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Crime and Safety in Whitnash

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Whitnash is the third most dangerous small town in Warwickshire, and is the 105th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitnash in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 57% lower than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whitnash is the 203rd safest small town, and the 4,647th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Whitnash was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Whitnash residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Whitnash recorded 2 reports of other crime during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Whitnash are violence and sexual offences, with 186 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 33% lower than 2020's figure of 247 offences and a difference of 7.11 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Whitnash's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Whitnash 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Warwickshire

32% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

81% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Whitnash is 32% lower than the West Midlands and 81% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Whitnash Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Whitnash 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 Whitnash

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140345
202056479
201949417
201846391
201743367
201631268

Crime in Whitnash Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Whitnash This Year

 WhitnashWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9611.2010,58818.32 64% safer
Bicycle Theft20.233420.59 157% safer
Burglary101.171,7473.02 158% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson354.083,5676.17 51% safer
Drugs70.821,1481.99 143% safer
Other Crime121.408231.42 1.4% safer
Other Theft283.273,1225.40 65% safer
Possession of Weapons60.704600.80 14% safer
Public Order242.803,3755.84 109% safer
Robbery10.122930.51 325% safer
Shoplifting50.581,9783.42 490% safer
Vehicle Crime293.382,9775.15 52% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18621.7116,56328.66 32% safer

Whitnash Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kenilworth74434.4217% safer
Polesworth35640.060.50% safer
Whitnash34540.26-
Kingsbury37948.7617% more dangerous
Atherstone81486.1653% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whitnash

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Recent Crimes in Whitnash

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Weilerswist DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Mullard DriveOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dawson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Masters RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dawson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lammas CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greville Smith AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fieldgate LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sir Toby Belch DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Catherine'S CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Catherine'S CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crutchley WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heathcote LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Whitnash RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Franklin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crutchley WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Juliet DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Justice CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Allibone CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Dawson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Whitnash Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15161911 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.700.470.230.23 Safer
Burglary3.74.22.81.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7554.1 Safer
Drugs0.351.22.00.82 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.931.21.4 Getting worse
Other Theft2.42.22.63.3 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.230.350.230.70 Getting worse
Public Order1.61.862.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.820.120.12 Safer
Shoplifting0.821.20.700.58 Safer
Vehicle Crime7763.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19232922 Getting worse

Changes In Whitnash's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Whitnash to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.930.83% safer
Whitnash40.26-
Birmingham49.6019% more dangerous
Barnet67.0840% more dangerous
Croydon82.4851% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0355% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0667% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9473% more dangerous

Crime in Whitnash's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Whitnash39340First

Crime in Whitnash During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Whitnash change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Whitnash saw a 600% increase in public order. Whitnash saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 80% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-44%+288%+100%-29%-9%-36%+40%+10%+63%+150%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--80%+50%--67%+100%-67%-80%-67%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+250%-67%+100%---+67%-67%+200%
Drugs-------+300%+300%-
Other Crime----------50%
Other Theft-67%+100%-+200%-+33%-+200%-67%+300%
Public Order+600%---+67%+20%+50%---
Shoplifting---+400%------
Vehicle Crime-67%---80%+20%-50%--11%+220%+25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+44%-7%+233%+20%-39%+142%-20%+29%+320%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Whitnash

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

How dangerous is Whitnash?
Whitnash is the third most dangerous small town in Warwickshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Whitnash?
Whitnash's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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