Crime Statistics for Frome, Dorchester, Dorset, 2024

There were a total of 98 street level crime incidents in Frome in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Frome, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime29
Anti Social Behaviour20
Criminal Damage Arson16
Other Theft10
Vehicle Crime8
Shoplifting6
Theft From The Person2
Public Order2
Burglary1
Bicycle Theft1
Other Crime1
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
All Crime98

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Frome. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Frome

We've taken the ten nearest places to Frome and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Frome has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Dorchester (1.22 miles)120
Frome98
Charminster (1.34 miles)43
Stinsford (0.75 miles)30
Higher Woodsford (4 miles)12
Broadmayne (3.28 miles)7
Lower Bockhampton (1.45 miles)5
Higher Bockhampton (1.55 miles)2
Forston (3.51 miles)0
Stratton (3.27 miles)0

7.99%
of Dorchester East residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Frome?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Frome and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Dorchester45
Frome29
Charminster18
Stinsford7
Higher Woodsford2
Broadmayne2
Lower Bockhampton2
Higher Bockhampton1
Forston0
Stratton0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Frome?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Frome to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Frome compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Frome and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Frome is ranked #6.

#WardScore
1Westham52
2Dorchester Poundbury45
3Dorchester West36
4Radipole36
5Littlemoor & Preston36
6Dorchester East28
7Crossways20
8Winterborne & Broadmayne17
9Charminster St Mary's15
10Upwey & Broadwey13
11Chalk Valleys13

Which road in Frome has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Frome with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around this marker.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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