Laverstock Crime Overview

Laverstock is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 62nd most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 276 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Laverstock in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Laverstock is the 307th safest small town, and the 3,764th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2019, Laverstock was the worst small town in Wiltshire for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2018 was also a bad month for Laverstock residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Laverstock recorded 9 reports of vehicle crime during March 2017, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Laverstock are violence and sexual offences, with 187 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 3.2% lower than 2019's figure of 193 offences and a difference of 0.67 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Laverstock's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 33% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Laverstock Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Laverstock This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12513.9914,47420.0643% safer
Bicycle Theft30.345260.73115% safer
Burglary262.911,9472.707% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson657.274,9076.806% more dangerous
Drugs111.231,5342.1373% safer
Other Crime70.788311.1547% safer
Other Theft262.912,8303.9235% safer
Possession of Weapons40.452930.419% more dangerous
Public Order384.253,3624.6610% safer
Shoplifting80.902,4583.41279% safer
Vehicle Crime182.012,1863.0351% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18720.9216,32222.628% safer

Laverstock Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Marlborough34340.209% safer
Wroughton32840.997% safer
Melksham Without38743.181.8% safer
Calne79543.191.8% safer
Highworth34743.271.6% safer
Westbury70244.511.2% more dangerous
Wootton Bassett60445.954.3% more dangerous
Amesbury68955.7721% more dangerous
Warminster1,03858.2425% more dangerous
Melksham1,06470.9038% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Laverstock

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Laverstock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour13151414Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.780.220.34Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6767Getting worse
Drugs0.560.561.31.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.40.781.30.78Safer
Other Theft1.
Possession of Weapons0.110.110.450.45Getting worse
Public Order2. worse
Shoplifting0.900.560.780.90Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences16182221Getting worse

Changes In Laverstock's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Laverstock to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7135% more dangerous
Coventry77.4143% more dangerous
Croydon83.2247% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8149% more dangerous
Bristol86.2149% more dangerous
Leicester97.4455% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2859% more dangerous
Bradford133.0267% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+25%+200%-33%+63%--15%+44%+100%-47%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-58%-50%+200%-+67%+133%+350%-33%+25%
Other Crime--+100%-------
Other Theft-+100%+300%-67%--50%-+200%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--33%+50%+25%-83%+200%+300%+100%--25%
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 towns 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021