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Crime and Safety in Felixstowe

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Felixstowe is among the top 5 safest small towns in Suffolk, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 461 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Felixstowe in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 4.3% lower than the Suffolk rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Felixstowe is the 347th most dangerous small town, and the 2,127th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Felixstowe was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Suffolk for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Felixstowe residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Felixstowe recorded 18 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.73 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Felixstowe are violence and sexual offences, with 771 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 726 offences and a difference of 1.84 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Felixstowe's least common crime is robbery, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 38% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Felixstowe 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Suffolk

16% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

20% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Felixstowe is 16% lower than the East of England and 20% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Felixstowe Crime Rate Over Time

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Felixstowe Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Felixstowe 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 Felixstowe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021611,491
2020611,496
2019541,331
2018701,712
2017731,801
2016571,397

Crime in Felixstowe Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Felixstowe This Year

 FelixstoweSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26810.928,79211.54 6% safer
Bicycle Theft180.735570.730% safer
Burglary381.551,9802.60 68% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1666.765,1486.760% safer
Drugs743.011,4841.95 35% more dangerous
Other Crime190.771,1371.49 94% safer
Other Theft1034.203,5134.61 10% safer
Possession of Weapons100.414450.58 41% safer
Public Order2068.395,4367.14 15% more dangerous
Robbery80.332610.34 3.0% safer
Shoplifting421.712,3693.11 82% safer
Theft From the Person120.493210.42 14% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime240.982,1612.84 190% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences77131.4123,42330.75 2.1% more dangerous

Felixstowe Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kesgrave38926.16132% safer
Carlton Colville36741.0748% safer
Hadleigh40345.1135% safer
Stowmarket1,29258.903.1% safer
Felixstowe1,49160.73-
Great Cornard61563.073.7% more dangerous
Woodbridge50463.834.9% more dangerous
Brandon61465.728% more dangerous
Mildenhall73668.2811% more dangerous
Beccles83880.7725% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Felixstowe

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Recent Crimes in Felixstowe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hamilton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thornley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Darsham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brownlow RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maidstone RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Selvale WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Peewit HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Constable RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Cobbold RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bredfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Barons CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Graham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hamilton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Granville RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Felixstowe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10101311 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.10.810.73 Safer
Burglary4.52.71.91.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8687 Safer
Drugs2.02.03.93.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.01.10.77 Safer
Other Theft764.04.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.450.570.41 Safer
Public Order64.378 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.810.530.200.33 Safer
Shoplifting63.72.31.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.650.330.330.49 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.02.01.30.98 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28253031 Getting worse

Changes In Felixstowe's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Felixstowe's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Felixstowe that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
The Coronation Sports Ground112-401.7

Comparing Felixstowe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9352% safer
Birmingham49.6022% safer
Felixstowe60.73-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0333% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Felixstowe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Felixstowe East24429Third
Felixstowe Seafront59893First
Felixstowe West55371Second

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).

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