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Crime and Safety in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stratford-upon-Avon is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Warwickshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2021 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stratford-upon-Avon is the 100th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,238th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Stratford-upon-Avon had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.43 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Stratford-upon-Avon residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for shoplifting, recording 35 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Stratford-upon-Avon recorded 7 reports of theft from the person during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst for theft from the person in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stratford-upon-Avon are violence and sexual offences, with 898 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 833 offences and a difference of 2.17 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Stratford-upon-Avon's least common crime is robbery, with 20 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 60% from 2020's figure of 32 crimes.

Stratford-upon-Avon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Warwickshire

16% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

0.48% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stratford-upon-Avon is 16% lower than the West Midlands and 0.48% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stratford-upon-Avon Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Stratford-upon-Avon 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 Stratford-upon-Avon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021772,303
2020802,409
2019852,555
2018782,331
2017782,353
2016702,096

Crime in Stratford-upon-Avon Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stratford-upon-Avon This Year

 Stratford-upon-AvonWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour70723.5810,59818.34 22% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft471.573420.59 62% more dangerous
Burglary983.271,7493.03 7% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1916.373,5686.17 3.1% more dangerous
Drugs662.201,1521.99 10% more dangerous
Other Crime250.838231.42 71% safer
Other Theft2498.303,1245.41 35% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons290.974620.80 18% more dangerous
Public Order2147.143,3775.84 18% more dangerous
Robbery200.672940.51 24% more dangerous
Shoplifting2739.101,9783.42 62% more dangerous
Theft From the Person240.801760.30 62% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1695.642,9815.16 9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences89829.9516,58028.69 4.2% more dangerous

Stratford-upon-Avon Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,26769.4911% safer
Bedworth2,34176.100.93% safer
Stratford-upon-Avon2,30376.81-
Royal Leamington Spa4,44485.3510% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Recent Crimes in Stratford-upon-Avon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chesford GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Mulberry StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dingles WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Banbury RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Christie RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Gregory'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hodgson RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South Green DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orwell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Birmingham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Brewery StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bishopton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ferry TerminalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stratford-upon-Avon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32273624 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.82.91.21.6 Safer
Burglary4.64.74.13.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8776 Safer
Drugs1.82.93.52.2 Safer
Other Crime0.971.01.70.83 Safer
Other Theft111398 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.831.00.97 Getting worse
Public Order4.84.167 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.10.901.10.67 Safer
Shoplifting1113129 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.01.60.830.80 Safer
Vehicle Crime664.86 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23282830 Getting worse

Changes In Stratford-upon-Avon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stratford-upon-Avon to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0815% safer
Stratford-upon-Avon76.81-
Croydon82.487% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0515% more dangerous
Bristol90.5215% more dangerous
Coventry102.2425% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Stratford-upon-Avon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stratford North1,291105First
Stratford South East & Tiddington33240Third
Stratford South West68073Second

Crime in Stratford-upon-Avon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stratford-upon-Avon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Stratford-upon-Avon saw a 350% increase in drugs. Stratford-upon-Avon saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019. Bicycle Theft saw a fall in every month of Stratford-upon-Avon's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+108%+91%+59%+47%-17%+10%+46%+54%+2%
Bicycle Theft-67%-80%-80%-71%-64%-79%-13%-70%-25%-
Burglary+171%+50%+14%+38%-73%-17%-23%-80%-50%-78%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%-67%+14%-22%+107%+65%+38%-61%+13%+8%
Drugs+350%-20%+113%-+43%+44%+33%--44%-78%
Other Crime+67%+167%-+67%+100%+200%+25%-50%+300%-50%
Other Theft+13%-58%-59%+4%-19%+13%+18%-66%-46%-72%
Possession of Weapons+300%-75%--+100%+67%-50%---
Public Order-9%-53%+200%+62%+69%+189%+320%-47%+11%+117%
Robbery+200%-40%-50%-+200%---67%--60%
Shoplifting+6%-5%+67%+35%-31%+63%-26%-38%-61%-78%
Theft From the Person--+200%-50%-75%-25%--80%-75%-
Vehicle Crime+63%-86%-65%+71%-29%+180%-29%+24%-25%-18%
Violence and Sexual Offences+15%-29%+1%-10%-5%+20%+25%-4%-8%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stratford-upon-Avon

What police force serves Stratford-upon-Avon?
Stratford-upon-Avon's local territorial police force is the Warwickshire Police.

How dangerous is Stratford-upon-Avon?
Stratford-upon-Avon is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Warwickshire.

What is Stratford-upon-Avon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stratford-upon-Avon are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Stratford-upon-Avon's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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