Nailsea Crime Overview

Nailsea is the safest small town in Somerset, and is the 155th safest overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Nailsea in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 131% lower than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Nailsea is the 78th safest small town, and the 3,844th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Nailsea was the worst small town in Somerset for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Nailsea residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Nailsea recorded 6 reports of bicycle theft during August 2019, making its crime rate of 0.39 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Nailsea are violence and sexual offences, with 164 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 20% lower than 2019's figure of 197 offences and a difference of 2.12 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Nailsea's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Nailsea Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Nailsea This Year

 NailseaSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19912.8017,23917.7639% safer
Bicycle Theft40.266600.68162% safer
Burglary281.803,2773.3888% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson392.516,5376.74169% safer
Drugs80.511,3331.37169% safer
Other Crime40.269250.95265% safer
Other Theft291.874,5004.64148% safer
Possession of Weapons20.133880.40208% safer
Public Order674.318,5298.79104% safer
Robbery30.195260.54184% safer
Shoplifting181.163,3153.42195% safer
Theft From the Person40.262520.260% safer
Vehicle Crime221.423,0463.14121% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16410.5523,22123.93127% safer

Nailsea Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea39225.22-
Brympton25733.4725% more dangerous
Yeovil Without32236.6531% more dangerous
Clevedon87840.9538% more dangerous
Midsomer Norton49341.3039% more dangerous
North Petherton39842.3040% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Nailsea

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Nailsea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1191113Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.190.451.30.26Safer
Burglary1.41.92.11.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.03.34.22.5Safer
Drugs1.00.390.260.51Safer
Other Crime0.450.260.450.26Safer
Other Theft3.23.62.81.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.060.060.130.13Getting worse
Public Order4.13.53.54.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.060.320.19Getting worse
Shoplifting4.12.62.81.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.190.190.26Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.12.02.61.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11111311Safer

Changes In Nailsea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Nailsea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea25.22-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4167% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Nailsea's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Nailsea East13020Second
Nailsea West26229First

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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021