Mildenhall Crime Overview

Mildenhall is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Suffolk, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 477 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mildenhall in 2020 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Suffolk rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mildenhall is the 165th most dangerous small town, and the 1,223rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Mildenhall was the worst small town in Suffolk for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Mildenhall residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Mildenhall recorded 14 reports of vehicle crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Suffolk that month.

The most common crimes in Mildenhall are violence and sexual offences, with 368 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 301 offences and a difference of 6.22 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Mildenhall's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Mildenhall Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Mildenhall This Year

 MildenhallSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14313.279,85112.932.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft151.396880.9035% more dangerous
Burglary423.902,6343.4611% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson847.795,6207.385% more dangerous
Drugs181.671,7532.3038% safer
Other Crime141.301,2371.6225% safer
Other Theft262.413,5894.7195% safer
Possession of Weapons70.654430.5811% more dangerous
Public Order807.425,4487.153.6% more dangerous
Robbery50.463180.429% more dangerous
Shoplifting393.622,5103.309% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.093490.46411% safer
Vehicle Crime1009.282,6173.4463% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36834.1423,77031.219% more dangerous

Mildenhall Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woodbridge47960.6622% safer
Felixstowe1,49660.9422% safer
Brandon62967.3210% safer
Stowmarket1,50268.478% safer
Great Cornard70572.302.5% safer
Mildenhall79974.13-
Beccles79676.723.4% more dangerous
Newmarket1,59195.8523% more dangerous
Sudbury1,432103.4228% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mildenhall

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Mildenhall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15151213Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.01.31.4Getting worse
Burglary6963.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7988Safer
Drugs1.91.91.61.7Safer
Other Crime1.51.40.931.3Getting worse
Other Theft574.62.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.740.560.65Getting worse
Public Order5867Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.190.370.46Getting worse
Shoplifting1.93.83.43.6Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.740.370.280.09Safer
Vehicle Crime71069Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences21362834Getting worse

Changes In Mildenhall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mildenhall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.719% safer
Mildenhall74.13-
Coventry77.414.2% more dangerous
Croydon83.2211% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8114% more dangerous
Bristol86.2114% more dangerous
Leicester97.4424% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8728% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2831% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1046% more dangerous

Crime in Mildenhall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mildenhall72680First

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021