Somerset crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 29.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 38.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 93% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 35.3% over the last twelve months.Somerset crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →38.6%15. lowest93%29.6k4.4%
Antisocial behaviour crime →15.1%21. lowest82%11.5k-4.8%
Public order crime →10.0%21. highest106%7.7k-16.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.5%15. lowest91%6.5k-0.1%
Shoplifting crime →8.1%24. highest99%6.2k35.3%
Other theft crime →6.5%9. lowest68%5.0k-0.2%
Vehicle crime →3.9%14. lowest52%3.0k3.8%
Burglary crime →3.7%15. lowest72%2.8k2.1%
Other crime →1.5%3. lowest68%1.1k-7.0%
Drugs crime →1.2%1. lowest37%897-6.1%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%17. lowest69%703-22.8%
Robbery crime →0.8%26. lowest52%60029.9%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%23. highest30%55031.6%
Possession of weapons crime →0.6%3. lowest55%44415.3%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "public order crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Public order crime" rate is at 106% of national crime rate which puts Somerset on 21. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Public order crime" makes up 10.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "public order crime" is 7.7k cases and has decreased by 16.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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