little Plover CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrews LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Minehead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18151914 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.660.580.500.17 Safer
Burglary3.84.22.52.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8988 Getting worse
Drugs0.991.10.500.99 Safer
Other Crime0.580.500.741.2 Getting worse
Other Theft784.54.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.250.410.33 Safer
Public Order1091012 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.500.410.08 Safer
Shoplifting4.652.63.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.41-0.33 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.02.01.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25282430 Getting worse

Changes In Minehead's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Minehead to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Minehead63.29-
Barnet67.086% more dangerous
Croydon82.4823% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5230% more dangerous
Coventry102.2438% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6451% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Minehead's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Minehead Town50467First

Crime in Minehead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Minehead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Minehead saw a 245% increase in anti-social behaviour. Minehead saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+20%--56%+79%+245%+31%-5%-+8%+22%
Bicycle Theft------+100%---
Burglary-67%-25%---75%+50%-80%+100%-20%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+8%-45%-60%+44%-40%-20%-10%+33%-30%
Drugs---50%-------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+50%-77%-57%-56%-85%-14%-27%--33%-60%
Public Order---58%+89%+110%+14%--+30%+17%
Robbery--------50%-+200%
Shoplifting+40%--92%-75%-87%-67%-50%-60%-25%-
Vehicle Crime-86%+200%--------
Violence and Sexual Offences-38%+25%-14%-13%+23%+16%-4%-25%-27%-49%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Minehead

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

How dangerous is Minehead?
Minehead is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Somerset.

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

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

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