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Crime and Safety in Nuneaton

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Nuneaton is the most dangerous major towns in Warwickshire, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Nuneaton in 2021 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Nuneaton is the 42nd safest major town, and the 1,207th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Nuneaton had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for burglary, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Nuneaton residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 58 crimes at a rate of 0.64 per 1,000 residents. Nuneaton recorded 10 reports of bicycle theft during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst for bicycle theft in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Nuneaton are violence and sexual offences, with 3,354 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 0.39% lower than 2020's figure of 3,367 offences and a difference of 0.14 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Nuneaton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 31 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 16% from 2020's figure of 36 crimes.

Nuneaton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Warwickshire

15% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

1.2% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Nuneaton is 15% lower than the West Midlands and 1.2% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Nuneaton Crime Rate Over Time

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Nuneaton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Nuneaton 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 Nuneaton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021776,998
2020807,202
2019877,894
2018867,821
2017877,835
2016776,929

Crime in Nuneaton Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Nuneaton This Year

 NuneatonWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,17624.0610,59818.34 24% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft770.853420.59 31% more dangerous
Burglary2152.381,7493.03 27% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7528.323,5686.17 26% more dangerous
Drugs2522.791,1521.99 29% more dangerous
Other Crime1541.708231.42 16% more dangerous
Other Theft5385.953,1245.41 9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons931.034620.80 22% more dangerous
Public Order6967.703,3775.84 24% more dangerous
Robbery630.702940.51 27% more dangerous
Shoplifting3603.981,9783.42 14% more dangerous
Theft From the Person310.341760.30 12% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4134.572,9815.16 13% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3,35437.0916,58028.69 23% more dangerous

Nuneaton Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rugby5,47373.984.6% safer
Nuneaton6,99877.39-

Crime Over Time in Nuneaton

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Recent Crimes in Nuneaton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Belle VueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Castle RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Heath End RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pembroke WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Marlowe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near John StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newtown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Edward StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Huntingdon WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melfort CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prince'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Croft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belle VueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Mary'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cedar RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Nuneaton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34263224 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.71.60.880.85 Safer
Burglary753.22.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10978 Safer
Drugs1.81.62.72.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.41.81.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7756 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.21.01.01.0 Getting worse
Public Order6668 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.10.690.70 Safer
Shoplifting7864.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.40.950.400.34 Safer
Vehicle Crime8874.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33363737 Getting worse

Changes In Nuneaton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Nuneaton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Nuneaton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Riversley Park12-2-623.9
Stockingford Recreation Ground1---1123.0

Comparing Nuneaton to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0815% safer
Nuneaton77.39-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0514% more dangerous
Bristol90.5215% more dangerous
Coventry102.2424% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6440% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Nuneaton's Neighbourhoods

Nuneaton Town Centre is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Nuneaton, followed by Caldwell & Chilvers Coton in second place, and Stockingford as the third most dangerous area. Nuneaton's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Attleborough, Galley Common & Whittleford, and Horeston Grange.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Attleborough53070Seventh
Caldwell & Chilvers Coton871107Second
Camp Hill77688Fourth
Galley Common & Whittleford38649Eighth
Horeston Grange53671Sixth
Nuneaton Town Centre1,767191First
Stockingford714102Third
Tomkinson Road60381Fifth

Nuneaton Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Nuneaton for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourTomkinson Road (153)Nuneaton Town Centre (549)
Bicycle TheftCamp Hill (1)Nuneaton Town Centre (38)
BurglaryCamp Hill (17)Nuneaton Town Centre (48)
Criminal Damage and ArsonGalley Common & Whittleford (34)Nuneaton Town Centre (168)
DrugsGalley Common & Whittleford (13)Nuneaton Town Centre (100)
Other CrimeGalley Common & Whittleford (7)Nuneaton Town Centre (36)
Other TheftGalley Common & Whittleford (21)Nuneaton Town Centre (112)
Possession of WeaponsAttleborough (4)Nuneaton Town Centre (26)
Public OrderGalley Common & Whittleford (27)Nuneaton Town Centre (200)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Horeston Grange (2)Nuneaton Town Centre (27)
ShopliftingCamp Hill (4)Nuneaton Town Centre (156)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Galley Common & Whittleford (1)Nuneaton Town Centre (15)
Vehicle CrimeCamp Hill (27)Horeston Grange (60)
Violence and Sexual OffencesGalley Common & Whittleford (199)Nuneaton Town Centre (774)

Crime in Nuneaton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Nuneaton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Nuneaton saw a 367% increase in possession of weapons. Nuneaton saw a large fall in theft from the person during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Nuneaton saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, criminal damage and arson, shoplifting, and theft from the person.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+144%+62%+45%-13%-35%+30%+46%+55%+17%
Bicycle Theft-64%-40%-62%--60%+25%-50%-39%-86%+13%
Burglary-26%-50%-46%-67%-3%-60%-35%-54%-42%+11%
Criminal Damage and Arson-46%-6%-38%-36%+29%-4%-21%-21%-25%-46%
Drugs+75%+200%+120%+38%+125%+75%+29%+200%+60%+28%
Other Crime+40%-+33%+78%-6%-36%-36%+22%+63%-54%
Other Theft+2%-56%-8%-35%-35%-27%+42%-48%-45%-47%
Possession of Weapons-50%+120%+8%+367%+80%-29%-60%-9%-63%-50%
Public Order+2%-30%+32%+49%+4%+7%+33%+4%-5%-14%
Robbery-43%--64%-17%+43%-43%-67%+167%-14%-30%
Shoplifting--32%-72%-64%-46%-13%-26%-30%-20%-25%
Theft From the Person-75%-75%-80%-88%-50%-55%-25%--77%-86%
Vehicle Crime+15%-10%+36%+14%-13%-3%-9%-54%-35%-45%
Violence and Sexual Offences+1%-12%-13%+11%+38%+13%-3%+5%-26%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Nuneaton

What police force serves Nuneaton?
Nuneaton's local territorial police force is the Warwickshire Police.

How dangerous is Nuneaton?
Nuneaton is the most dangerous major town in Warwickshire.

What is Nuneaton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Nuneaton are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Nuneaton?
Nuneaton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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