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Crime and Safety in Blunsdon St Andrew

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Blunsdon St Andrew is the third safest small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 75th safest overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Blunsdon St Andrew in 2021 was 21 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 152% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Blunsdon St Andrew is the 81st safest small town, and the 2,731st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Blunsdon St Andrew was the worst small town in Wiltshire for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Blunsdon St Andrew residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Blunsdon St Andrew recorded 2 reports of drugs during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for drugs in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Blunsdon St Andrew are violence and sexual offences, with 159 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 129 offences and a difference of 1.77 from 2020's crime rate of 8. Blunsdon St Andrew's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Blunsdon St Andrew 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Wiltshire

177% lower, regional crime rate

South West

260% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Blunsdon St Andrew is 177% lower than the South West and 260% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Blunsdon St Andrew Crime Rate Over Time

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Blunsdon St Andrew Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Blunsdon St Andrew 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 Blunsdon St Andrew

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202121360
202019328
201915252
201814239
201712209
20168133

Crime in Blunsdon St Andrew Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Blunsdon St Andrew This Year

 Blunsdon St AndrewWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1508.8415,27321.16 139% safer
Bicycle Theft30.186170.85 372% safer
Burglary130.771,5982.21 187% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson422.484,9706.89 178% safer
Drugs110.651,1201.55 138% safer
Other Crime60.357401.03 194% safer
Other Theft130.772,8884.00 419% safer
Possession of Weapons60.353580.50 43% safer
Public Order382.243,6655.08 127% safer
Robbery10.062730.38 533% safer
Shoplifting402.362,4873.45 46% safer
Theft From the Person10.061990.28 367% safer
Vehicle Crime271.591,8832.61 64% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1599.3717,72424.56 162% safer

Blunsdon St Andrew Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haydon Wick90.434835% safer
Stratton St Margaret241.061902% safer
Blunsdon St Andrew36021.22-
Corsham46834.1438% more dangerous
Tidworth47436.2041% more dangerous
Bradford-on-Avon38838.7645% more dangerous
Wootton Bassett55642.3050% more dangerous
Highworth34943.5251% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Blunsdon St Andrew

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Recent Crimes in Blunsdon St Andrew

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Northbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A419Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sams LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A4311Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Blunsdon HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Tadpole LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Linley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salzgitter DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A4311Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Tadpole LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tadpole LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tadpole LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tadpole LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tadpole LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Blunsdon St Andrew Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.44.9109 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.12-0.18 Safer
Burglary1.81.61.10.77 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.41.31.42.5 Getting worse
Drugs0.350.650.710.65 Getting worse
Other Crime0.410.350.120.35 Getting worse
Other Theft1.42.11.20.77 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.060.240.35 Getting worse
Public Order0.590.941.72.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.120.06 Safer
Shoplifting1.30.883.02.4 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.06-0.06 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.41.52.21.6 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences4.1589 Getting worse

Changes In Blunsdon St Andrew's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Blunsdon St Andrew to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Blunsdon St Andrew21.22-
Barnet67.0868% more dangerous
Croydon82.4874% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0576% more dangerous
Bristol90.5277% more dangerous
Coventry102.2479% more dangerous
Leicester111.5981% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0683% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6484% more dangerous
Bradford132.2884% more dangerous
Leeds150.9486% more dangerous

Crime in Blunsdon St Andrew During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Blunsdon St Andrew change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Blunsdon St Andrew saw a 1,000% increase in shoplifting. Blunsdon St Andrew saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%+375%+178%+8%-42%+467%+86%+117%+240%+120%
Burglary--20%---+300%-+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson---80%+100%-+300%-80%-+200%-50%
Drugs--40%----+100%---
Other Theft-67%-50%---67%--33%-+100%-75%
Public Order+600%+100%+300%+150%---25%-+100%-
Shoplifting-+600%+400%---+400%+1,000%-+400%
Vehicle Crime-50%-+50%-40%+233%-50%-67%+200%-33%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+133%+14%+80%+133%+10%+280%+133%-17%+9%+25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Blunsdon St Andrew

What police force serves Blunsdon St Andrew?
Blunsdon St Andrew's local territorial police force is the Wiltshire Police.

How dangerous is Blunsdon St Andrew?
Blunsdon St Andrew is the third safest small town in Wiltshire.

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

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

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