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Crime and Safety in Warwick

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Warwick is the safest medium-sized town in Warwickshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Warwick in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Warwick is the 98th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,530th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Warwick had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Warwick are violence and sexual offences, with 1,062 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 4.1% higher than 2020's figure of 1,018 offences and a difference of 1.35 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Warwick's least common crime is theft from the person, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 36% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Warwick 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Warwickshire

23% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

4.8% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Warwick is 23% higher than the West Midlands and 4.8% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Warwick Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Warwick represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Warwick

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021692,267
2020762,486
2019822,678
2018782,539
2017782,537
2016642,079

Crime in Warwick Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Warwick This Year

 WarwickWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour62019.0010,58818.32 3.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft230.713420.59 17% more dangerous
Burglary882.701,7473.02 12% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2186.683,5676.17 8% more dangerous
Drugs511.561,1481.99 28% safer
Other Crime371.138231.42 26% safer
Other Theft1454.443,1225.40 22% safer
Possession of Weapons270.834600.80 3.6% more dangerous
Public Order2176.653,3755.84 12% more dangerous
Robbery180.552930.51 7% more dangerous
Shoplifting1976.041,9783.42 43% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.431760.30 30% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1705.212,9775.15 1.2% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,06232.5516,56328.66 12% more dangerous

Warwick Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,26769.49-
Bedworth2,34176.109% more dangerous
Stratford-upon-Avon2,30376.8110% more dangerous
Royal Leamington Spa4,44485.3519% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Warwick

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Recent Crimes in Warwick

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Hampton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Basant CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Old SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Avon StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Alders GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Robins GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Tamora CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jacombe CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sir Toby Belch DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alder MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Bird RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Edward StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Emscote RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tamora CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oak CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wathen RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodcote RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Olympus AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Warwick Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25232619 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.21.20.71 Safer
Burglary664.22.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9777 Safer
Drugs1.21.32.11.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.951.81.1 Safer
Other Theft9964.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.920.740.83 Getting worse
Public Order3.64.467 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.520.370.55 Getting worse
Shoplifting1213106 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.920.770.280.43 Safer
Vehicle Crime8865 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25303133 Getting worse

Changes In Warwick's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Warwick's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Myton Fields8---201.5
St Nicholas Park2512-6112.4

Comparing Warwick to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9374% safer
Birmingham49.6040% safer
Barnet67.083.6% safer
Warwick69.49-
Croydon82.4816% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0323% more dangerous
Bristol90.5223% more dangerous
Leicester111.5938% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Bradford132.2847% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Warwick's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Warwick North48257Third
Warwick South East, Myton & Heathcote90478First
Warwick South West & Aylesford89371Second

Crime in Warwick During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Warwick change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Warwick saw a 400% increase in other crime. Warwick saw a large fall in other crime during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019. Rates of other theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Warwick's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-30%+143%+53%+61%-5%-54%+21%+38%+42%+5%
Bicycle Theft-60%-29%-33%+67%+75%-75%+25%-33%-+100%
Burglary-39%-76%+20%-71%-20%+13%-74%-8%+23%-38%
Criminal Damage and Arson+26%-48%+40%-19%-14%-7%+13%-30%+38%-59%
Drugs+200%+167%+200%+17%+200%-71%+100%-17%+40%+175%
Other Crime-50%+100%+50%+100%+100%-80%+50%+250%+400%-
Other Theft-17%-68%-67%+67%-46%-53%-38%-38%-48%-35%
Possession of Weapons+100%+100%-25%+150%-67%-29%---50%-67%
Public Order-+55%-9%+133%+100%-13%+9%+100%+78%-36%
Robbery--------+400%-
Shoplifting--61%-52%-46%+29%+24%-41%-3%+16%-43%
Theft From the Person---------50%+100%
Vehicle Crime-8%-31%-41%-43%+7%-55%-8%-50%-36%-48%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%+4%-27%+58%-1%+57%+38%-2%-6%-36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Warwick

What police force serves Warwick?
Warwick's local territorial police force is the Warwickshire Police.

How dangerous is Warwick?
Warwick is the safest medium-sized town in Warwickshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Warwick?
Warwick's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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