Street Crime Overview

Street is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Somerset, and is the 84th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Street in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Street is the 382nd safest small town, and the 3,237th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Street was the worst small town in Somerset for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Street residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Street recorded 17 reports of criminal damage and arson during March 2019, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Street are violence and sexual offences, with 271 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 3.7% lower than 2019's figure of 281 offences and a difference of 0.79 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Street's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Street This Year

 StreetSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17213.5317,23917.7631% safer
Bicycle Theft141.106600.6838% more dangerous
Burglary282.203,2773.3854% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson776.066,5376.7411% safer
Drugs110.871,3331.3757% safer
Other Crime131.029250.957% more dangerous
Other Theft382.994,5004.6455% safer
Possession of Weapons40.313880.4029% safer
Public Order977.638,5298.7915% safer
Robbery40.315260.5474% safer
Shoplifting433.383,3153.421.2% safer
Vehicle Crime161.263,0463.14149% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27121.3223,22123.9312% safer

Crime in Street Compared To Somerset

Street Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Clevedon87840.9518% safer
Midsomer Norton49341.3017% safer
North Petherton39842.3015% safer
Yatton34545.247% safer
Wellington72345.736% safer
Street61648.46-
Wells61554.7011% more dangerous
Minehead67455.7613% more dangerous
Shepton Mallet63859.0218% more dangerous
Keynsham1,20265.4626% more dangerous
Chard Town1,04175.0435% more dangerous

Street Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15141514Safer
Bicycle Theft0.630.870.311.1Getting worse
Burglary3.82.22.42.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6686Safer
Drugs0.790.390.790.87Getting worse
Other Crime0.790.630.871.0Getting worse
Other Theft64.44.73.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.160.310.31Getting worse
Public Order7588Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.160.080.240.31Getting worse
Shoplifting8753.4Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.91.61.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17182221Getting worse

Changes In Street's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Street to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Street48.46-
Barnet67.7128% more dangerous
Coventry77.4137% more dangerous
Croydon83.2242% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8144% more dangerous
Bristol86.2144% more dangerous
Leicester97.4450% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Street's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Street Village54966First

Crime in Street During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Street change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Street saw a 333% increase in anti-social behaviour. Street saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Street's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%-46%-57%+10%-27%+37%+45%+40%-71%+333%
Burglary+100%---+100%+50%-67%-83%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-65%-90%-25%-13%-27%-36%+100%-33%-29%-20%
Drugs-50%-+50%-------
Other Crime--+300%------50%-
Other Theft-78%-75%+20%--75%--20%--50%+50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-20%-65%-60%-10%+18%+122%-38%+150%-40%+20%
Shoplifting-33%--50%-67%+150%---29%-82%-
Vehicle Crime---25%--+100%----
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%+9%-13%-27%+4%+3%+43%+31%-36%-20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Street

What police force serves Street?
Street's local territorial police force is the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
How dangerous is Street?
Street is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Somerset.
What is Street's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Street are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Street?
Street's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021