Nuneaton Crime Overview

Nuneaton is the most dangerous major town in Warwickshire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Nuneaton in 2020 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Nuneaton is the 52nd safest major town, and the 981st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Nuneaton had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for burglary, with 31 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Nuneaton residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 54 crimes at a rate of 0.60 per 1,000 residents. Nuneaton recorded 11 reports of bicycle theft during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for bicycle theft in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Nuneaton are violence and sexual offences, with 3,397 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 1.8% higher than 2019's figure of 3,337 offences and a difference of 0.67 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Nuneaton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 36 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 139% from 2019's figure of 86 crimes.

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Crime in Nuneaton Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Nuneaton This Year

 NuneatonWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,90832.1614,95625.8820% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft810.904130.7121% more dangerous
Burglary2943.252,4314.2130% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6226.883,5316.1111% more dangerous
Drugs2452.711,2772.2118% more dangerous
Other Crime1631.808741.5116% more dangerous
Other Theft4815.323,2455.615% safer
Possession of Weapons931.034840.8418% more dangerous
Public Order5886.502,8104.8625% more dangerous
Robbery620.693150.5520% more dangerous
Shoplifting5265.822,6244.5422% more dangerous
Theft From the Person360.402230.392.5% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime6747.453,6736.3615% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences3,39737.5716,00327.6926% more dangerous

Nuneaton Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rugby5,55275.057% safer
Nuneaton7,26280.31-

Crime Over Time in Nuneaton

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Nuneaton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38342632Safer
Bicycle Theft2.01.71.60.90Safer
Burglary7753.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101097Safer
Drugs2.41.81.62.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.71.41.8Getting worse
Other Theft7775Safer
Possession of Weapons0.811.21.01.0Getting worse
Public Order4.8666Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.841.21.10.69Safer
Shoplifting10786Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.861.40.950.40Safer
Vehicle Crime9887Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31333738Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7119% safer
Coventry77.413.7% safer
Nuneaton80.31-
Croydon83.223.5% more dangerous
Sheffield85.816% more dangerous
Bristol86.217% more dangerous
Leicester97.4418% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8722% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2825% more dangerous
Bradford133.0240% more dangerous
Leeds137.1041% more dangerous

Crime in Nuneaton's Neighbourhoods

Nuneaton Town Centre is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Nuneaton, followed by Camp Hill 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
Attleborough53470Sixth
Caldwell & Chilvers Coton74191Fourth
Camp Hill905103Second
Galley Common & Whittleford44557Eighth
Horeston Grange49265Seventh
Nuneaton Town Centre1,786193First
Stockingford64592Third
Tomkinson Road65087Fifth

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 BehaviourHoreston Grange (205)Nuneaton Town Centre (563)
Bicycle TheftGalley Common & Whittleford (1)Nuneaton Town Centre (32)
BurglaryGalley Common & Whittleford (18)Nuneaton Town Centre (47)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHoreston Grange (35)Nuneaton Town Centre (136)
DrugsGalley Common & Whittleford (6)Nuneaton Town Centre (105)
Other CrimeHoreston Grange (9)Nuneaton Town Centre (32)
Other TheftGalley Common & Whittleford (20)Nuneaton Town Centre (122)
Possession of WeaponsGalley Common & Whittleford (5)Nuneaton Town Centre (24)
Public OrderGalley Common & Whittleford (35)Nuneaton Town Centre (181)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Stockingford (2)Nuneaton Town Centre (20)
ShopliftingCaldwell & Chilvers Coton (4)Nuneaton Town Centre (254)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Camp Hill (1)Nuneaton Town Centre (18)
Vehicle CrimeGalley Common & Whittleford (38)Nuneaton Town Centre (113)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHoreston Grange (210)Nuneaton Town Centre (702)

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 250% 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. Rates of shoplifting and theft from the person both fell year-on-year for every month during Nuneaton's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-2%+146%+59%+48%-14%-33%+29%+49%+54%+16%
Bicycle Theft-64%-57%-54%--53%+13%-50%-39%-86%+13%
Burglary-26%-50%-46%-67%-7%-62%-33%-54%-42%-6%
Criminal Damage and Arson-44%-8%-38%-35%+29%--19%-22%-25%-46%
Drugs+67%+200%+120%+38%+125%+88%+29%+200%+60%+33%
Other Crime+50%-8%+20%+89%-6%-27%-36%+10%+63%-54%
Other Theft+2%-55%-10%-36%-35%-27%+39%-45%-47%-47%
Possession of Weapons-50%+120%+8%+250%+80%-29%-57%-9%-63%-50%
Public Order+2%-28%+26%+41%+2%+14%+24%+2%--14%
Robbery-43%--64%-17%+43%-43%-67%+167%-14%-22%
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%-11%+38%+14%-11%-3%-7%-53%-33%-44%
Violence and Sexual Offences+1%-12%-14%+7%+39%+15%-6%+4%-26%-28%

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021