Dorset crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 20.8k crimes were violent crimes which is 33.3% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 80% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 37.9% over the last twelve months.Dorset crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →33.3%5. lowest80%20.8k2.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime →24.1%10. highest131%15.0k-14.6%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.3%12. lowest89%5.2k-10.6%
Other theft crime →7.1%13. lowest75%4.5k-2.5%
Shoplifting crime →6.6%12. lowest81%4.1k37.9%
Public order crime →5.9%3. lowest63%3.7k5.4%
Vehicle crime →5.5%23. lowest74%3.4k-16.1%
Burglary crime →4.1%21. lowest80%2.6k-7.6%
Drugs crime →1.3%3. lowest40%790-7.5%
Bicycle theft crime →1.2%22. highest87%721-19.5%
Other crime →0.7%1. lowest34%456-3.2%
Robbery crime →0.7%22. lowest46%44128.6%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%26. highest29%4295.4%
Possession of weapons crime →0.5%2. lowest52%34219.6%
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 131% of national crime rate which puts Dorset on 10. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 24.1% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 15.0k cases and has decreased by 14.6% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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