Royal Leamington Spa Crime Overview

Royal Leamington Spa is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Warwickshire, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Royal Leamington Spa in 2020 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Royal Leamington Spa is the 81st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 955th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Royal Leamington Spa had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Royal Leamington Spa residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 27 crimes at a rate of 0.52 per 1,000 residents. Royal Leamington Spa recorded 7 reports of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst for other crime in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Royal Leamington Spa are violence and sexual offences, with 1,680 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 4.6% lower than 2019's figure of 1,758 offences and a difference of 1.50 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Royal Leamington Spa's least common crime is robbery, with 42 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 24% from 2019's figure of 52 crimes.

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Crime in Royal Leamington Spa Compared To Warwickshire

Summary of Crimes in Royal Leamington Spa This Year

 Royal Leamington SpaWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,72433.1114,95625.8822% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft841.614130.7156% more dangerous
Burglary2144.112,4314.212.4% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4157.973,5316.1123% more dangerous
Drugs1963.761,2772.2141% more dangerous
Other Crime701.348741.5113% safer
Other Theft3166.073,2455.618% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons681.314840.8436% more dangerous
Public Order2945.652,8104.8614% more dangerous
Robbery420.813150.5532% more dangerous
Shoplifting3316.362,6244.5429% more dangerous
Theft From the Person721.382230.3972% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4398.433,6736.3625% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,68032.2616,00327.6914% more dangerous

Royal Leamington Spa Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,48676.206% safer
Stratford-upon-Avon2,40980.340.91% safer
Royal Leamington Spa4,22181.07-
Bedworth2,51581.760.84% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Royal Leamington Spa

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Royal Leamington Spa Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour44373133Safer
Bicycle Theft52.82.81.6Safer
Burglary8754.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1312118Safer
Drugs4.12.82.43.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.51.31.3Safer
Other Theft9896Safer
Possession of Weapons0.961.01.01.3Getting worse
Public Order5566Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.940.961.00.81Safer
Shoplifting1012106Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.12.01.61.4Safer
Vehicle Crime1110108Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33303432Safer

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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7120% safer
Coventry77.414.7% safer
Royal Leamington Spa81.07-
Croydon83.222.6% more dangerous
Sheffield85.816% more dangerous
Bristol86.216% more dangerous
Leicester97.4417% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8721% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2824% more dangerous
Bradford133.0239% more dangerous
Leeds137.1041% more dangerous

Crime in Royal Leamington Spa's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Leamington Brunswick1,03094First
Leamington Central & North1,12182Third
Leamington East & Sydenham97488Second
Leamington West & Milverton59462Fifth
Lillington43379Fourth

Royal Leamington Spa Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourLeamington Central & North (380)Leamington Brunswick (443)
Bicycle TheftLillington (1)Leamington Central & North (31)
BurglaryLeamington West & Milverton (28)Leamington East & Sydenham (78)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLeamington Central & North (80)Lillington (55)
DrugsLillington (8)Leamington East & Sydenham (64)
Other CrimeLeamington West & Milverton (6)Leamington Brunswick (24)
Other TheftLillington (20)Leamington Brunswick (94)
Possession of WeaponsLeamington East & Sydenham (12)Leamington Brunswick (18)
Public OrderLeamington West & Milverton (42)Lillington (41)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Leamington West & Milverton (4)Leamington Brunswick (12)
ShopliftingLeamington West & Milverton (10)Leamington Central & North (184)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Leamington Brunswick (7)Leamington Central & North (45)
Vehicle CrimeLillington (26)Leamington West & Milverton (113)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLeamington West & Milverton (220)Lillington (239)

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 second 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021