Yeovil Crime Overview

Yeovil is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Somerset, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 422 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yeovil in 2020 was 111 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 48% higher than the Somerset rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yeovil is the 25th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 342nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Yeovil had the worst crime rate in Somerset for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Yeovil residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Yeovil recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst for theft from the person in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Yeovil are violence and sexual offences, with 1,448 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 2.6% higher than 2019's figure of 1,410 offences and a difference of 1.21 from 2019's crime rate of 45. Yeovil's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 16 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 169% from 2019's figure of 43 crimes.

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

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Crime in Yeovil Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Yeovil This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,30941.8217,23917.7658% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft160.516600.6833% safer
Burglary1615.143,2773.3834% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson41213.166,5376.7449% more dangerous
Drugs842.681,3331.3749% more dangerous
Other Crime571.829250.9548% more dangerous
Other Theft2317.384,5004.6437% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons290.933880.4057% more dangerous
Public Order64220.518,5298.7957% more dangerous
Robbery361.155260.5453% more dangerous
Shoplifting2176.933,3153.4251% more dangerous
Theft From the Person230.732520.2664% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1223.903,0463.1419% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,44846.2623,22123.9348% more dangerous

Yeovil Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Portishead1,02138.48189% safer
Frome1,67359.3987% safer
Bridgwater4,185110.880.21% safer

Crime Over Time in Yeovil

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Yeovil Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour36373142Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson18161813Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft1011117Safer
Possession of Weapons0.830.771.00.93Getting worse
Public Order14171821Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.961.21.31.2Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.640.350.890.73Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences37424546Getting worse

Changes In Yeovil's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Yeovil's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Yeovil that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Birchfield Park--1-411.2
Milford Recreation Ground8-3-434.2
Pen Hill Park1-1-421.8

Comparing Yeovil to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7164% safer
Coventry77.4144% safer
Croydon83.2234% safer
Sheffield85.8129% safer
Bristol86.2129% safer
Leicester97.4414% safer
Birmingham102.878% safer
Liverpool107.283.6% safer
Bradford133.0216% more dangerous
Leeds137.1019% more dangerous

Crime in Yeovil's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yeovil Milford Park74494Second
Yeovil Preston Plucknett50873Third
Yeovil South31750Fourth
Yeovil Town1,495213First

Yeovil Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Yeovil for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourYeovil South (77)Yeovil Town (675)
Bicycle TheftYeovil Milford Park (1)Yeovil Town (7)
BurglaryYeovil Milford Park (18)Yeovil Town (88)
Criminal Damage and ArsonYeovil South (29)Yeovil Town (148)
DrugsYeovil Milford Park (12)Yeovil Town (40)
Other CrimeYeovil South (3)Yeovil Town (19)
Other TheftYeovil Preston Plucknett (23)Yeovil Town (103)
Possession of WeaponsYeovil South (2)Yeovil Town (15)
Public OrderYeovil South (40)Yeovil Town (285)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Yeovil Preston Plucknett (3)Yeovil Town (22)
ShopliftingYeovil South (7)Yeovil Town (125)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Yeovil South (1)Yeovil Town (18)
Vehicle CrimeYeovil Preston Plucknett (15)Yeovil Town (49)
Violence and Sexual OffencesYeovil South (137)Yeovil Town (576)

Crime in Yeovil During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yeovil change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Yeovil saw a 300% increase in possession of weapons. Yeovil saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019. Rates of burglary and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Yeovil's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+8%-6%+45%+7%+27%+112%+108%+48%+1%+36%
Bicycle Theft--33%-75%--25%----80%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-48%-24%-61%+17%-22%-20%+21%-28%-43%-39%
Other Crime-36%-33%-63%+67%+20%+100%-17%--17%-
Other Theft-40%-59%-52%-33%-21%+9%-17%-42%-30%-73%
Possession of Weapons--+300%-50%+50%+50%-50%-80%-+33%
Public Order+29%-30%-5%+36%+51%+10%+34%+2%-7%-
Theft From the Person-50%+50%--75%+200%+100%-25%-+100%-
Vehicle Crime+67%-10%+167%-29%+43%+78%-71%+83%-86%+31%
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%-23%+9%+26%+34%+11%+4%+14%-18%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yeovil

What police force serves Yeovil?
Yeovil's local territorial police force is the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
How dangerous is Yeovil?
Yeovil is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Somerset.
What is Yeovil's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Yeovil are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Yeovil?
Yeovil's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021