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Crime and Safety in Corsham

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Corsham is among the top 5 safest small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 118th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Corsham in 2021 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 56% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Corsham is the 134th safest small town, and the 5,376th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Corsham was the worst small town in Wiltshire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Corsham residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. Corsham recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for robbery in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Corsham are violence and sexual offences, with 250 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 232 offences and a difference of 1.32 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Corsham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Corsham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Wiltshire

72% lower, regional crime rate

South West

124% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Corsham is 72% lower than the South West and 124% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Corsham Crime Rate Over Time

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Corsham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Corsham 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 Corsham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202134468
202033447
201937505
201834469
201733447
201636496

Crime in Corsham Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Corsham This Year

 CorshamWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19414.1515,27321.16 50% safer
Bicycle Theft40.296170.85 193% safer
Burglary110.801,5982.21 176% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson574.164,9706.89 66% safer
Drugs90.661,1201.55 135% safer
Other Crime120.887401.03 17% safer
Other Theft372.702,8884.00 48% safer
Possession of Weapons10.073580.50 614% safer
Public Order584.233,6655.08 20% safer
Robbery40.292730.38 31% safer
Shoplifting171.242,4873.45 178% safer
Theft From the Person10.071990.28 300% safer
Vehicle Crime70.511,8832.61 412% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25018.2417,72424.56 35% safer

Corsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haydon Wick90.437840% safer
Stratton St Margaret241.063121% safer
Blunsdon St Andrew36021.2261% safer
Corsham46834.14-
Tidworth47436.206% more dangerous
Bradford-on-Avon38838.7612% more dangerous
Wootton Bassett55642.3019% more dangerous
Highworth34943.5222% more dangerous
Calne80543.7322% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Corsham

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Recent Crimes in Corsham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pool GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ivy FieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CreswellsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Erneston CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Toghill CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Durley ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CreswellsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priory New RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mayo CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Erneston CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pickwick RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mansion House MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Corsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14161414 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.660.360.29 Safer
Burglary2.42.00.950.80 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.964.74.2 Safer
Drugs0.510.580.730.66 Getting worse
Other Crime0.660.510.360.88 Getting worse
Other Theft3.74.43.42.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.220.070.07 Safer
Public Order2.81.92.64.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.290.220.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.801.30.801.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.150.360.070.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.51.40.51 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16171718 Getting worse

Changes In Corsham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Corsham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Corsham34.14-
Barnet67.0849% more dangerous
Croydon82.4859% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0562% more dangerous
Bristol90.5262% more dangerous
Coventry102.2467% more dangerous
Leicester111.5969% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0672% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6474% more dangerous
Bradford132.2874% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% more dangerous

Crime in Corsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Corsham, Bowden Hill & Lacock51038First

Crime in Corsham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Corsham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Corsham saw a 200% increase in public order. Corsham saw a large fall in public order during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+17%+138%-75%-33%-42%-27%--31%+20%+5%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%--50%-+100%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson-56%+33%-58%-50%+67%-+125%-40%-80%+67%
Drugs-------+100%--
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-33%-20%-25%-70%-25%-25%-25%-25%-50%-20%
Public Order---83%+200%+50%+33%--33%+100%-
Shoplifting-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+50%-67%--67%-75%-+100%-+200%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%+7%+69%-33%+8%-4%-5%+6%-43%+12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Corsham

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

How dangerous is Corsham?
Corsham is among the top 5 safest small towns in Wiltshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Corsham?
Corsham's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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