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Crime and Safety in Polesworth

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Polesworth is the second safest small towns in Warwickshire, and is the 104th safest overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Polesworth in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Polesworth is the 198th safest small town, and the 4,709th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Polesworth was the worst small town in Warwickshire for drugs, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Polesworth residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Polesworth recorded 6 reports of other theft during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.68 the worst small town for other theft in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Polesworth are violence and sexual offences, with 174 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 142 offences and a difference of 3.60 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Polesworth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 800% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Polesworth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Warwickshire

122% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

91% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Polesworth is 122% lower than the West Midlands and 91% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Polesworth Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Polesworth 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 Polesworth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140356
202036318
201937327
201839344
201731277
201629262

Crime in Polesworth Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Polesworth This Year

 PolesworthWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11512.9410,59818.34 42% safer
Burglary242.701,7493.03 12% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson374.163,5686.17 48% safer
Drugs151.691,1521.99 18% safer
Other Crime141.588231.42 10% more dangerous
Other Theft232.593,1245.41 109% safer
Possession of Weapons10.114620.80 627% safer
Public Order323.603,3775.84 62% safer
Robbery10.112940.51 364% safer
Shoplifting10.111,9783.42 3009% safer
Vehicle Crime343.832,9815.16 35% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17419.5816,58028.69 47% safer

Polesworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kenilworth74434.4216% safer
Polesworth35640.06-
Whitnash34540.260.50% more dangerous
Kingsbury37948.7618% more dangerous
Atherstone81486.1654% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Polesworth

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Recent Crimes in Polesworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millers WharfUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Abbey ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Austrey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Waverton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hollies RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Aldridge CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sycamore AvenueFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Grendon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Morris HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dexter WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sycamore AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Copeland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trinity CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The LynchUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sycamore AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Polesworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18162213 Safer
Burglary4.83.22.22.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.34.63.54.2 Getting worse
Drugs0.680.560.901.7 Getting worse
Other Crime0.901.20.681.6 Getting worse
Other Theft2.12.13.52.6 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.340.451.00.11 Safer
Public Order2.91.82.63.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.110.340.11 Safer
Shoplifting-0.34-0.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime54.65.03.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17171620 Getting worse

Changes In Polesworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Polesworth's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Abbey Green Park9--1-83.8

Comparing Polesworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Polesworth40.06-
Barnet67.0840% more dangerous
Croydon82.4851% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Coventry102.2461% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0667% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9473% more dangerous

Crime in Polesworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Polesworth, Warton & Austrey44240First

Crime in Polesworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Polesworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Polesworth saw a 500% increase in criminal damage and arson. Polesworth saw a large fall in public order during December, when it fell by 75% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+140%+270%+33%+50%-13%+31%+54%-15%+42%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-50%-67%-+200%-67%--+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%+100%-50%-25%-50%-50%-60%+500%-+50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----50%+100%-----
Other Theft+300%-67%+150%-50%+100%+300%+50%-50%-50%+200%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+100%---+100%-+200%--75%
Vehicle Crime--+33%-75%-25%-25%-50%+300%+100%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-43%+56%-18%-46%-32%--15%+133%-50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Polesworth

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

How dangerous is Polesworth?
Polesworth is the second safest small town in Warwickshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Polesworth?
Polesworth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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