Dorset crime stats

November 2023

Most crimes, 20.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 32.8% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 79% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 40.8% over the last twelve months.Dorset crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →32.8%6. lowest79%20.7k-1.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime →24.1%11. highest129%15.2k-17.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.3%16. lowest89%5.2k-12.1%
Other theft crime →7.2%16. lowest76%4.5k0.4%
Shoplifting crime →6.4%19. lowest84%4.0k40.8%
Public order crime →6.0%4. lowest61%3.8k4.4%
Vehicle crime →6.0%25. highest79%3.7k-3.6%
Burglary crime →4.2%25. lowest83%2.6k-5.2%
Drugs crime →1.3%6. lowest40%795-13.8%
Bicycle theft crime →1.2%24. highest85%726-27.5%
Other crime →0.7%3. lowest35%467-6.8%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%25. highest31%44218.5%
Robbery crime →0.7%22. lowest45%41317.0%
Possession of weapons crime →0.5%4. lowest48%31911.9%
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 129% of national crime rate which puts Dorset on 11. position out of 54 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 15.2k cases and has decreased by 17.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of October 2022 - September 2023.

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