Polesworth Crime Overview

Polesworth is the safest small town in Warwickshire, and is the 88th safest overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Polesworth in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 83% lower than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Polesworth is the 181st safest small town, and the 5,219th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Polesworth was the worst small town in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Polesworth residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Polesworth recorded 1 report of drugs during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for drugs in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Polesworth are violence and sexual offences, with 142 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 154 offences and a difference of 1.35 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Polesworth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Polesworth This Year

 PolesworthWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19321.7214,95625.8819% safer
Bicycle Theft10.114130.71545% safer
Burglary202.252,4314.2187% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson313.493,5316.1175% safer
Drugs80.901,2772.21146% safer
Other Crime60.688741.51122% safer
Other Theft313.493,2455.6161% safer
Possession of Weapons91.014840.8417% more dangerous
Public Order232.592,8104.8688% safer
Robbery30.343150.5562% safer
Vehicle Crime444.953,6736.3628% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14215.9816,00327.6973% safer

Crime in Polesworth Compared To Warwickshire

Polesworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Polesworth31835.79-
Kenilworth88540.9413% more dangerous
Whitnash47955.9036% more dangerous
Kingsbury45057.8938% more dangerous
Atherstone90095.2762% more dangerous

Polesworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15181622Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.110.340.11Safer
Burglary54.83.22.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.04.34.63.5Safer
Drugs0.340.680.560.90Getting worse
Other Crime0.450.901.20.68Safer
Other Theft3.22.12.13.5Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.110.340.451.0Getting worse
Public Order1.22.91.82.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.230.110.34Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.754.65.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13171716Getting worse

Changes In Polesworth's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Polesworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Polesworth35.79-
Barnet67.7147% more dangerous
Coventry77.4154% more dangerous
Croydon83.2257% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2867% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Polesworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Polesworth, Warton & Austrey41037First

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 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 crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021