Bedworth Crime Overview

Bedworth is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Warwickshire, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bedworth in 2020 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bedworth is the 78th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 936th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2018, Bedworth had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for vehicle crime, with 61 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2017 was also a bad month for Bedworth residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Bedworth recorded 4 reports of robbery during February 2016, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst for robbery in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bedworth are violence and sexual offences, with 1,190 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 1,091 offences and a difference of 3.22 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Bedworth's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 91% from 2019's figure of 21 crimes.

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Crime in Bedworth Compared To Warwickshire

Summary of Crimes in Bedworth This Year

 BedworthWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour99732.4114,95625.8820% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft180.594130.7120% safer
Burglary1254.062,4314.213.7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2387.743,5316.1121% more dangerous
Drugs832.701,2772.2118% more dangerous
Other Crime692.248741.5133% more dangerous
Other Theft1474.783,2455.6117% safer
Possession of Weapons341.114840.8424% more dangerous
Public Order2096.792,8104.8628% more dangerous
Robbery140.463150.5520% safer
Shoplifting2056.662,6244.5432% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.362230.398% safer
Vehicle Crime1725.593,6736.3614% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,19038.6916,00327.6928% more dangerous

Bedworth Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,48676.207% safer
Stratford-upon-Avon2,40980.341.8% safer
Royal Leamington Spa4,22181.070.85% safer
Bedworth2,51581.76-

Crime Over Time in Bedworth

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Bedworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40282432Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.10.750.59Safer
Burglary6864.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10998Safer
Drugs1.61.11.32.7Getting worse
Other Crime2.01.81.82.2Getting worse
Other Theft7674.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.781.11.1Getting worse
Public Order4.664.37Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.980.981.40.46Safer
Shoplifting8867Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.780.680.36Safer
Vehicle Crime101296Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30313539Getting worse

Changes In Bedworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bedworth's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bedworth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
The Oval2---101.6

Comparing Bedworth to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7121% safer
Coventry77.416% safer
Bedworth81.76-
Croydon83.221.8% more dangerous
Sheffield85.814.7% more dangerous
Bristol86.215% more dangerous
Leicester97.4416% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8721% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2824% more dangerous
Bradford133.0239% more dangerous
Leeds137.1040% more dangerous

Crime in Bedworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bedworth Coalpit Field & Exhall66582Second
Bedworth Town858125First

Crime in Bedworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bedworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Bedworth saw a 1,000% increase in drugs. Bedworth saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 84% compared to April in 2019. Rates of other theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Bedworth's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+109%+91%+62%+72%+11%+4%+26%+44%+50%
Bicycle Theft-83%--75%--+200%+67%--67%-
Burglary--84%-53%+60%+8%+90%+8%-67%-63%-43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-41%-58%-30%+44%+68%-21%+6%-5%-9%-45%
Drugs-40%+167%+350%-+25%+333%+400%+1,000%+50%-43%
Other Crime-67%-50%+200%+175%-67%+600%-+40%--14%
Other Theft-25%-62%-38%+44%-30%-46%-32%-32%-25%-53%
Possession of Weapons-50%-+500%-67%---60%+50%-33%-50%
Public Order+6%-18%+82%+91%+113%-6%+125%+73%+90%+36%
Robbery-80%-+50%----67%---80%
Shoplifting+108%+146%+36%-65%+9%+20%-30%-29%+6%-10%
Theft From the Person-+100%-67%-+200%+33%----
Vehicle Crime-44%-35%-45%-63%-48%+82%-61%-57%-52%-5%
Violence and Sexual Offences-22%-34%+26%+50%+26%+107%+40%-17%-20%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bedworth

What police force serves Bedworth?
Bedworth's local territorial police force is the Warwickshire Police.
How dangerous is Bedworth?
Bedworth is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Warwickshire.
What is Bedworth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bedworth are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bedworth?
Bedworth's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021