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Crime and Safety in Nailsea

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Nailsea is the safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 168th safest overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Nailsea in 2021 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 123% lower than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Nailsea is the 96th safest small town, and the 3,919th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Nailsea was the worst small town in Somerset for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Nailsea residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.45 per 1,000 residents. Nailsea recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for theft from the person in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Nailsea are violence and sexual offences, with 208 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 164 offences and a difference of 2.83 from 2020's crime rate of 11. Nailsea's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Nailsea 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Somerset

117% lower, regional crime rate

South West

183% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Nailsea is 117% lower than the South West and 183% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Nailsea Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Nailsea 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 Nailsea

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202127420
202025392
201933520
201829450
201733517
201633506

Crime in Nailsea Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Nailsea This Year

 NailseaSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1559.9714,28614.72 48% safer
Bicycle Theft60.396530.67 72% safer
Burglary251.612,5982.68 66% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson422.706,5956.80 152% safer
Drugs70.451,0651.10 144% safer
Other Crime130.841,0441.08 29% safer
Other Theft241.544,1504.28 178% safer
Possession of Weapons20.133850.40 208% safer
Public Order513.288,9899.26 182% safer
Robbery20.134080.42 223% safer
Shoplifting140.903,1043.20 256% safer
Theft From the Person20.132720.28 115% safer
Vehicle Crime241.542,7142.80 82% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20813.3826,60027.41 105% safer

Nailsea Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea42027.02-
Yeovil Without26329.9410% more dangerous
Midsomer Norton45738.2929% more dangerous
Yatton30339.7332% more dangerous
Brympton30639.8532% more dangerous
Clevedon89741.8335% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Nailsea

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Recent Crimes in Nailsea

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RidgewayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rhyne ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Woodview TerraceFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Horwood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RidgewayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Strawberry CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Engine LaneFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Other theftOn or near Pound LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clevedon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mary'S GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pound LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Godwin DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sycamore CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near KingshillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shaftesbury CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mary'S GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cherry RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near KingshillUnable to prosecute suspect

Nailsea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9111310 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.451.30.260.39 Safer
Burglary1.92.11.81.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.34.22.52.7 Safer
Drugs0.390.260.510.45 Safer
Other Crime0.260.450.260.84 Getting worse
Other Theft3.62.81.91.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.060.130.130.13 Getting worse
Public Order3.53.54.33.3 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.320.190.13 Safer
Shoplifting2.62.81.20.90 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.190.260.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.02.61.41.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131113 Getting worse

Changes In Nailsea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Nailsea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea27.02-
Barnet67.0860% more dangerous
Croydon82.4867% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0570% more dangerous
Bristol90.5270% more dangerous
Coventry102.2474% more dangerous
Leicester111.5976% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0678% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6479% more dangerous
Bradford132.2880% more dangerous
Leeds150.9482% more dangerous

Crime in Nailsea's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Nailsea East13721Second
Nailsea West28331First

Crime in Nailsea During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Nailsea change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Nailsea saw a 700% increase in vehicle crime. Nailsea saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-60%+73%+21%+26%+90%+125%+133%+20%-33%-8%
Bicycle Theft----67%------
Burglary-80%-67%-75%--+300%-+150%+200%+300%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-25%--25%-83%+100%-50%-56%+25%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--67%----25%-50%+33%-50%-67%
Possession of Weapons---50%-------
Public Order+200%---+350%-17%+17%--56%+50%
Shoplifting-67%---50%-80%-83%-67%-43%--
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%+50%-50%+100%--75%--+700%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-37%+50%+6%--15%+15%+156%-59%-24%-67%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Nailsea

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

How dangerous is Nailsea?
Nailsea is the safest small town in Somerset.

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

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

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