Dorchester crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 5.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.9% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 73% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 63.6% over the last twelve months.Dorchester crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →36.9%7. lowest73%5.4k4.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime →25.2%38. highest112%3.7k-14.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.6%11. lowest75%1.2k-16.2%
Other theft crime →6.6%3. lowest57%9624.5%
Public order crime →6.4%4. lowest55%927-4.0%
Shoplifting crime →5.7%4. lowest57%83341.4%
Burglary crime →3.6%8. lowest57%5192.2%
Vehicle crime →2.9%7. lowest31%4185.8%
Drugs crime →1.3%1. lowest34%195-15.6%
Other crime →0.7%2. lowest28%105-17.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.6%3. lowest48%9063.6%
Bicycle theft crime →0.6%4. lowest37%8622.9%
Robbery crime →0.5%8. lowest24%6643.5%
Theft from the person crime →0.4%4. lowest13%5612.0%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "antisocial behaviour crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Antisocial behaviour crime" rate is at 112% of national crime rate which puts Dorchester on 38. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 25.2% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 3.7k cases and has decreased by 14.8% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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