Corsham Crime Overview

Corsham is among the top 5 safest small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 118th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 276 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Corsham in 2020 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 60% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Corsham is the 147th safest small town, and the 5,511st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Corsham was the worst small town in Wiltshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.44 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for Corsham residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Corsham recorded 6 reports of vehicle crime during June 2019, making its crime rate of 0.44 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Corsham are violence and sexual offences, with 232 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 1.7% lower than 2019's figure of 236 offences and a difference of 0.29 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Corsham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Corsham Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Corsham This Year

 CorshamWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18713.6414,47420.0647% safer
Bicycle Theft50.365260.73103% safer
Burglary130.951,9472.70184% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson654.744,9076.8043% safer
Drugs100.731,5342.13192% safer
Other Crime50.368311.15219% safer
Other Theft463.362,8303.9217% safer
Possession of Weapons10.072930.41486% safer
Public Order362.633,3624.6677% safer
Robbery30.222530.3559% safer
Shoplifting110.802,4583.41326% safer
Theft From the Person10.072050.28300% safer
Vehicle Crime191.392,1863.03118% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23216.9216,32222.6234% safer

Corsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haydon Wick50824.0835% safer
Stratton St Margaret66029.2412% safer
Blunsdon St Andrew53531.533.4% safer
Corsham44732.61-
Tidworth48537.0412% more dangerous
Bradford-on-Avon39038.9616% more dangerous
Marlborough34340.2019% more dangerous
Wroughton32840.9920% more dangerous
Melksham Without38743.1824% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Corsham

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Recent Crimes in Corsham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old School YardUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Cleevedale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Pound PillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Erneston CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Mansion House MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Methuen ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kings AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Silman CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Kinneir CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Coulston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Yockney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Methuen ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021DrugsOn or near Lancefield PlaceOffender given a caution
October 2021Other theftOn or near Erneston CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Erneston CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Potley LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ivy FieldUnable to prosecute suspect

Corsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16141614Safer
Bicycle Theft0.440.360.660.36Safer
Burglary2.72.42.00.95Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson63.964.7Safer
Drugs0.360.510.580.73Getting worse
Other Crime0.880.660.510.36Safer
Other Theft2.33.74.43.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.150.220.220.07Safer
Public Order2.42.81.92.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.150.290.22Getting worse
Shoplifting2.00.801.30.80Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.150.360.07Safer
Vehicle Crime1.82.11.51.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14161717Getting worse

Changes In Corsham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Corsham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Corsham32.61-
Barnet67.7152% more dangerous
Coventry77.4158% more dangerous
Croydon83.2261% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8162% more dangerous
Bristol86.2162% more dangerous
Leicester97.4467% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8768% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in Corsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Corsham, Bowden Hill & Lacock48536First

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.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021