Kesgrave Crime Overview

Kesgrave is the second safest small town in Suffolk, and is the 222nd safest overall out of Suffolk's 477 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kesgrave in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 125% lower than the Suffolk rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kesgrave is the 110th safest small town, and the 4,864th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

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

The most common crimes in Kesgrave are violence and sexual offences, with 258 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 200 offences and a difference of 3.90 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Kesgrave's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Kesgrave Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Kesgrave This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour734.919,85112.93163% safer
Bicycle Theft50.346880.90165% safer
Burglary100.672,6343.46416% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson473.165,6207.38134% safer
Drugs90.611,7532.30277% safer
Other Crime90.611,2371.62166% safer
Other Theft372.493,5894.7189% safer
Possession of Weapons20.134430.58346% safer
Public Order352.355,4487.15204% safer
Robbery20.133180.42223% safer
Shoplifting110.742,5103.30346% safer
Theft From the Person30.203490.46130% safer
Vehicle Crime140.942,6173.44266% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25817.3523,77031.2180% safer

Kesgrave Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carlton Colville16818.8058% safer
Hadleigh45550.9342% more dangerous
Woodbridge47960.6651% more dangerous
Felixstowe1,49660.9451% more dangerous
Brandon62967.3256% more dangerous
Stowmarket1,50268.4757% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kesgrave

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Kesgrave Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour9554.9Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.940.870.34Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.
Other Crime0.940.070.670.61Getting worse
Other Theft2. worse
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.200.13Safer
Shoplifting0.340.870.870.74Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.07-0.070.20Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.811.40.870.94Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13131317Getting worse

Changes In Kesgrave's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kesgrave to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7156% more dangerous
Coventry77.4162% more dangerous
Croydon83.2264% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2166% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8771% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0278% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+60%-22%-40%-36%-9%+167%-20%+29%-33%+300%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------
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%
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 second 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021