Dorset crime stats

Last updated: 12 May 2024

The overall crime rate in Dorset county is 84.7 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 20.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 33.0% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 80% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 24.8% over the last twelve months.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 132% of national crime rate which puts Dorset on 10. position out of 54 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 24.2% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 15.0k cases and has decreased by 11.9% when compared year-over-year in the period of April 2023 - March 2024.

Dorset crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →33.0%10. lowest80%20.4k0.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime →24.2%10. highest132%15.0k-11.9%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.1%15. lowest87%5.0k-11.8%
Other theft crime →7.1%16. lowest78%4.4k-4.1%
Shoplifting crime →6.6%14. lowest78%4.1k23.7%
Public order crime →5.8%5. lowest65%3.6k-0.1%
Vehicle crime →5.8%26. highest81%3.6k-13.7%
Burglary crime →4.1%23. lowest83%2.5k-8.7%
Drugs crime →1.3%3. lowest42%828-0.2%
Bicycle theft crime →1.2%21. highest96%757-6.0%
Other crime →0.8%1. lowest39%51512.4%
Robbery crime →0.7%23. lowest46%40914.9%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%26. highest29%398-8.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.6%4. lowest54%36224.8%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Dorset crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Dorset county to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Dorset crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticDorset county crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour20.515.6
Bicycle theft1.01.1
Criminal damage and arson6.87.8
Other crime0.71.8
Other theft6.07.7
Possession of weapons0.50.9
Public order4.97.6
Theft from the person0.51.9
Vehicle crime4.96.0
Violent crime27.934.9

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Dorset crime rate comparison map

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