Yatton Crime Overview

Yatton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Somerset, and is the 99th most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yatton in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 29% lower than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yatton is the 325th safest small town, and the 3,608th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Yatton was the worst small town in Somerset for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Yatton residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Yatton recorded 13 reports of vehicle crime during January 2020, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Yatton are violence and sexual offences, with 151 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 116 offences and a difference of 4.59 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Yatton'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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Crime in Yatton Compared To Somerset

Summary of Crimes in Yatton This Year

 YattonSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8010.4917,23917.7669% safer
Bicycle Theft50.666600.683.0% safer
Burglary273.543,2773.384.5% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson395.116,5376.7432% safer
Drugs101.311,3331.374.6% safer
Other Crime40.529250.9583% safer
Other Theft121.574,5004.64196% safer
Possession of Weapons10.133880.40208% safer
Public Order567.348,5298.7920% safer
Robbery40.525260.543.8% safer
Shoplifting101.313,3153.42161% safer
Vehicle Crime263.413,0463.148% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15119.8023,22123.9321% safer

Yatton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brympton25733.4735% safer
Yeovil Without32236.6523% safer
Clevedon87840.9510% safer
Midsomer Norton49341.3010% safer
North Petherton39842.307% safer
Yatton34545.24-
Wellington72345.731.1% more dangerous
Street61648.467% more dangerous
Wells61554.7017% more dangerous
Minehead67455.7619% more dangerous
Shepton Mallet63859.0223% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yatton

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Yatton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour891110Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.660.790.66Getting worse
Burglary3.34.74.83.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.53.375Getting worse
Drugs0.260.261.81.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.130.260.520.52Getting worse
Other Theft3.43.43.41.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.130.260.13Safer
Public Order3.73.987Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.130.520.52Getting worse
Shoplifting0.520.661.71.3Getting worse
Vehicle Crime654.13.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11171520Getting worse

Changes In Yatton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Yatton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Yatton45.24-
Barnet67.7133% more dangerous
Coventry77.4142% more dangerous
Croydon83.2246% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8147% more dangerous
Bristol86.2148% more dangerous
Leicester97.4454% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8756% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2858% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Yatton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yatton & Cleeve38941First

Crime in Yatton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yatton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Yatton saw a 500% increase in anti-social behaviour. Yatton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during September, when it fell by 90% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+150%-60%+117%-18%+43%-50%+500%+200%-29%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-63%-89%-+300%-50%-43%---+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--80%-57%+33%-33%-22%-90%+200%-+33%
Drugs---33%-----+300%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+100%---33%-50%-33%---75%-
Public Order+100%-50%-29%+250%-70%+40%+200%-71%+150%-50%
Shoplifting------+100%--50%-
Vehicle Crime---67%-+200%--86%---
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-33%+14%+243%+200%+73%+50%-81%-50%+6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yatton

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021