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Wiltshire Crime Statistics

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Wiltshire is among the top 10 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Wiltshire in 2021 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 25 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.

Wiltshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wiltshire represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

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Wiltshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour15,27321.16
Bicycle Theft6170.85
Burglary1,5982.21
Criminal Damage and Arson4,9706.89
Drugs1,1201.55
Other Crime7401.03
Other Theft2,8884.00
Possession of Weapons3580.50
Public Order3,6655.08
Robbery2730.38
Shoplifting2,4873.45
Theft From the Person1990.28
Vehicle Crime1,8832.61
Violence and Sexual Offences17,72424.56

Wiltshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Wiltshire
Amesbury75161 12% more dangerous
Blunsdon St Andrew36021 152% safer
Bradford-on-Avon38839 38% safer
Calne80544 22% safer
Chippenham2,01557 6% more dangerous
Corsham46834 56% safer
Devizes1,02388 39% more dangerous
Haydon Wick90.43 12314% safer
Highworth34944 23% safer
Laverstock40045 19% safer
Marlborough45153 1.0% safer
Melksham1,00767 20% more dangerous
Melksham Without39945 20% safer
Salisbury3,31281 34% more dangerous
Stratton St Margaret241.1 4936% safer
Swindon12,77866 20% more dangerous
Tidworth47436 47% safer
Trowbridge2,78278 31% more dangerous
Warminster1,01357 6% more dangerous
Westbury70945 19% safer
Wootton Bassett55642 26% safer
Wroughton37747 13% safer

Crime Trends in Wiltshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23232021 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.21.20.730.85 Safer
Burglary4.44.12.72.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8877 Safer
Drugs1.41.92.11.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.941.21.0No change
Other Theft663.94.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.590.410.50 Getting worse
Public Order3.84.14.75 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.450.450.350.38 Safer
Shoplifting663.43.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.550.280.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.93.63.02.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21232325 Getting worse
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