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Crime and Safety in Bedworth, Warwickshire

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Bedworth is the second safest medium-sized towns in Warwickshire, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bedworth in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bedworth is the 99th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,264th 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 15 reports of public order during November 2015, making its crime rate of 0.49 the worst for public order in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bedworth are violence and sexual offences, with 1,182 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 0.68% lower than 2020's figure of 1,190 offences and a difference of 0.26 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Bedworth's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 38% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Bedworth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Warwickshire

17% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

0.45% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bedworth is 17% lower than the West Midlands and 0.45% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bedworth Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bedworth represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Bedworth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021762,341
2020822,515
2019832,558
2018862,659
2017832,547
2016692,122

Crime in Bedworth Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bedworth This Year

 BedworthWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour79725.9110,59818.34 29% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.293420.59 103% safer
Burglary922.991,7493.03 1.3% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2548.263,5686.17 25% more dangerous
Drugs511.661,1521.99 20% safer
Other Crime521.698231.42 16% more dangerous
Other Theft1605.203,1245.41 4.0% safer
Possession of Weapons280.914620.80 12% more dangerous
Public Order1996.473,3775.84 10% more dangerous
Robbery130.422940.51 21% safer
Shoplifting1916.211,9783.42 45% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.261760.30 15% safer
Vehicle Crime1023.322,9815.16 55% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,18238.4316,58028.69 25% more dangerous

Bedworth Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,26769.4910% safer
Bedworth2,34176.10-
Stratford-upon-Avon2,30376.810.92% more dangerous
Royal Leamington Spa4,44485.3511% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bedworth

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Recent Crimes in Bedworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saunders AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Appleyard CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near King StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leicester StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bulkington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Henson RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bryant RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lindley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pheasant CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Patridge CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Treviscoe CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Breach Brook ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park View CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hazel GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Columbia GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Bedworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28243226 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.750.590.29 Safer
Burglary864.13.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9988 Safer
Drugs1.11.32.71.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.82.21.7 Safer
Other Theft674.85 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.781.11.10.91 Getting worse
Public Order64.376 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.981.40.460.42 Safer
Shoplifting8676 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.780.680.360.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime12963.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31353938 Getting 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 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
The Oval2---101.6

Comparing Bedworth to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0813% safer
Bedworth76.10-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0515% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Bedworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bedworth Coalpit Field & Exhall61076Second
Bedworth Town814118First

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 second safest 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).

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