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.

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Summary of Crimes in Coventry This Year

 Coventry
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,74215.46
Bicycle Theft3520.95
Burglary1,8094.87
Criminal Damage and Arson2,4156.50
Drugs6431.73
Other Crime6171.66
Other Theft1,6334.40
Possession of Weapons3340.90
Public Order2,2275.99
Robbery5981.61
Shoplifting1,1303.04
Theft From the Person2020.54
Vehicle Crime2,8327.62
Violence and Sexual Offences11,77331.69

Coventry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17141215Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.12.11.60.95Safer
Burglary9984.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9986Safer
Drugs1.11.21.41.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.961.11.21.7Getting worse
Other Theft6664.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.640.830.90Getting worse
Public Order2.93.84.46Getting worse
Robbery2.12.42.41.6Safer
Shoplifting554.93.0Safer
Theft From the Person0.660.800.750.54Safer
Vehicle Crime1010108Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17232732Getting worse

Comparing Coventry to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.50-
Sheffield73.993.4% more dangerous
Kirklees74.233.7% more dangerous
Croydon77.187% more dangerous
Bradford79.1910% more dangerous
London80.7011% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0220% more dangerous
Bristol91.5722% more dangerous
Leeds91.9022% more dangerous
Leicester102.5130% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9433% 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