Dorchester crime stats

April 2024

Most crimes, 5.3k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 72% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 57.6% 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 →36.7%8. lowest72%5.3k3.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime →25.1%36. highest111%3.6k-13.6%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.6%12. lowest75%1.2k-13.6%
Other theft crime →6.6%5. lowest58%9533.3%
Public order crime →6.3%6. lowest57%915-7.6%
Shoplifting crime →5.7%4. lowest55%82930.3%
Burglary crime →3.5%8. lowest57%509-7.6%
Vehicle crime →3.2%8. lowest36%46612.3%
Drugs crime →1.4%1. lowest35%198-13.5%
Other crime →0.8%3. lowest30%113-6.6%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%10. lowest54%10457.6%
Bicycle theft crime →0.6%6. lowest36%8215.5%
Robbery crime →0.4%5. lowest21%560.0%
Theft from the person crime →0.4%6. lowest13%555.8%
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 111% of national crime rate which puts Dorchester on 36. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 25.1% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 3.6k cases and has decreased by 13.6% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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