Felixstowe Crime Overview

Felixstowe is among the top 5 safest small towns in Suffolk, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 477 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Felixstowe in 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Suffolk rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Felixstowe is the 304th most dangerous small town, and the 2,019th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Felixstowe was the worst small town in Suffolk for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Felixstowe residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Felixstowe recorded 19 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.77 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Felixstowe are violence and sexual offences, with 726 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 606 offences and a difference of 4.89 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Felixstowe's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 160% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Felixstowe This Year

 FelixstoweSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33113.489,85112.934.1% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft200.816880.9011% safer
Burglary461.872,6343.4685% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2048.315,6207.3811% more dangerous
Drugs953.871,7532.3041% more dangerous
Other Crime261.061,2371.6253% safer
Other Theft973.953,5894.7119% safer
Possession of Weapons140.574430.581.8% safer
Public Order1676.805,4487.155% safer
Robbery50.203180.42110% safer
Shoplifting572.322,5103.3042% safer
Theft From the Person80.333490.4639% safer
Vehicle Crime311.262,6173.44173% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences72629.5723,77031.216% safer

Crime in Felixstowe Compared To Suffolk

Felixstowe Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carlton Colville16818.80224% safer
Kesgrave44229.73105% safer
Hadleigh45550.9320% safer
Woodbridge47960.660.46% safer
Felixstowe1,49660.94-
Brandon62967.329% more dangerous
Stowmarket1,50268.4711% more dangerous
Great Cornard70572.3016% more dangerous
Mildenhall79974.1318% more dangerous
Beccles79676.7221% more dangerous

Felixstowe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16101013Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.21.51.10.81Safer
Burglary64.52.71.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10868Getting worse
Drugs2.32.02.03.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.21.01.1Safer
Other Theft9764.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.810.530.450.57Safer
Public Order664.37Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.810.530.20Safer
Shoplifting4.363.72.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.860.650.330.33Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.02.01.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25282530Getting worse

Changes In Felixstowe's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Felixstowe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Felixstowe60.94-
Barnet67.7110% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8129% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8741% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Felixstowe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Felixstowe East26231Third
Felixstowe Seafront53082First
Felixstowe West59977Second

Crime in Felixstowe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Felixstowe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Felixstowe saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Felixstowe saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-39%+71%+29%+47%+37%+108%+100%-14%-25%+75%
Bicycle Theft-+100%-75%--57%-+200%+100%--
Burglary--50%-64%+100%+150%+300%-75%-17%+50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%-+25%+36%+18%+13%-31%+200%+171%+71%
Drugs+125%+225%+71%+275%+133%-+300%-29%+300%+20%
Other Crime-33%--50%--33%+400%+100%-33%-67%-
Other Theft-47%-46%-42%-37%-38%+8%+120%-58%+17%-25%
Possession of Weapons-50%+100%-----+200%--50%
Public Order-+140%+57%+189%+100%+88%+100%+86%+133%-31%
Robbery---67%-------
Shoplifting-10%-78%-71%-60%----43%+50%+500%
Theft From the Person------+200%---
Vehicle Crime--83%+50%-50%-63%-25%+20%-+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%+31%+35%-18%+5%+121%-+15%+40%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Felixstowe

What police force serves Felixstowe?
Felixstowe's local territorial police force is the Suffolk Constabulary.
How dangerous is Felixstowe?
Felixstowe is among the top 5 safest small towns in Suffolk.
What is Felixstowe's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Felixstowe are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Felixstowe?
Felixstowe's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021