Hadleigh Crime Overview

Hadleigh is the third safest small town in Suffolk, and is the 89th most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 477 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hadleigh in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 31% lower than the Suffolk rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hadleigh is the 412nd safest small town, and the 2,943rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2018, Hadleigh was the worst small town in Suffolk for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2018 was also a bad month for Hadleigh residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.67 per 1,000 residents. Hadleigh recorded 1 report of robbery during March 2016, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for robbery in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Hadleigh are violence and sexual offences, with 200 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 187 offences and a difference of 1.46 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Hadleigh's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Hadleigh Compared To Suffolk

Summary of Crimes in Hadleigh This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12814.339,85112.9310% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.346880.90165% safer
Burglary353.922,6343.4612% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson677.505,6207.381.6% more dangerous
Drugs91.011,7532.30128% safer
Other Crime121.341,2371.6221% safer
Other Theft283.133,5894.7150% safer
Possession of Weapons20.224430.58164% safer
Public Order616.835,4487.154.7% safer
Robbery10.113180.42282% safer
Shoplifting161.792,5103.3084% safer
Theft From the Person20.223490.46109% safer
Vehicle Crime192.132,6173.4462% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20022.3923,77031.2139% safer

Hadleigh Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carlton Colville16818.80171% safer
Kesgrave44229.7371% safer
Woodbridge47960.6616% more dangerous
Felixstowe1,49660.9416% more dangerous
Brandon62967.3224% more dangerous
Stowmarket1,50268.4726% more dangerous
Great Cornard70572.3030% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hadleigh

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Hadleigh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour99614Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.110.900.340.34Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6678Getting worse
Drugs0.781.00.901.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.671.01.3Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.220.560.110.22Safer
Public Order2.93.62.87Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.11-0.11No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.670.110.22Safer
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences18212122Getting worse

Changes In Hadleigh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hadleigh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+133%+50%+50%+467%+86%+225%+250%+167%+38%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%+33%-+1,200%-78%-+100%+200%-13%+50%
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%
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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021