Whitnash Crime Overview

Whitnash is the third most dangerous small town in Warwickshire, and is the 68th most dangerous overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitnash in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whitnash is the 374th most dangerous small town, and the 2,440th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Whitnash was the worst small town in Warwickshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Whitnash residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.82 per 1,000 residents. Whitnash recorded 4 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.47 the worst small town for drugs in Warwickshire that month.

The most common crimes in Whitnash are violence and sexual offences, with 247 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 193 offences and a difference of 6.30 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Whitnash's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Whitnash Compared To Warwickshire

Summary of Crimes in Whitnash This Year

 WhitnashWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16419.1414,95625.8835% safer
Bicycle Theft20.234130.71209% safer
Burglary242.802,4314.2150% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson445.133,5316.1119% safer
Drugs171.981,2772.2112% safer
Other Crime101.178741.5129% safer
Other Theft222.573,2455.61118% safer
Possession of Weapons20.234840.84265% safer
Public Order505.832,8104.8617% more dangerous
Robbery10.123150.55358% safer
Shoplifting60.702,6244.54549% safer
Theft From the Person10.122230.39225% safer
Vehicle Crime536.193,6736.362.7% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24728.8216,00327.693.9% more dangerous

Whitnash Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Polesworth31835.7956% safer
Kenilworth88540.9437% safer
Whitnash47955.90-
Kingsbury45057.893.4% more dangerous
Atherstone90095.2741% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whitnash

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Whitnash Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20151619Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.60.700.470.23Safer
Burglary63.74.22.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6755Safer
Drugs0.350.351.22.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.351.30.931.2Getting worse
Other Theft2.72.42.22.6Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.470.230.350.23Safer
Public Order1.61.61.86Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.350.820.12Safer
Shoplifting3.80.821.20.70Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.120.350.12Safer
Vehicle Crime3.3776Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15192329Getting worse

Changes In Whitnash's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Whitnash to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Whitnash55.90-
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4128% more dangerous
Croydon83.2233% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8135% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4443% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8746% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2848% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Whitnash's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Whitnash54756First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021