North Petherton Crime Overview

North Petherton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 112nd most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North Petherton in 2020 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North Petherton is the 282nd safest small town, and the 4,028th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2019, North Petherton was the worst small town in Somerset for burglary, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2019 was also a bad month for North Petherton residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.32 per 1,000 residents. North Petherton recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during February 2016, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in North Petherton are violence and sexual offences, with 202 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 169 offences and a difference of 3.51 from 2019's crime rate of 18. North Petherton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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See how North Petherton shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how North Petherton and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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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 Behaviour13814.6717,23917.7621% safer
Bicycle Theft30.326600.68112% safer
Burglary293.083,2773.3810% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson272.876,5376.74135% safer
Drugs111.171,3331.3717% safer
Other Crime90.969250.951.0% more dangerous
Other Theft404.254,5004.649% safer
Possession of Weapons10.113880.40264% safer
Public Order495.218,5298.7969% safer
Robbery20.215260.54157% safer
Shoplifting50.533,3153.42545% safer
Theft From the Person10.112520.26136% safer
Vehicle Crime192.023,0463.1455% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20221.4723,22123.9311% safer

North Petherton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nailsea39225.2268% safer
Brympton25733.4726% safer
Yeovil Without32236.6515% safer
Clevedon87840.953.3% safer
Midsomer Norton49341.302.4% safer
North Petherton39842.30-
Yatton34545.246% more dangerous
Wellington72345.738% more dangerous
Street61648.4613% more dangerous
Wells61554.7023% more dangerous
Minehead67455.7624% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North Petherton

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North Petherton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour15141515Safer
Bicycle Theft0.210.320.110.32Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.13.972.9Safer
Drugs1.10.210.431.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.850.530.640.96Getting worse
Other Theft7884.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.21-0.210.11Safer
Public Order4.44.555Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.21-0.430.21Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.110.11No change
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences17171821Getting worse

Changes In North Petherton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing North Petherton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
North Petherton42.30-
Barnet67.7138% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2249% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8151% more dangerous
Bristol86.2151% more dangerous
Leicester97.4457% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8759% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2861% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in North Petherton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stockmoor & North Petherton45441First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-32%-56%-54%+53%+60%+38%-10%-33%-+60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-80%-50%+33%+300%-50%-80%-33%-80%-78%
Other Theft-33%-50%+100%-73%-88%-73%--67%--60%
Public Order+33%+100%+167%-50%-43%+20%-33%-57%+40%+300%
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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021