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Crime and Safety in Yeovil

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Yeovil is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Somerset, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Somerset's 414 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yeovil in 2021 was 118 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Somerset's overall crime rate, coming in 49% higher than the Somerset rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yeovil is the 25th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 357th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Yeovil had the worst crime rate in Somerset for possession of weapons, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Yeovil residents, when it was Somerset's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Yeovil recorded 6 reports of theft from the person during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst for theft from the person in Somerset that month.

The most common crimes in Yeovil are violence and sexual offences, with 1,694 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 54. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 1,448 offences and a difference of 7.86 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Yeovil's least common crime is theft from the person, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 64% from 2020's figure of 23 crimes.

Yeovil 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Somerset

50% higher, regional crime rate

South West

35% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Yeovil is 50% higher than the South West and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Yeovil Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Yeovil 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 Yeovil

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211183,706
20201113,478
20191223,815
20181193,729
20171133,524
20161053,294

Crime in Yeovil Compared To Somerset

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Summary of Crimes in Yeovil This Year

 YeovilSomerset 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,12736.0014,28614.72 59% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft160.516530.67 31% safer
Burglary922.942,5982.68 9% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson44414.186,5956.80 52% more dangerous
Drugs501.601,0651.10 31% more dangerous
Other Crime682.171,0441.08 50% more dangerous
Other Theft1886.014,1504.28 29% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons341.093850.40 63% more dangerous
Public Order74623.838,9899.26 61% more dangerous
Robbery371.184080.42 64% more dangerous
Shoplifting2257.193,1043.20 55% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.452720.28 38% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime983.132,7142.80 11% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,69454.1226,60027.41 49% more dangerous

Yeovil Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Portishead1,01138.10211% safer
Frome1,57255.81112% safer
Yeovil3,706118.39-
Bridgwater4,686124.164.6% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yeovil

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Recent Crimes in Yeovil

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A37Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Freedom AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Abbots MeadeFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Alexandra RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northbrook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Earle StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sunningdale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Melrose RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Montrose RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Derwent GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022RobberyOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dampier StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A37Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crofton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Yeovil Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37314236 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.40.510.51 Safer
Burglary6652.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16181314 Safer
Drugs2.62.12.71.6 Safer
Other Crime1.52.01.82.2 Getting worse
Other Theft111176 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.771.00.931.1 Getting worse
Public Order17182124 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.31.21.2 Getting worse
Shoplifting151177 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.890.730.45 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.04.13.93.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42454654 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0876% safer
Croydon82.4844% safer
Sheffield90.0531% safer
Bristol90.5231% safer
Coventry102.2416% safer
Leicester111.596% safer
Yeovil118.39-
Liverpool123.063.8% more dangerous
Birmingham129.649% more dangerous
Bradford132.2811% more dangerous
Leeds150.9422% more dangerous

Crime in Yeovil's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yeovil Milford Park814103Second
Yeovil Preston Plucknett51674Third
Yeovil South31349Fourth
Yeovil Town1,542219First

Yeovil Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourYeovil South (75)Yeovil Town (506)
Bicycle TheftYeovil Milford Park (1)Yeovil Town (7)
BurglaryYeovil South (10)Yeovil Town (35)
Criminal Damage and ArsonYeovil South (12)Yeovil Town (128)
DrugsYeovil South (7)Yeovil Town (21)
Other CrimeYeovil South (6)Yeovil Town (25)
Other TheftYeovil Preston Plucknett (25)Yeovil Town (76)
Possession of WeaponsYeovil Preston Plucknett (2)Yeovil Town (21)
Public OrderYeovil South (50)Yeovil Town (368)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Yeovil Preston Plucknett (1)Yeovil Town (26)
ShopliftingYeovil South (10)Yeovil Town (128)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Yeovil Preston Plucknett (1)Yeovil Town (9)
Vehicle CrimeYeovil Preston Plucknett (6)Yeovil Town (39)
Violence and Sexual OffencesYeovil South (146)Yeovil Town (659)

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+8%-6%+45%+7%+27%+112%+108%+48%+1%+36%
Bicycle Theft--33%-75%--25%----80%-75%
Burglary-10%-50%-8%-17%-52%+100%-21%-45%-63%-48%
Criminal Damage and Arson-48%-24%-61%+17%-22%-20%+21%-28%-43%-39%
Drugs+29%-+80%+120%+11%+120%+33%-80%-40%-80%
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%-
Robbery---86%+100%-75%--40%--50%-
Shoplifting-61%-75%-81%-70%-27%+32%-44%-66%-29%+53%
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 second 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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