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Crime and Safety in North Petherton

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North Petherton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 81st most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North Petherton in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 29% lower than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North Petherton is the 296th safest small town, and the 3,691st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, North Petherton was the worst small town in Somerset for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for North Petherton residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.32 per 1,000 residents. North Petherton recorded 1 report of theft from the person during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in North Petherton are violence and sexual offences, with 229 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 202 offences and a difference of 2.87 from 2020's crime rate of 21. North Petherton's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

North Petherton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Somerset

26% lower, regional crime rate

South West

63% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in North Petherton is 26% lower than the South West and 63% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

North Petherton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in North Petherton 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 North Petherton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147440
202042398
201950473
201844410
201743406
201642399

Crime in North Petherton Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in North Petherton This Year

 North PethertonSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11011.6914,28614.72 26% safer
Bicycle Theft50.536530.67 26% safer
Burglary141.492,5982.68 80% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson454.786,5956.80 42% safer
Drugs50.531,0651.10 108% safer
Other Crime101.061,0441.08 1.9% safer
Other Theft404.254,1504.28 0.71% safer
Possession of Weapons30.323850.40 25% safer
Public Order535.638,9899.26 64% safer
Robbery20.214080.42 100% safer
Shoplifting131.383,1043.20 132% safer
Vehicle Crime212.232,7142.80 26% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22924.3426,60027.41 13% safer

North Petherton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yeovil Without26329.9456% safer
Midsomer Norton45738.2922% safer
Yatton30339.7318% safer
Brympton30639.8517% safer
Clevedon89741.8312% safer
North Petherton44046.76-
Street63149.646% more dangerous
Shepton Mallet55150.978% more dangerous
Wellington86054.4014% more dangerous
Wells63656.5617% more dangerous
Minehead76563.2926% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North Petherton

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Recent Crimes in North Petherton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kerry CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Daisy CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Samphire WalkOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saxony PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saxony PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saxony PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stockmoor DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Alder CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Limousin WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Whiting LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King Alfred CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Limousin WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Breton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chillingham DroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whiting LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Samphire WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kerry CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

North Petherton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14151512 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.320.110.320.53 Getting worse
Burglary4.863.11.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.972.94.8 Safer
Drugs0.210.431.20.53 Safer
Other Crime0.530.640.961.1 Getting worse
Other Theft884.24.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.210.110.32 Getting worse
Public Order4.5556 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.430.210.21 Safer
Shoplifting1.61.10.531.4 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.52.92.02.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17182124 Getting worse

Changes In North Petherton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing North Petherton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
North Petherton46.76-
Barnet67.0830% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in North Petherton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stockmoor & North Petherton49145First

Crime in North Petherton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in North Petherton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when North Petherton saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. North Petherton saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 88% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%-56%-54%+53%+60%+38%-10%-33%-+60%
Burglary-33%-33%-+75%-63%-78%-82%+50%-33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-80%-50%+33%+300%-50%-80%-33%-80%-78%
Drugs--+100%--+100%----
Other Theft-33%-50%+100%-73%-88%-73%--67%--60%
Public Order+33%+100%+167%-50%-43%+20%-33%-57%+40%+300%
Shoplifting--67%--------
Vehicle Crime-40%--33%+50%--75%--+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--26%+125%+100%+7%-7%+77%-6%+30%+82%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in North Petherton

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

How dangerous is North Petherton?
North Petherton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Somerset.

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

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

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