Coventry Crime Overview
Coventry is among the top 5 most dangerous cities in the West Midlands, and the 44th safest overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Coventry in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people.
In November 2020, Coventry was the second-worst city in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 51 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Coventry residents, when it was the West Midlands's second-most dangerous city for burglary, recording 185 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. Coventry recorded 270 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.73 the second-worst city for criminal damage and arson in the West Midlands that month.
The most common crimes in Coventry are violence and sexual offences, with 11,773 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 10,026 offences and a difference of 4.70 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Coventry's least common crime is theft from the person, with 202 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 38% from 2019's figure of 278 crimes.
Coventry Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Coventry This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||2,415||6.50|
|Possession of Weapons||334||0.90|
|Theft From the Person||202||0.54|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||11,773||31.69|
Coventry Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||17||14||12||15||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||9||8||6||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.96||1.1||1.2||1.7||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.50||0.64||0.83||0.90||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.9||3.8||4.4||6||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.66||0.80||0.75||0.54||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||17||23||27||32||Getting worse|
Comparing Coventry to the UK's Major Cities
|Cities||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Sheffield||73.99||3.4% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||3.7% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||7% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||10% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||11% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||20% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||22% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||22% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||30% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||33% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Coventry
What police force serves Coventry?Coventry's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Coventry?Coventry is among the top 5 most dangerous cities in the West Midlands.
What is Coventry's most common crime?The most common crimes in Coventry are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Coventry?Coventry's least common crime is theft from the person.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021