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Crime and Safety in Brandon

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Brandon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Suffolk, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 461 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brandon in 2021 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 3.6% higher than the Suffolk rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brandon is the 281st most dangerous small town, and the 1,744th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Brandon was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Suffolk for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.43 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Brandon residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Brandon recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Brandon are violence and sexual offences, with 356 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 332 offences and a difference of 2.57 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Brandon's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Brandon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Suffolk

7% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

11% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brandon is 7% lower than the East of England and 11% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brandon Crime Rate Over Time

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Brandon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Brandon 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: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Brandon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202166614
202067629
201963591
201867624
201770652
201649455

Crime in Brandon Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Brandon This Year

 BrandonSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour808.568,79211.54 35% safer
Bicycle Theft60.645570.73 14% safer
Burglary293.101,9802.60 16% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson505.355,1486.76 26% safer
Drugs70.751,4841.95 160% safer
Other Crime131.391,1371.49 7% safer
Other Theft363.853,5134.61 20% safer
Possession of Weapons40.434450.58 35% safer
Public Order636.745,4367.14 6% safer
Robbery30.322610.34 6% safer
Shoplifting151.612,3693.11 93% safer
Theft From the Person70.753210.42 44% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime252.682,1612.84 6% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35638.1023,42330.75 19% more dangerous

Brandon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hadleigh40345.1146% safer
Stowmarket1,29258.9012% safer
Felixstowe1,49160.738% safer
Great Cornard61563.074.2% safer
Woodbridge50463.833.0% safer
Brandon61465.72-
Mildenhall73668.283.7% more dangerous
Beccles83880.7719% more dangerous
Newmarket1,61096.9932% more dangerous
Sudbury1,34797.2832% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brandon

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Recent Crimes in Brandon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Chalk RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Waltons WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bury RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petunia WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Beavor LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashdale ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Church CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near HillsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Knappers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Putney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HillsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near The OrchardAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HillsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Sweden PlaceFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yew DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Other theftOn or near Twickenham AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Brandon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour68109 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.860.960.64 Safer
Burglary64.84.23.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6675 Safer
Drugs0.961.22.50.75 Safer
Other Crime0.861.61.51.4 Getting worse
Other Theft74.73.63.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.540.320.43 Getting worse
Public Order8567 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.430.210.32 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.21.81.41.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.54-0.210.75 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.33.63.62.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31333638 Getting worse

Changes In Brandon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brandon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9365% safer
Birmingham49.6032% safer
Brandon65.72-
Barnet67.082.0% more dangerous
Croydon82.4820% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0327% more dangerous
Bristol90.5227% more dangerous
Leicester111.5941% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Bradford132.2850% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Brandon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brandon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Brandon saw a 800% increase in public order. Brandon saw a large fall in public order during November, when it fell by 75% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+60%-36%+200%+8%+36%+167%+50%-25%+300%
Bicycle Theft-------+200%--
Burglary-40%-63%----67%-33%+500%+100%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-20%-+100%+67%+250%--60%+267%+20%
Drugs-50%--+200%---+100%--
Other Crime----+200%--50%-50%--
Other Theft-67%+50%--+67%+33%+33%-25%+200%-33%
Possession of Weapons-50%---------
Public Order-17%+150%+40%+800%+67%+80%--40%-75%+250%
Shoplifting-67%---+100%-67%-33%---
Vehicle Crime+200%--63%-25%--+100%---33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+120%+35%-31%+95%+37%-+22%-30%-6%-38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brandon

What police force serves Brandon?
Brandon's local territorial police force is the Suffolk Constabulary.

How dangerous is Brandon?
Brandon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Suffolk.

What is Brandon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brandon are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Brandon?
Brandon's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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