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Suffolk Crime Statistics

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Suffolk is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Suffolk in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 31 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Suffolk Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Suffolk represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Suffolk Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour8,79211.54
Bicycle Theft5570.73
Burglary1,9802.60
Criminal Damage and Arson5,1486.76
Drugs1,4841.95
Other Crime1,1371.49
Other Theft3,5134.61
Possession of Weapons4450.58
Public Order5,4367.14
Robbery2610.34
Shoplifting2,3693.11
Theft From the Person3210.42
Vehicle Crime2,1612.84
Violence and Sexual Offences23,42330.75

Suffolk's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Suffolk
Beccles83881 22% more dangerous
Brandon61466 3.6% more dangerous
Bury St Edmunds3,76491 31% more dangerous
Carlton Colville36741 54% safer
Felixstowe1,49161 4.3% safer
Great Cornard61563 0.41% safer
Hadleigh40345 40% safer
Haverhill2,29383 24% more dangerous
Ipswich12,91087 27% more dangerous
Kesgrave38926 142% safer
Lowestoft6,88093 32% more dangerous
Mildenhall73668 7% more dangerous
Newmarket1,61097 35% more dangerous
Stowmarket1,29259 8% safer
Sudbury1,34797 35% more dangerous
Woodbridge50464 0.78% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Suffolk

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11111312 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.30.900.73 Safer
Burglary53.83.42.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8777 Safer
Drugs1.61.82.32.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.41.61.5 Getting worse
Other Theft64.94.74.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.670.580.58No change
Public Order7677 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.600.630.420.34 Safer
Shoplifting54.73.33.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.730.600.460.42 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.73.63.42.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27273131 Getting worse
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