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Crime and Safety in Calne

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Calne is among the top 10 safest small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 61st most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Calne in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Calne is the 242nd safest small town, and the 4,114th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Calne was the worst small town in Wiltshire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.81 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Calne residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Calne recorded 5 reports of other crime during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst small town for other crime in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Calne are violence and sexual offences, with 454 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 411 offences and a difference of 2.33 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Calne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Calne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Wiltshire

34% lower, regional crime rate

South West

75% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Calne is 34% lower than the South West and 75% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Calne Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Calne 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 Calne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202144805
202043795
201948885
201853970
201747871
201641760

Crime in Calne Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Calne This Year

 CalneWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43023.3615,27321.16 9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.436170.85 98% safer
Burglary180.981,5982.21 126% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1095.924,9706.89 16% safer
Drugs251.361,1201.55 14% safer
Other Crime201.097401.03 6% more dangerous
Other Theft563.042,8884.00 32% safer
Possession of Weapons50.273580.50 85% safer
Public Order532.883,6655.08 76% safer
Robbery50.272730.38 41% safer
Shoplifting231.252,4873.45 176% safer
Theft From the Person40.221990.28 27% safer
Vehicle Crime251.361,8832.61 92% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45424.6617,72424.56 0.41% more dangerous

Calne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Corsham46834.1428% safer
Tidworth47436.2021% safer
Bradford-on-Avon38838.7613% safer
Wootton Bassett55642.303.4% safer
Highworth34943.520.48% safer
Calne80543.73-
Melksham Without39944.521.8% more dangerous
Laverstock40044.752.3% more dangerous
Westbury70944.962.7% more dangerous
Wroughton37747.127% more dangerous
Marlborough45152.8517% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Calne

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Recent Crimes in Calne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Forman StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaveywell CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wood StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Primrose CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Bryans Close RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Westerham WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near White Horse WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The StrandInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newcroft CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other theftOn or near Redman RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The StrandInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Wood StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dunnet CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stickleback RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Campion CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Calne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22221923 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.760.220.270.43 Safer
Burglary4.21.40.920.98 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666 Safer
Drugs1.11.32.01.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.541.31.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.84.22.13.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.270.050.27 Getting worse
Public Order3.33.652.9 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.540.490.270.27 Safer
Shoplifting74.61.21.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.270.220.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.11.31.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21232225 Getting worse

Changes In Calne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Calne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Calne43.73-
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Coventry102.2457% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Calne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Calne North47243Second
Calne South33344First

Crime in Calne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Calne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Calne saw a 225% increase in public order. Calne saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 91% compared to June in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Calne's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-26%-48%+64%-30%-24%-13%-24%+8%-33%
Burglary-33%--33%---60%---+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+17%-67%+88%-40%+9%-29%+33%-75%+133%
Drugs--40%--+200%+67%-50%-38%+200%-
Other Crime-+100%--------50%
Other Theft-17%-75%-90%-91%-25%--50%-67%-56%-71%
Public Order+167%+200%+50%+60%+67%-67%+100%-33%+225%-14%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-67%-40%-88%--83%--85%-33%--33%
Vehicle Crime--40%-80%--50%-+200%-60%-60%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%+26%+13%+41%-11%+12%+32%-19%-40%-17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Calne

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

How dangerous is Calne?
Calne is among the top 10 safest small town in Wiltshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Calne?
Calne's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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