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Crime and Safety in Tidworth

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Tidworth is among the top 5 safest small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 97th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tidworth in 2021 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tidworth is the 151st safest small town, and the 5,396th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Tidworth was the worst small town in Wiltshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Tidworth residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.69 per 1,000 residents. Tidworth recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Tidworth are violence and sexual offences, with 273 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 256 offences and a difference of 1.30 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Tidworth's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Tidworth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Wiltshire

62% lower, regional crime rate

South West

111% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tidworth is 62% lower than the South West and 111% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tidworth Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Tidworth 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 Tidworth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202136474
202037485
201943565
201839515
201733427
201632418

Crime in Tidworth Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Tidworth This Year

 TidworthWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16812.8315,27321.16 65% safer
Bicycle Theft40.316170.85 174% safer
Burglary100.761,5982.21 191% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson554.204,9706.89 64% safer
Drugs70.531,1201.55 192% safer
Other Crime40.317401.03 232% safer
Other Theft413.132,8884.00 28% safer
Possession of Weapons70.533580.50 6% more dangerous
Public Order302.293,6655.08 122% safer
Robbery40.312730.38 23% safer
Shoplifting261.992,4873.45 73% safer
Theft From the Person10.081990.28 250% safer
Vehicle Crime120.921,8832.61 184% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27320.8517,72424.56 18% safer

Tidworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haydon Wick90.438319% safer
Stratton St Margaret241.063315% safer
Blunsdon St Andrew36021.2271% safer
Corsham46834.146% safer
Tidworth47436.20-
Bradford-on-Avon38838.767% more dangerous
Wootton Bassett55642.3014% more dangerous
Highworth34943.5217% more dangerous
Calne80543.7317% more dangerous
Melksham Without39944.5219% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tidworth

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Recent Crimes in Tidworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chandlers CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The Royal CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upnor CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forest DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pennings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hawthorn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cherry Tree AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pennings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pennings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pennings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pennings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petersfield GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Halton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor Bridge CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Upnor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Kirkee RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fremantle RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kennet RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Tidworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21201413 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.310.380.230.31 Safer
Burglary3.13.72.50.76 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.453.64.2 Safer
Drugs0.841.41.40.53 Safer
Other Crime0.840.991.10.31 Safer
Other Theft3.64.74.13.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.610.150.080.53 Getting worse
Public Order2.82.11.82.3 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.230.080.31 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.922.41.42.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.150.080.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.51.20.92 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19192021 Getting worse

Changes In Tidworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tidworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tidworth36.20-
Barnet67.0846% more dangerous
Croydon82.4856% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0560% more dangerous
Bristol90.5260% more dangerous
Coventry102.2465% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6472% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Tidworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tidworth & Ludgershall76342First

Crime in Tidworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tidworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Tidworth saw a 400% increase in burglary. Tidworth saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 93% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%-28%-36%-55%+17%-4%-38%-38%+33%-
Bicycle Theft---------50%-
Burglary+350%-25%-67%--93%-75%-80%--+400%
Criminal Damage and Arson-80%-70%-75%--83%-25%--+100%-60%
Drugs+33%-50%--33%-+100%-25%---50%
Other Crime+100%---+200%----50%-
Other Theft+350%+100%-25%-57%-67%-75%-25%-43%-38%-43%
Public Order-+200%-75%+200%---33%+33%-+100%
Shoplifting-50%--71%---33%--+300%-67%
Vehicle Crime--+100%-75%--67%-+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+47%-40%-55%-4%-18%+55%+30%+24%+68%+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tidworth

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

How dangerous is Tidworth?
Tidworth is among the top 5 safest small town in Wiltshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Tidworth?
Tidworth's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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