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Crime and Safety in Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Trowbridge is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Wiltshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Trowbridge in 2021 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% higher than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Trowbridge is the 97th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,188th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Trowbridge was the worst medium-sized town in Wiltshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Trowbridge residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Trowbridge recorded 11 reports of drugs during September 2021, 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 1,394 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 1,244 offences and a difference of 4.20 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Trowbridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 12 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 17% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Trowbridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Wiltshire

25% higher, regional crime rate

South West

1.8% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Trowbridge is 25% higher than the South West and 1.8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Trowbridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Trowbridge Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Trowbridge 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 Trowbridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021782,782
2020752,692
2019923,296
2018913,252
2017863,061
2016832,978

Crime in Trowbridge Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Trowbridge This Year

 TrowbridgeWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,17332.8215,27321.16 36% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft371.046170.85 18% more dangerous
Burglary932.601,5982.21 15% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson3479.714,9706.89 29% more dangerous
Drugs752.101,1201.55 26% more dangerous
Other Crime421.187401.03 13% more dangerous
Other Theft1694.732,8884.00 15% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons280.783580.50 36% more dangerous
Public Order2587.223,6655.08 30% more dangerous
Robbery220.622730.38 39% more dangerous
Shoplifting2466.882,4873.45 50% more dangerous
Theft From the Person120.341990.28 18% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime591.651,8832.61 58% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,39439.0117,72424.56 37% more dangerous

Trowbridge Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chippenham2,01556.8137% safer
Trowbridge2,78277.85-
Salisbury3,31281.464.4% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Trowbridge

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Recent Crimes in Trowbridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Charlotte StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Ashleigh GroveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cavell CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Burderop CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coronation StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Willow GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilton DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Silver StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Biss MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cloth YardUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kensington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Polebarn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manvers StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Winterslow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Trowbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35312733 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.12.31.01.0 Safer
Burglary4.263.82.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1212910 Safer
Drugs1.72.22.82.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.70.841.21.2 Getting worse
Other Theft864.54.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.760.950.640.78 Getting worse
Public Order6777 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.10.810.700.62 Safer
Shoplifting161477 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.760.280.34 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.64.22.81.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34363539 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0816% safer
Trowbridge77.85-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0514% more dangerous
Bristol90.5214% more dangerous
Coventry102.2424% more dangerous
Leicester111.5930% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6440% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9448% more dangerous

Crime in Trowbridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Trowbridge East57957Third
Trowbridge North1,146172First
Trowbridge South22740Fifth
Trowbridge South East54070Second
Trowbridge West29253Fourth

Trowbridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourTrowbridge South (69)Trowbridge North (532)
Bicycle TheftTrowbridge West (2)Trowbridge North (21)
BurglaryTrowbridge West (8)Trowbridge North (31)
Criminal Damage and ArsonTrowbridge South (27)Trowbridge North (108)
DrugsTrowbridge West (4)Trowbridge North (32)
Other CrimeTrowbridge South (1)Trowbridge North (20)
Other TheftTrowbridge South (14)Trowbridge North (74)
Possession of WeaponsTrowbridge East (3)Trowbridge North (13)
Public OrderTrowbridge South (19)Trowbridge North (107)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Trowbridge South (1)Trowbridge North (9)
ShopliftingTrowbridge South (1)Trowbridge North (162)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Trowbridge South (1)Trowbridge North (7)
Vehicle CrimeTrowbridge South East (5)Trowbridge West (14)
Violence and Sexual OffencesTrowbridge South (125)Trowbridge North (549)

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).

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