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Crime and Safety in Kesgrave

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Kesgrave is the safest small towns in Suffolk, and is the 206th safest overall out of Suffolk's 461 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kesgrave in 2021 was 26 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 142% lower than the Suffolk rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kesgrave is the 94th safest small town, and the 3,748th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Kesgrave was the worst small town in Suffolk for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2019 was also a bad month for Kesgrave residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Kesgrave recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during October 2018, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Kesgrave are violence and sexual offences, with 197 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 31% lower than 2020's figure of 258 offences and a difference of 4.10 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Kesgrave's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Kesgrave 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Suffolk

169% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

192% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kesgrave is 169% lower than the East of England and 192% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kesgrave Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Kesgrave 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 Kesgrave

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202126389
202030442
201925366
201828415
201726386
201623348

Crime in Kesgrave Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Kesgrave This Year

 KesgraveSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour734.918,79211.54 135% safer
Burglary80.541,9802.60 381% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson654.375,1486.76 55% safer
Drugs120.811,4841.95 141% safer
Other Crime90.611,1371.49 144% safer
Other Theft402.693,5134.61 71% safer
Possession of Weapons20.134450.58 346% safer
Public Order402.695,4367.14 165% safer
Robbery10.072610.34 386% safer
Shoplifting50.342,3693.11 815% safer
Theft From the Person10.073210.42 500% safer
Vehicle Crime90.612,1612.84 366% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19713.2523,42330.75 132% safer

Kesgrave Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kesgrave38926.16-
Carlton Colville36741.0736% more dangerous
Hadleigh40345.1142% more dangerous
Stowmarket1,29258.9056% more dangerous
Felixstowe1,49160.7357% more dangerous
Great Cornard61563.0759% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kesgrave

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Recent Crimes in Kesgrave

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ogden GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pepper PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Curtis WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tremlett LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Tommy Flowers DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Doctor Watson'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grantchester PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carlton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glanville PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Agnes WayAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bailey AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cambridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wades GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sherwood FieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pepper PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dawson DriftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near The WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cambridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The CombersInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Castle GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kesgrave Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour554.94.9 Safer
Burglary2.70.740.670.54 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.73.03.24.4 Getting worse
Drugs0.740.400.610.81 Getting worse
Other Crime0.070.670.610.61 Getting worse
Other Theft2.61.42.52.7 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.130.070.130.13 Safer
Public Order1.82.02.42.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.200.130.07 Safer
Shoplifting0.870.870.740.34 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.070.200.07No change
Vehicle Crime1.40.870.940.61 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13131713 Getting worse

Changes In Kesgrave's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kesgrave to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kesgrave26.16-
Barnet67.0861% more dangerous
Croydon82.4868% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0571% more dangerous
Bristol90.5271% more dangerous
Coventry102.2474% more dangerous
Leicester111.5977% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0679% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6480% more dangerous
Bradford132.2880% more dangerous
Leeds150.9483% more dangerous

Crime in Kesgrave During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kesgrave change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Kesgrave saw a 400% increase in other theft. Kesgrave saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 67% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+60%-22%-40%-36%-9%+167%-20%+29%-33%+300%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------
Burglary---50%-----50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-25%+300%+80%-33%-50%--20%+350%+100%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-20%+400%-33%-+50%--+200%+50%+300%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-50%--33%-+100%+100%-60%--+33%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-------67%--50%-
Vehicle Crime----+100%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%-17%+31%-+19%+191%-4%+67%+11%+46%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kesgrave

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

How dangerous is Kesgrave?
Kesgrave is the safest small town in Suffolk.

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

What is the least common crime in Kesgrave?
Kesgrave's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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