Crime in Swindon

Swindon is the most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Swindon in 2020 was 438 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 187 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Swindon's larger towns and cities, Highworth is the most dangerous, and the second most dangerous is Wroughton.

Crime Map of Swindon

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Swindon Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,434173.53
Bicycle Theft2588.24
Burglary57918.49
Criminal Damage and Arson1,60251.16
Drugs59018.84
Other Crime2778.85
Other Theft94330.11
Possession of Weapons1123.58
Public Order1,31141.87
Robbery1534.89
Shoplifting1,06934.14
Theft From the Person1023.26
Vehicle Crime85327.24
Violence and Sexual Offences5,852186.88

Swindon's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Swindon
Highworth32841970% safer
Wroughton313391018% safer

Crime Trends in Swindon

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour240225226174Safer
Bicycle Theft1716158Safer
Burglary68403718Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson75666551Safer
Drugs11151819Getting worse
Other Crime91099Safer
Other Theft55514630Safer
Possession of Weapons4.9573.6Safer
Public Order36373942Getting worse
Robbery6754.9Safer
Shoplifting67687134Safer
Theft From the Person7563.3Safer
Vehicle Crime61413427Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences190198200187Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021