Crime in Suffolk

Suffolk is the 27th safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Suffolk in 2020 was 67 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 Ipswich, and Newmarket comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Suffolk, starting with Carlton Colville which ranks as the safest area in Suffolk, followed up by Kesgrave in second place, and Hadleigh in third place.

Crime Map of Suffolk

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Suffolk Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour9,85112.93
Bicycle Theft6880.90
Burglary2,6343.46
Criminal Damage and Arson5,6207.38
Drugs1,7532.30
Other Crime1,2371.62
Other Theft3,5894.71
Possession of Weapons4430.58
Public Order5,4487.15
Robbery3180.42
Shoplifting2,5103.30
Theft From the Person3490.46
Vehicle Crime2,6173.44
Violence and Sexual Offences23,77031.21

Suffolk's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Suffolk
Beccles7967713% more dangerous
Brandon629670.59% more dangerous
Bury St Edmunds3,7709227% more dangerous
Carlton Colville16819256% safer
Felixstowe1,4966110% safer
Great Cornard705727% more dangerous
Hadleigh4555131% safer
Haverhill2,3698622% more dangerous
Ipswich14,80810033% more dangerous
Kesgrave44230125% safer
Lowestoft6,3558622% more dangerous
Mildenhall7997410% more dangerous
Newmarket1,5919630% more dangerous
Stowmarket1,502682.3% more dangerous
Sudbury1,43210335% more dangerous
Woodbridge4796110% safer

Crime Trends in Suffolk

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15111113Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.61.51.30.90Safer
Burglary553.83.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9877Safer
Drugs1.81.61.82.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.41.41.6Getting worse
Other Theft664.94.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.580.670.58No change
Public Order6767Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.610.630.42Safer
Shoplifting554.73.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.630.730.600.46Safer
Vehicle Crime4.84.73.63.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24272731Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021