Crime in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is the 24th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Wiltshire in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 19 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Wiltshire's larger towns and cities, Devizes is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Salisbury, and Trowbridge comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Wiltshire, starting with Corsham which ranks as the safest area in Wiltshire, followed up by Tidworth in second place, and Bradford-on-Avon in third place.

Crime Map of Wiltshire

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Wiltshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour8,07416.81
Bicycle Theft2560.53
Burglary1,2152.53
Criminal Damage and Arson2,9416.12
Drugs8571.78
Other Crime5271.10
Other Theft1,7173.58
Possession of Weapons1700.35
Public Order1,8693.89
Robbery900.19
Shoplifting1,2322.57
Theft From the Person860.18
Vehicle Crime1,1672.43
Violence and Sexual Offences9,27919.32

Wiltshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Wiltshire
Amesbury6385214% more dangerous
Bradford-on-Avon3573625% safer
Calne7374011% safer
Chippenham1,689486% more dangerous
Corsham3762762% safer
Devizes1,1299754% more dangerous
Laverstock366419% safer
Marlborough3213818% safer
Melksham1,0106734% more dangerous
Melksham Without3203625% safer
Royal Wootton Bassett544418% safer
Salisbury2,8657037% more dangerous
Tidworth4483430% safer
Trowbridge2,4957036% more dangerous
Westbury656427% safer

Crime Trends in Wiltshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20202017Safer
Bicycle Theft0.770.770.840.53Safer
Burglary4.64.03.82.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8886Safer
Drugs1.21.11.61.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.950.831.1Getting worse
Other Theft6663.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.320.470.35No change
Public Order2.83.43.73.9Getting worse
Robbery0.130.260.330.19Safer
Shoplifting4.14.65.02.6Safer
Theft From the Person0.450.430.420.18Safer
Vehicle Crime4.23.33.22.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18192119Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021