Warwick Crime Overview

Warwick is the safest medium-sized town in Warwickshire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Warwick in 2020 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Warwick is the 93rd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,137th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Warwick had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2019 was also a bad month for Warwick residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Warwick are violence and sexual offences, with 1,018 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 5% higher than 2019's figure of 964 offences and a difference of 1.65 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Warwick's least common crime is theft from the person, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 178% from 2019's figure of 25 crimes.

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Crime in Warwick Compared To Warwickshire

Summary of Crimes in Warwick This Year

 WarwickWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86126.3914,95625.881.9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft401.234130.7142% more dangerous
Burglary1384.232,4314.210.47% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2136.533,5316.116% more dangerous
Drugs692.121,2772.214.2% safer
Other Crime571.758741.5114% more dangerous
Other Theft1996.103,2455.618% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons240.744840.8414% safer
Public Order1835.612,8104.8613% more dangerous
Robbery120.373150.5549% safer
Shoplifting3209.812,6244.5454% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.282230.3939% safer
Vehicle Crime2046.253,6736.361.8% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,01831.2016,00327.6911% more dangerous

Warwick Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warwick2,48676.20-
Stratford-upon-Avon2,40980.345% more dangerous
Royal Leamington Spa4,22181.076% more dangerous
Bedworth2,51581.767% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Warwick

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Warwick Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36252326Safer
Bicycle Theft2.51.51.21.2Safer
Burglary7664.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8977Safer
Drugs1.11.21.32.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.20.951.8Getting worse
Other Theft9996Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.490.920.74Getting worse
Public Order4.03.64.46Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.550.520.37Safer
Shoplifting8121310Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.890.920.770.28Safer
Vehicle Crime10886Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25253031Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7113% safer
Warwick76.20-
Coventry77.411.6% more dangerous
Croydon83.228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8111% more dangerous
Bristol86.2112% more dangerous
Leicester97.4422% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8726% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2829% more dangerous
Bradford133.0243% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Warwick's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Warwick North44052Third
Warwick South East, Myton & Heathcote92580Second
Warwick South West & Aylesford1,12489First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021