Tidworth Crime Overview

Tidworth is among the top 5 safest small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 88th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 276 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tidworth in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tidworth is the 198th safest small town, and the 4,971st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Tidworth was the worst small town in Wiltshire for other theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.69 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Tidworth residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Tidworth recorded 14 reports of burglary during July 2019, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for burglary in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Tidworth are violence and sexual offences, with 256 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 0.78% higher than 2019's figure of 254 offences and a difference of 0.15 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Tidworth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Tidworth Compared To Wiltshire

Summary of Crimes in Tidworth This Year

 TidworthWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17913.6714,47420.0647% safer
Bicycle Theft30.235260.73217% safer
Burglary332.521,9472.707% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson473.594,9076.8089% safer
Drugs181.371,5342.1355% safer
Other Crime141.078311.157% safer
Other Theft544.122,8303.924.9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.082930.41412% safer
Public Order241.833,3624.66155% safer
Robbery10.082530.35338% safer
Shoplifting181.372,4583.41149% safer
Theft From the Person10.082050.28250% safer
Vehicle Crime151.152,1863.03163% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25619.5516,32222.6216% safer

Tidworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haydon Wick50824.0854% safer
Stratton St Margaret66029.2427% safer
Blunsdon St Andrew53531.5317% safer
Corsham44732.6114% safer
Tidworth48537.04-
Bradford-on-Avon39038.964.9% more dangerous
Marlborough34340.208% more dangerous
Wroughton32840.9910% more dangerous
Melksham Without38743.1814% more dangerous
Calne79543.1914% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tidworth

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Tidworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18212014Safer
Bicycle Theft0.990.310.380.23Safer
Burglary2.83.13.72.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.94.453.6Safer
Drugs0.610.841.41.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.460.840.991.1Getting worse
Other Theft3.43.64.74.1Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.230.610.150.08Safer
Public Order2.12.82.11.8Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.150.230.08Safer
Shoplifting0.460.922.41.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.230.150.08Safer
Vehicle Crime2.42.22.51.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14191920Getting worse

Changes In Tidworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tidworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tidworth37.04-
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8157% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Tidworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tidworth & Ludgershall76642First

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 towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021