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Crime and Safety in Amesbury

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Amesbury is the third most dangerous small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Amesbury in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Amesbury is the 354th most dangerous small town, and the 2,167th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Amesbury was the worst small town in Wiltshire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Amesbury residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.89 per 1,000 residents. Amesbury recorded 7 reports of other theft during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst small town for other theft in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Amesbury are violence and sexual offences, with 398 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 313 offences and a difference of 6.88 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Amesbury's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Amesbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Wiltshire

3.4% higher, regional crime rate

South West

26% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Amesbury is 3.4% higher than the South West and 26% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Amesbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Amesbury 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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Historical Crime Rates for Amesbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202161751
202056689
201972894
201863774
201755676
201654673

Crime in Amesbury Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Amesbury This Year

 AmesburyWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30925.0115,27321.16 15% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.576170.85 49% safer
Burglary201.621,5982.21 36% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson967.774,9706.89 11% more dangerous
Drugs181.461,1201.55 6% safer
Other Crime141.137401.03 9% more dangerous
Other Theft594.782,8884.00 16% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.573580.50 12% more dangerous
Public Order635.103,6655.08 0.39% more dangerous
Robbery20.162730.38 138% safer
Shoplifting463.722,4873.45 7% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.161990.28 75% safer
Vehicle Crime191.541,8832.61 69% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39832.2217,72424.56 24% more dangerous

Amesbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Laverstock40044.7536% safer
Westbury70944.9635% safer
Wroughton37747.1229% safer
Marlborough45152.8515% safer
Warminster1,01356.837% safer
Amesbury75160.79-
Melksham1,00767.119% more dangerous
Devizes1,02387.9531% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Amesbury

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Recent Crimes in Amesbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Abbey LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Kilford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Earls Court RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Keel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denton DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Southmill HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stockport RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Kilford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barnard MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Riverside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Butterfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Riverside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holloway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coltsfoot CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Solstice RiseAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Other theftOn or near Beyer RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Amesbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26282725 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.890.400.570.57 Getting worse
Burglary2.82.40.971.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9988 Safer
Drugs1.41.62.91.5 Safer
Other Crime1.41.01.61.1 Safer
Other Theft774.34.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.650.400.57 Getting worse
Public Order4.04.875 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.08-0.080.16 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.083.23.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.241.90.160.16 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.71.31.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28332532 Getting worse

Changes In Amesbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Amesbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Amesbury60.79-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Amesbury's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Amesbury75161First

Crime in Amesbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Amesbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Amesbury saw a 200% increase in burglary. Amesbury saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Amesbury's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%-3%-18%-18%+48%+29%+13%+56%+12%+10%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--50%
Burglary--75%-67%-71%--+200%--50%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+80%--57%-22%+33%-43%+133%-11%+14%+14%
Drugs----+200%-+100%+67%+200%-80%
Other Crime-+200%-50%----+100%-+200%
Other Theft+100%-68%-73%+50%--40%-71%-63%-71%-29%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+20%+25%+67%+100%+175%+150%+9%+40%-17%+25%
Shoplifting-60%+33%-17%-85%-60%-73%-67%-88%-64%-78%
Theft From the Person--------50%--
Vehicle Crime+100%-67%-60%--+50%---50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-37%-22%-36%+21%-16%+13%-32%-37%-23%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Amesbury

What police force serves Amesbury?
Amesbury's local territorial police force is the Wiltshire Police.

How dangerous is Amesbury?
Amesbury is the third most dangerous small town in Wiltshire.

What is Amesbury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Amesbury are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Amesbury?
Amesbury's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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