Trowbridge Crime Overview

Trowbridge is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Wiltshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 276 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Trowbridge in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% higher than the Wiltshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Trowbridge is the 95th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,167th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Trowbridge was the worst medium-sized town in Wiltshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Trowbridge residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.45 per 1,000 residents. Trowbridge recorded 11 reports of drugs during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.31 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Trowbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 1,244 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 3.9% lower than 2019's figure of 1,293 offences and a difference of 1.37 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Trowbridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 10 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 170% from 2019's figure of 27 crimes.

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Crime in Trowbridge Compared To Wiltshire

Summary of Crimes in Trowbridge This Year

 TrowbridgeWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour97027.1414,47420.0626% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft371.045260.7330% more dangerous
Burglary1343.751,9472.7028% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson3128.734,9076.8022% more dangerous
Drugs1012.831,5342.1325% more dangerous
Other Crime411.158311.150% safer
Other Theft1604.482,8303.9212% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons230.642930.4136% more dangerous
Public Order2366.603,3624.6629% more dangerous
Robbery250.702530.3550% more dangerous
Shoplifting2677.472,4583.4154% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.282050.280% safer
Vehicle Crime1022.852,1863.036% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,24434.8116,32222.6235% more dangerous

Trowbridge Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chippenham1,80350.8348% safer
Trowbridge2,69275.33-
Salisbury3,11776.661.7% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Trowbridge

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Trowbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35353127Safer
Bicycle Theft2.02.12.31.0Safer
Burglary74.263.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1212129Safer
Drugs1.81.72.22.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.981.70.841.2Safer
Other Theft7864.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.760.950.64Safer
Public Order4.6677Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.361.10.810.70Safer
Shoplifting1216147Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.670.480.760.28Safer
Vehicle Crime63.64.22.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30343635Getting worse

Changes In Trowbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Trowbridge's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Trowbridge that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Stallard Recreation Field8---104.3
Westfield Close Play Area2---31159

Comparing Trowbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% safer
Trowbridge75.33-
Coventry77.412.7% more dangerous
Croydon83.229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8112% more dangerous
Bristol86.2113% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0243% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Trowbridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Trowbridge East56155Third
Trowbridge North987148First
Trowbridge South27849Fifth
Trowbridge South East57174Second
Trowbridge West29653Fourth

Trowbridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Trowbridge for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourTrowbridge West (92)Trowbridge North (389)
Bicycle TheftTrowbridge West (1)Trowbridge North (23)
BurglaryTrowbridge West (12)Trowbridge North (48)
Criminal Damage and ArsonTrowbridge South East (50)Trowbridge North (92)
DrugsTrowbridge East (17)Trowbridge North (30)
Other CrimeTrowbridge East (7)Trowbridge North (20)
Other TheftTrowbridge South (8)Trowbridge North (66)
Possession of WeaponsTrowbridge West (1)Trowbridge North (8)
Public OrderTrowbridge South (19)Trowbridge North (87)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Trowbridge South East (1)Trowbridge North (12)
ShopliftingTrowbridge West (1)Trowbridge North (166)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Trowbridge East (3)Trowbridge North (4)
Vehicle CrimeTrowbridge East (16)Trowbridge North (46)
Violence and Sexual OffencesTrowbridge South (148)Trowbridge North (385)

Crime in Trowbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Trowbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Trowbridge saw a 450% increase in drugs. Trowbridge saw a large fall in drugs during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Trowbridge's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-3%-17%-36%-43%-13%+10%+22%-1%+16%+17%
Bicycle Theft-57%-60%-38%-78%-71%-50%--75%-33%-
Burglary+36%-36%-33%-83%-63%-23%-31%+6%-11%-35%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-59%-34%-42%+10%+23%-3%-29%-29%-30%
Drugs+50%-20%+450%+91%+160%+450%-+33%-86%+29%
Other Crime+33%-40%+100%+100%+250%+200%-+67%-50%+100%
Other Theft+117%-57%-41%-20%-55%-32%+23%-33%-38%-39%
Possession of Weapons-50%+100%+100%+50%-67%-33%-75%-67%-50%-67%
Public Order-29%+8%-+55%-11%-7%+13%-17%+44%-13%
Robbery-33%--50%+50%+150%--57%--+50%
Shoplifting-42%-50%-76%-64%-72%-53%-51%-8%+73%-41%
Theft From the Person-50%--67%-50%------
Vehicle Crime+40%-64%-33%--50%+14%-44%-6%-81%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%-16%-11%-20%+23%-16%+20%-7%-9%+17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Trowbridge

What police force serves Trowbridge?
Trowbridge's local territorial police force is the Wiltshire Police.
How dangerous is Trowbridge?
Trowbridge is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Wiltshire.
What is Trowbridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Trowbridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Trowbridge?
Trowbridge's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021