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Crime and Safety in Melksham Without

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Melksham Without is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 59th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Melksham Without in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Melksham Without is the 253rd safest small town, and the 3,983rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Melksham Without was the worst small town in Wiltshire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.56 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Melksham Without residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Melksham Without recorded 7 reports of drugs during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst small town for drugs in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Melksham Without are violence and sexual offences, with 200 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 167 offences and a difference of 3.69 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Melksham Without's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Melksham Without 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Wiltshire

32% lower, regional crime rate

South West

72% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Melksham Without is 32% lower than the South West and 72% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Melksham Without Crime Rate Over Time

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Melksham Without Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Melksham Without 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 Melksham Without

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145399
202043387
201937335
201836323
201737334
201630272

Crime in Melksham Without Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Melksham Without This Year

 Melksham WithoutWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16518.4115,27321.16 15% safer
Burglary50.561,5982.21 295% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson697.704,9706.89 11% more dangerous
Drugs222.451,1201.55 37% more dangerous
Other Crime121.347401.03 23% more dangerous
Other Theft192.122,8884.00 89% safer
Possession of Weapons40.453580.50 11% safer
Public Order455.023,6655.08 1.2% safer
Robbery10.112730.38 245% safer
Shoplifting101.122,4873.45 208% safer
Vehicle Crime121.341,8832.61 95% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20022.3217,72424.56 10% safer

Melksham Without Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tidworth47436.2023% safer
Bradford-on-Avon38838.7615% safer
Wootton Bassett55642.305% safer
Highworth34943.522.3% safer
Calne80543.731.8% safer
Melksham Without39944.52-
Laverstock40044.750.51% more dangerous
Westbury70944.960.98% more dangerous
Wroughton37747.126% more dangerous
Marlborough45152.8516% more dangerous
Warminster1,01356.8322% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Melksham Without

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Recent Crimes in Melksham Without

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022RobberyOn or near Blenheim ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lower WoodrowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Blenheim ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near WoodrowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Duxford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snarlton LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Avro WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bath RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Other theftOn or near St Athan CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Barnes Wallis CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower WoodrowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near St Athan CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belvedere RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mallory PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Locking CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Wellington DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Snarlton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Birch GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A350Investigation complete; no suspect identified

Melksham Without Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10121418 Getting worse
Burglary1.61.22.30.56 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6778 Getting worse
Drugs1.43.24.12.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.450.671.01.3 Getting worse
Other Theft3.22.72.22.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.670.330.45 Getting worse
Public Order2.83.73.55 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.22-0.330.11 Safer
Shoplifting2.31.71.61.1 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.41.61.71.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17141922 Getting worse

Changes In Melksham Without's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Melksham Without to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Melksham Without44.52-
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Melksham Without During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Melksham Without change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Melksham Without saw a 500% increase in burglary. Melksham Without saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 89% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+250%-11%-57%-7%-27%-40%+83%+11%+30%
Bicycle Theft--33%----+200%---
Burglary+500%-----50%+100%--+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-89%-17%+17%+167%-33%+200%-+25%+33%-38%
Drugs-+100%+300%-20%--+200%-67%--67%
Other Crime-----80%-----
Other Theft+100%-50%-50%---67%+200%-+200%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+50%-+100%--80%+20%--60%-25%-
Shoplifting----+100%-----
Vehicle Crime-+400%+300%----50%---
Violence and Sexual Offences--+220%+300%+7%+25%-7%+50%-31%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Melksham Without

What police force serves Melksham Without?
Melksham Without's local territorial police force is the Wiltshire Police.

How dangerous is Melksham Without?
Melksham Without is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Wiltshire.

What is Melksham Without's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Melksham Without are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Melksham Without?
Melksham Without's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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