Warminster is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Warminster in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Warminster is the 401st most dangerous small town, and the 2,518th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Warminster was the worst small town in Wiltshire for criminal damage and arson, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.79 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Warminster residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Warminster recorded 4 reports of drugs during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for drugs in Wiltshire that month.
The most common crimes in Warminster are violence and sexual offences, with 502 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 3.8% higher than 2020's figure of 483 offences and a difference of 1.06 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Warminster's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.
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3.3% lower, regional crime rate
35% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Warminster is 3.3% lower than the South West and 35% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Warminster 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||381||21.38||15,273||21.16||1.0% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.34||617||0.85||150% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||134||7.52||4,970||6.89||8% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||21||1.18||740||1.03||13% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||59||3.31||2,888||4.00||21% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||5||0.28||358||0.50||79% safer|
|Public Order||118||6.62||3,665||5.08||23% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.22||199||0.28||27% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||55||3.09||1,883||2.61||16% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||502||28.16||17,724||24.56||13% more dangerous|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Melksham Without||399||44.52||28% safer|
|Amesbury||751||60.79||7% more dangerous|
|Melksham||1,007||67.11||15% more dangerous|
|Devizes||1,023||87.95||35% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Hillbourne Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near North Row||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Cotton House Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Avon Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near St Andrews Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Stuart Green||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Buttons Yard||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Park/Open Space||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Marsh Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Luxfield Road||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near A350||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Boreham Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Robin Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Boreham Field||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Buttons Yard||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Woodcock Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Queensway||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Rock Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Cotton House Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near The Mead||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||13||7||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.73||0.73||1.1||1.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.06||0.50||0.39||0.28||Safer|
|Public Order||5.0||6||6||7||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||-||0.62||0.06||0.34||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.34||0.39||0.22||0.22||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||21||26||27||28||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Warminster that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Warminster Highbury Youth Football Club||1||-||1||-||2||0||4.6|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||15% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||31% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||37% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||37% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||44% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||49% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||54% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||56% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||57% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||62% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Warminster West & North||310||52||Second|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Warminster change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Warminster saw a 500% increase in burglary. Warminster saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019. Rates of anti-social behaviour and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Warminster's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-8%||-28%||-92%||-42%||-88%||-67%||-53%||-8%||-62%||-52%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-15%||-23%||-21%||+27%||-||+7%||+8%||-8%||+60%||-3%|