Crime in Suffolk

Suffolk is the 47th most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Suffolk in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 33 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Suffolk's larger towns and cities, Ipswich is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Sudbury, and Newmarket comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Suffolk, starting with West Row which ranks as the safest area in Suffolk, followed up by Kesgrave in second place, and Carlton Colville in third place.

Crime Map of Suffolk

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Suffolk Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour9,24214.07
Bicycle Theft6530.99
Burglary2,4543.74
Criminal Damage and Arson5,2337.97
Drugs1,6182.46
Other Crime1,1381.73
Other Theft3,3435.09
Possession of Weapons4160.63
Public Order5,0987.76
Robbery3000.46
Shoplifting2,3243.54
Theft From the Person3340.51
Vehicle Crime2,3743.61
Violence and Sexual Offences21,95633.43

Suffolk's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Suffolk
Beccles751720.64% more dangerous
Brandon5916314% safer
Carlton Colville25328154% safer
Felixstowe1,4045726% safer
Great Cornard6386510% safer
Hadleigh4194753% safer
Ipswich13,5289927% more dangerous
Kesgrave40727163% safer
Mildenhall6716216% safer
Newmarket1,4788919% more dangerous
Stowmarket1,4046412% safer
Sudbury1,3429726% more dangerous
West Row6961024% safer
Woodbridge4405629% safer

Crime Trends in Suffolk

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17131314Safer
Bicycle Theft1.91.81.50.99Safer
Burglary664.53.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111088Safer
Drugs2.11.82.22.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.61.61.7Getting worse
Other Theft8765Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.680.790.63Safer
Public Order7878Getting worse
Robbery0.550.700.740.46Safer
Shoplifting6653.5Safer
Theft From the Person0.740.850.700.51Safer
Vehicle Crime654.23.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28323233Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021