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Crime and Safety in Hadleigh

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Hadleigh is the third safest small towns in Suffolk, and is the 89th most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 461 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hadleigh in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the Suffolk rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hadleigh is the 266th safest small town, and the 3,901st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Hadleigh was the worst small town in Suffolk for shoplifting, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2018 was also a bad month for Hadleigh residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Hadleigh are violence and sexual offences, with 196 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 2.0% lower than 2020's figure of 200 offences and a difference of 0.45 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Hadleigh's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Hadleigh 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Suffolk

56% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

69% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hadleigh is 56% lower than the East of England and 69% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hadleigh Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hadleigh represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Hadleigh

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145403
202051455
201947420
201849438
201744392
201646408

Crime in Hadleigh Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Hadleigh This Year

 HadleighSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour748.288,79211.54 39% safer
Bicycle Theft20.225570.73 232% safer
Burglary182.021,9802.60 29% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson323.585,1486.76 89% safer
Drugs70.781,4841.95 150% safer
Other Crime20.221,1371.49 577% safer
Other Theft273.023,5134.61 53% safer
Possession of Weapons40.454450.58 29% safer
Public Order535.935,4367.14 20% safer
Shoplifting475.262,3693.11 41% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.453210.42 7% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.232,1612.84 131% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19621.9423,42330.75 40% safer

Hadleigh Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kesgrave38926.1672% safer
Carlton Colville36741.0710% safer
Hadleigh40345.11-
Stowmarket1,29258.9023% more dangerous
Felixstowe1,49160.7326% more dangerous
Great Cornard61563.0728% more dangerous
Woodbridge50463.8329% more dangerous
Brandon61465.7231% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hadleigh

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Recent Crimes in Hadleigh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Toppesfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woolner CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Banks CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little LumpkidUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Calais StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little LumpkidUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malyon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ramsey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malyon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Carders CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022DrugsOn or near Gallows HillOffender given a drugs possession warning
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Weavers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Spooners LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Inkerman CloseAction to be taken by another organisation

Hadleigh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour96148 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.900.340.340.22 Safer
Burglary2.953.92.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6783.6 Safer
Drugs1.00.901.00.78 Safer
Other Crime0.671.01.30.22 Safer
Other Theft4.43.13.13.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.110.220.45 Getting worse
Public Order3.62.876 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.94.11.85 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.670.110.220.45 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.51.52.11.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21212222 Getting worse

Changes In Hadleigh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hadleigh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hadleigh45.11-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Hadleigh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hadleigh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Hadleigh saw a 1,200% increase in criminal damage and arson. Hadleigh saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 92% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+133%+50%+50%+467%+86%+225%+250%+167%+38%+200%
Burglary-14%+600%+17%-92%-83%+100%-+33%-67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%+33%-+1,200%-78%-+100%+200%-13%+50%
Drugs-------67%-+100%-
Other Crime--------50%-+200%
Other Theft-+100%-80%+200%+100%+50%--25%--50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+400%-+300%+500%+167%+67%+67%+75%+100%+100%
Shoplifting--60%----75%--67%-+300%
Vehicle Crime-+300%----+300%-43%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-19%--8%+350%+90%-32%-9%--36%+40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hadleigh

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

How dangerous is Hadleigh?
Hadleigh is the third safest small town in Suffolk.

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

What is the least common crime in Hadleigh?
Hadleigh's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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