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Crime and Safety in Laverstock

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Laverstock is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Laverstock in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Laverstock is the 260th safest small town, and the 3,953rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Laverstock was the worst small town in Wiltshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Laverstock residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Laverstock recorded 1 report of robbery during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for robbery in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Laverstock are violence and sexual offences, with 213 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 187 offences and a difference of 2.91 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Laverstock's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Laverstock 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Wiltshire

31% lower, regional crime rate

South West

71% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Laverstock is 31% lower than the South West and 71% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Laverstock Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Laverstock 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 Laverstock

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145400
202044393
201946415
201841365
201736325
201634302

Crime in Laverstock Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Laverstock This Year

 LaverstockWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13915.5515,27321.16 36% safer
Bicycle Theft60.676170.85 27% safer
Burglary202.241,5982.21 1.3% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson374.144,9706.89 66% safer
Drugs50.561,1201.55 177% safer
Other Crime80.907401.03 14% safer
Other Theft343.802,8884.00 5% safer
Possession of Weapons20.223580.50 127% safer
Public Order444.923,6655.08 3.3% safer
Robbery10.112730.38 245% safer
Shoplifting50.562,4873.45 516% safer
Theft From the Person10.111990.28 155% safer
Vehicle Crime242.691,8832.61 3.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences21323.8317,72424.56 3.1% safer

Laverstock Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bradford-on-Avon38838.7615% safer
Wootton Bassett55642.306% safer
Highworth34943.522.8% safer
Calne80543.732.3% safer
Melksham Without39944.520.52% safer
Laverstock40044.75-
Westbury70944.960.47% more dangerous
Wroughton37747.125% more dangerous
Marlborough45152.8515% more dangerous
Warminster1,01356.8321% more dangerous
Amesbury75160.7926% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Laverstock

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Recent Crimes in Laverstock

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Saintes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Westfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Potters WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Saintes CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lafranc CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenlane CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saintes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Neal CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Neal CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Castle Well RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saintes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fyfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Partridge WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Dunley WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Duck LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fyfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lindford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Laverstock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15141416 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.780.220.340.67 Getting worse
Burglary3.14.02.92.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7674.1 Safer
Drugs0.561.31.20.56 Safer
Other Crime0.781.30.780.90 Safer
Other Theft4.84.72.93.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.110.450.450.22 Safer
Public Order2.63.54.24.9 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.11-0.11No change
Shoplifting0.560.780.900.56 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.22-0.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.62.02.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18222124 Getting worse

Changes In Laverstock's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Laverstock to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Laverstock44.75-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Laverstock During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Laverstock change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Laverstock saw a 350% increase in criminal damage and arson. Laverstock saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 86% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%+200%-33%+63%--15%+44%+100%-47%+50%
Burglary--83%--67%+100%-86%--60%-70%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-58%-50%+200%-+67%+133%+350%-33%+25%
Drugs------50%-50%-+200%-
Other Crime--+100%-------
Other Theft-+100%+300%-67%--50%-+200%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--33%+50%+25%-83%+200%+300%+100%--25%
Shoplifting-33%---------
Vehicle Crime-80%-+200%----50%---33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+55%+20%-25%-61%+89%--42%-19%+7%+86%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Laverstock

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

How dangerous is Laverstock?
Laverstock is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Wiltshire.

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

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

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