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Crime and Safety in Mildenhall, Suffolk

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Mildenhall is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Suffolk, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 461 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mildenhall in 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the Suffolk rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mildenhall is the 260th most dangerous small town, and the 1,605th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Mildenhall was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Suffolk for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Mildenhall residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.83 per 1,000 residents. Mildenhall recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Mildenhall are violence and sexual offences, with 367 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 0.27% lower than 2020's figure of 368 offences and a difference of 0.09 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Mildenhall's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 150% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Mildenhall 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Suffolk

3.1% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

7% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mildenhall is 3.1% lower than the East of England and 7% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mildenhall Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Mildenhall 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 Mildenhall

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202168736
202074799
201967726
201888944
201760649
201655595

Crime in Mildenhall Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Mildenhall This Year

 MildenhallSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15414.298,79211.54 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.465570.73 59% safer
Burglary232.131,9802.60 22% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson706.495,1486.76 4.2% safer
Drugs151.391,4841.95 40% safer
Other Crime131.211,1371.49 23% safer
Other Theft444.083,5134.61 13% safer
Possession of Weapons100.934450.58 38% more dangerous
Public Order989.095,4367.14 21% more dangerous
Robbery20.192610.34 79% safer
Shoplifting171.582,3693.11 97% safer
Theft From the Person20.193210.42 121% safer
Vehicle Crime706.492,1612.84 56% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36734.0523,42330.75 10% more dangerous

Mildenhall Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stowmarket1,29258.9016% safer
Felixstowe1,49160.7312% safer
Great Cornard61563.078% safer
Woodbridge50463.837% safer
Brandon61465.723.9% safer
Mildenhall73668.28-
Beccles83880.7715% more dangerous
Newmarket1,61096.9930% more dangerous
Sudbury1,34797.2830% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mildenhall

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Recent Crimes in Mildenhall

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hanmer AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Quaker'S EoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pound Meadow CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scott AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodlands WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Neve GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Selwyn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hurdle DroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wake AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near St Andrew'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Boeing WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Newnham CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near Church WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Charles Melrose CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Newnham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Mildenhall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15121314 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.01.31.40.46 Safer
Burglary963.92.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9886 Safer
Drugs1.91.61.71.4 Safer
Other Crime1.40.931.31.2 Safer
Other Theft74.62.44.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.740.560.650.93 Getting worse
Public Order8679 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.370.460.19 Safer
Shoplifting3.83.43.61.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.280.090.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime10696 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36283434 Getting worse

Changes In Mildenhall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mildenhall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9371% safer
Birmingham49.6038% safer
Barnet67.081.8% safer
Mildenhall68.28-
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0324% more dangerous
Bristol90.5225% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Mildenhall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mildenhall68375First

Crime in Mildenhall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mildenhall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Mildenhall saw a 400% increase in other theft. Mildenhall saw a large fall in public order during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+140%+17%+30%+7%+8%+8%--71%-18%
Bicycle Theft--+100%--67%----+200%
Burglary-33%-50%+25%--50%+133%---40%-13%
Criminal Damage and Arson+38%-47%-43%+80%+43%-33%+100%-40%-20%-40%
Drugs----+100%-+100%-+150%-
Other Crime--+100%+100%+200%---50%--
Other Theft-83%--60%-67%-+50%+400%-60%--
Possession of Weapons--+100%-----+100%-
Public Order+120%+300%+100%+13%+67%+29%+22%-88%+100%-
Robbery-------+100%--
Shoplifting+100%--50%-67%+50%-67%-67%-38%+33%-25%
Vehicle Crime+63%-10%-13%-60%+50%+100%+300%+175%+25%+8%
Violence and Sexual Offences+86%-27%-10%+81%+11%+48%+48%-42%-12%-32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mildenhall

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

How dangerous is Mildenhall?
Mildenhall is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Suffolk.

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

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

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