Brandon Crime Overview

Brandon is among the top 10 safest small towns in Suffolk, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 477 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brandon in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 0.59% higher than the Suffolk rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brandon is the 227th most dangerous small town, and the 1,583rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Brandon was the worst small town in Suffolk for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2017 was also a bad month for Brandon residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Brandon recorded 9 reports of burglary during May 2016, making its crime rate of 0.96 the worst small town for burglary in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Brandon are violence and sexual offences, with 332 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 308 offences and a difference of 2.56 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Brandon's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Brandon Compared To Suffolk

Summary of Crimes in Brandon This Year

 BrandonSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9810.499,85112.9323% safer
Bicycle Theft90.966880.906% more dangerous
Burglary394.172,6343.4617% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson646.855,6207.388% safer
Drugs232.461,7532.307% more dangerous
Other Crime141.501,2371.628% safer
Other Theft343.643,5894.7129% safer
Possession of Weapons30.324430.5881% safer
Public Order606.425,4487.1511% safer
Robbery20.213180.42100% safer
Shoplifting131.392,5103.30137% safer
Theft From the Person20.213490.46119% safer
Vehicle Crime343.642,6173.445% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33235.5323,77031.2112% more dangerous

Brandon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carlton Colville16818.80258% safer
Kesgrave44229.73126% safer
Hadleigh45550.9332% safer
Woodbridge47960.6611% safer
Felixstowe1,49660.9410% safer
Brandon62967.32-
Stowmarket1,50268.471.7% more dangerous
Great Cornard70572.307% more dangerous
Mildenhall79974.139% more dangerous
Beccles79676.7212% more dangerous
Newmarket1,59195.8530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brandon

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Brandon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour186810Safer
Bicycle Theft1.21.20.860.96Safer
Burglary664.84.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7667Getting worse
Drugs1.20.961.22.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.60.861.61.5Getting worse
Other Theft674.73.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.110.540.32Safer
Public Order8856Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.210.430.21Safer
Shoplifting2.82.21.81.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.320.54-0.21Safer
Vehicle Crime73.33.63.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28313336Getting worse

Changes In Brandon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brandon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brandon67.32-
Barnet67.710.58% more dangerous
Coventry77.4113% more dangerous
Croydon83.2219% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2837% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% 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 10 safest 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021