Stratford-upon-Avon Crime Overview

Stratford-upon-Avon is the second safest medium-sized town in Warwickshire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2020 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stratford-upon-Avon is the 87th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 979th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Stratford-upon-Avon had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for robbery, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Stratford-upon-Avon residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Stratford-upon-Avon recorded 30 reports of shoplifting during May 2020, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst for shoplifting in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stratford-upon-Avon are violence and sexual offences, with 833 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 2.2% lower than 2019's figure of 851 offences and a difference of 0.60 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Stratford-upon-Avon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 25 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 88% from 2019's figure of 47 crimes.

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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 Behaviour1,08236.0914,95625.8828% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft351.174130.7139% more dangerous
Burglary1244.142,4314.211.7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2056.843,5316.1111% more dangerous
Drugs1043.471,2772.2136% more dangerous
Other Crime511.708741.5111% more dangerous
Other Theft2839.443,2455.6141% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons311.034840.8418% more dangerous
Public Order1866.202,8104.8622% more dangerous
Robbery321.073150.5549% more dangerous
Shoplifting35511.842,6244.5462% more dangerous
Theft From the Person250.832230.3953% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1454.843,6736.3631% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences83327.7816,00327.690.32% more dangerous

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

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,48676.205% safer
Stratford-upon-Avon2,40980.34-
Royal Leamington Spa4,22181.070.90% more dangerous
Bedworth2,51581.761.7% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stratford-upon-Avon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38322736Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.92.82.91.2Safer
Burglary64.64.74.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7877Safer
Drugs2.01.82.93.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.50.971.01.7Getting worse
Other Theft1011139Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.670.831.0Getting worse
Public Order4.14.84.16Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.601.10.901.1Getting worse
Shoplifting13111312Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.72.01.60.83Safer
Vehicle Crime6664.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23232828Getting 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
Barnet67.7119% safer
Coventry77.413.8% safer
Stratford-upon-Avon80.34-
Croydon83.223.5% more dangerous
Sheffield85.816% more dangerous
Bristol86.217% more dangerous
Leicester97.4418% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8722% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2825% more dangerous
Bradford133.0240% more dangerous
Leeds137.1041% more dangerous

Crime in Stratford-upon-Avon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stratford North1,352110First
Stratford South East & Tiddington35343Third
Stratford South West70475Second

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 safest 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021