Calne Crime Overview

Calne is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 68th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 276 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Calne in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Calne is the 294th safest small town, and the 3,898th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Calne was the worst small town in Wiltshire for criminal damage and arson, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Calne residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Calne recorded 5 reports of drugs during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst small town for drugs in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Calne are violence and sexual offences, with 411 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 0.97% lower than 2019's figure of 415 offences and a difference of 0.21 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Calne's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Calne Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Calne This Year

 CalneWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34818.9014,47420.066% safer
Bicycle Theft50.275260.73170% safer
Burglary170.921,9472.70193% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1116.034,9076.8013% safer
Drugs372.011,5342.136% safer
Other Crime241.308311.1512% more dangerous
Other Theft382.062,8303.9290% safer
Possession of Weapons10.052930.41720% safer
Public Order965.223,3624.6611% more dangerous
Robbery50.272530.3530% safer
Shoplifting221.202,4583.41184% safer
Theft From the Person40.222050.2827% safer
Vehicle Crime241.302,1863.03133% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41122.3316,32222.621.3% safer

Calne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tidworth48537.0417% safer
Bradford-on-Avon39038.9611% safer
Marlborough34340.207% safer
Wroughton32840.995% safer
Melksham Without38743.180.02% safer
Calne79543.19-
Highworth34743.270.18% more dangerous
Laverstock39343.971.8% more dangerous
Westbury70244.513.0% more dangerous
Wootton Bassett60445.956% more dangerous
Amesbury68955.7723% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Calne

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Calne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22222219Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.760.220.27Safer
Burglary3.84.21.40.92Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766Safer
Drugs1.21.11.32.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.810.760.541.3Getting worse
Other Theft4.14.84.22.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.270.160.270.05Safer
Public Order3.63.33.65Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.540.490.27Safer
Shoplifting4.874.61.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.330.270.22Safer
Vehicle Crime2.72.22.11.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18212322Getting worse

Changes In Calne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Calne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Calne43.19-
Barnet67.7136% more dangerous
Coventry77.4144% more dangerous
Croydon83.2248% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% more dangerous

Crime in Calne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Calne North52949First
Calne South26635Second

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 most dangerous small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021