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Crime and Safety in Royal Leamington Spa

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Royal Leamington Spa is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Warwickshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Royal Leamington Spa in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 26% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Royal Leamington Spa is the 77th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 917th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Royal Leamington Spa had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Royal Leamington Spa residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 18 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Royal Leamington Spa recorded 9 reports of possession of weapons during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst for possession of weapons in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Royal Leamington Spa are violence and sexual offences, with 1,938 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 1,680 offences and a difference of 4.96 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Royal Leamington Spa's least common crime is robbery, with 43 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 2.3% from 2020's figure of 42 crimes.

Royal Leamington Spa 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Warwickshire

4.4% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

10% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Royal Leamington Spa is 4.4% lower than the West Midlands and 10% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Royal Leamington Spa Crime Rate Over Time

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Royal Leamington Spa Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Royal Leamington Spa 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 Royal Leamington Spa

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021854,444
2020814,221
2019944,911
2018965,006
20171045,431
2016814,208

Crime in Royal Leamington Spa Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Royal Leamington Spa This Year

 Royal Leamington SpaWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,27824.5410,59818.34 25% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft861.653420.59 64% more dangerous
Burglary1352.591,7493.03 17% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4248.143,5686.17 24% more dangerous
Drugs2104.031,1521.99 51% more dangerous
Other Crime741.428231.420% safer
Other Theft3136.013,1245.41 10% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons761.464620.80 45% more dangerous
Public Order3757.203,3775.84 19% more dangerous
Robbery430.832940.51 39% more dangerous
Shoplifting2715.201,9783.42 34% more dangerous
Theft From the Person440.851760.30 65% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4558.742,9815.16 41% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,93837.2216,58028.69 23% more dangerous

Royal Leamington Spa Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,26769.4923% safer
Bedworth2,34176.1012% safer
Stratford-upon-Avon2,30376.8111% safer
Royal Leamington Spa4,44485.35-

Crime Over Time in Royal Leamington Spa

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Recent Crimes in Royal Leamington Spa

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near New StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lonsdale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrestUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Cubbington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Baker AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Russell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Waller StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fernhill DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trinity StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Vicarage RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chesham StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The SpinneyUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Regent PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leicester StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Compton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swan StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrestUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arlington MewsUnable to prosecute suspect

Royal Leamington Spa Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37313325 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.82.81.61.6 Safer
Burglary754.12.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121188 Safer
Drugs2.82.43.84.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.31.31.4 Safer
Other Theft8966 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.01.01.31.5 Getting worse
Public Order5667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.961.00.810.83 Safer
Shoplifting121065 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.01.61.40.85 Safer
Vehicle Crime101089 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30343237 Getting worse

Changes In Royal Leamington Spa's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Royal Leamington Spa's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Eagle Recreation Ground12--1346
Jephson Gardens1-1-231.2
Newbold Comyn Park14----00.21
Newbold Comyn Park27----00.25
Victoria Park---1110.35

Comparing Royal Leamington Spa to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0827% safer
Croydon82.483.5% safer
Royal Leamington Spa85.35-
Sheffield90.055% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Coventry102.2417% more dangerous
Leicester111.5924% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2835% more dangerous
Leeds150.9443% more dangerous

Crime in Royal Leamington Spa's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Leamington Brunswick1,01693Second
Leamington Central & North1,18186Third
Leamington East & Sydenham1,165105First
Leamington West & Milverton66769Fourth
Lillington36466Fifth

Royal Leamington Spa Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourLillington (92)Leamington Brunswick (351)
Bicycle TheftLillington (2)Leamington Central & North (40)
BurglaryLeamington Central & North (19)Leamington East & Sydenham (39)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLeamington West & Milverton (47)Leamington East & Sydenham (127)
DrugsLillington (12)Leamington East & Sydenham (68)
Other CrimeLillington (1)Leamington Brunswick (19)
Other TheftLillington (17)Leamington Brunswick (115)
Possession of WeaponsLeamington Central & North (12)Leamington East & Sydenham (24)
Public OrderLillington (25)Leamington East & Sydenham (107)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Leamington West & Milverton (2)Leamington Brunswick (14)
ShopliftingLillington (6)Leamington Central & North (196)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lillington (1)Leamington Central & North (24)
Vehicle CrimeLillington (18)Leamington East & Sydenham (151)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLeamington West & Milverton (309)Leamington East & Sydenham (507)

Crime in Royal Leamington Spa During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Royal Leamington Spa change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Royal Leamington Spa saw a 400% increase in theft from the person. Royal Leamington Spa saw a large fall in robbery during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Royal Leamington Spa's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-41%+121%+32%+23%+12%-33%+22%+23%+9%+28%
Bicycle Theft-50%-50%-64%-54%-44%-56%-59%-44%-50%-10%
Burglary-21%-43%+53%-10%+4%-25%-60%-28%-48%-72%
Criminal Damage and Arson-52%-50%-20%-43%-26%-13%+19%+18%-35%-39%
Drugs-55%+9%+367%+18%+163%+122%+238%+92%+88%+67%
Other Crime+133%-43%-17%+100%-38%+200%-17%-43%+33%-46%
Other Theft-10%-37%-51%-31%-33%-26%-39%-6%-63%-33%
Possession of Weapons+150%-50%-60%+17%--+160%+20%-17%-20%
Public Order-23%-67%+12%+8%+64%-33%+6%+12%-38%-5%
Robbery-83%-80%-+80%-60%+100%-67%-25%--80%
Shoplifting-8%-64%-60%-38%+33%-64%-31%-50%-65%-38%
Theft From the Person+50%--33%-50%-64%+400%--9%-43%-45%
Vehicle Crime-17%-47%-60%-13%+165%+43%-67%-47%-62%-14%
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%-43%+24%+16%+17%+9%-5%-17%-19%-26%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Royal Leamington Spa

What police force serves Royal Leamington Spa?
Royal Leamington Spa's local territorial police force is the Warwickshire Police.

How dangerous is Royal Leamington Spa?
Royal Leamington Spa is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Warwickshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Royal Leamington Spa?
Royal Leamington Spa's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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