Crime in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is among the top 10 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Wiltshire in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 23 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Crime Map of Wiltshire

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Wiltshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour14,47420.06
Bicycle Theft5260.73
Burglary1,9472.70
Criminal Damage and Arson4,9076.80
Drugs1,5342.13
Other Crime8311.15
Other Theft2,8303.92
Possession of Weapons2930.41
Public Order3,3624.66
Robbery2530.35
Shoplifting2,4583.41
Theft From the Person2050.28
Vehicle Crime2,1863.03
Violence and Sexual Offences16,32222.62

Wiltshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Wiltshire
Amesbury689566% more dangerous
Blunsdon St Andrew5353265% safer
Bradford-on-Avon3903934% safer
Calne7954321% safer
Chippenham1,803512.6% safer
Corsham4473360% safer
Devizes9888539% more dangerous
Haydon Wick50824117% safer
Highworth3474321% safer
Laverstock3934419% safer
Marlborough3434030% safer
Melksham1,0647126% more dangerous
Melksham Without3874321% safer
Salisbury3,1177732% more dangerous
Stratton St Margaret6602978% safer
Swindon11,5036013% more dangerous
Tidworth4853741% safer
Trowbridge2,6927531% more dangerous
Warminster1,0385810% more dangerous
Westbury7024517% safer
Wootton Bassett6044614% safer
Wroughton3284127% safer

Crime Trends in Wiltshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24232320Safer
Bicycle Theft1.31.21.20.73Safer
Burglary64.44.12.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9887Safer
Drugs1.31.41.92.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.10.941.2Getting worse
Other Theft6663.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.440.590.41Safer
Public Order3.43.84.14.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.450.450.35Safer
Shoplifting6663.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.590.500.550.28Safer
Vehicle Crime53.93.63.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20212323Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021