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Crime and Safety in Coventry

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Coventry is the safest city in the West Midlands, and is the 21st safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Coventry in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coventry is among the top 20 most dangerous cities, and the 591st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Coventry was the worst city in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.04 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Coventry residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous city for burglary, recording 183 crimes at a rate of 0.48 per 1,000 residents. Coventry recorded 295 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.77 the worst city for criminal damage and arson in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Coventry are violence and sexual offences, with 18,485 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 48. This is 28% higher than 2020's figure of 13,274 offences and a difference of 13.64 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Coventry's least common crime is theft from the person, with 378 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 41% from 2020's figure of 222 crimes.

Coventry 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Cities, The West Midlands

13% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Coventry is 13% higher than the West Midlands and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Coventry Crime Rate Over Time

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Coventry Crime Map

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

Last updated: 04 Aug, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Coventry

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202110239,111
20207829,667
20197528,602
20187327,913
20176524,987
20165822,183

Crime in Coventry Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Coventry This Year

 CoventryWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour4,85612.7135,99312.29 3.3% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft4441.162,4390.83 28% more dangerous
Burglary1,8234.7718,7756.41 34% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3,4709.0828,3539.68 7% safer
Drugs1,1232.947,3552.51 15% more dangerous
Other Crime7702.026,6712.28 13% safer
Other Theft2,4946.5320,3016.93 6% safer
Possession of Weapons5961.565,4861.87 20% safer
Public Order3,8059.9635,21512.02 21% safer
Robbery7571.987,4092.53 28% safer
Shoplifting1,4903.9012,9874.43 14% safer
Theft From the Person3780.993,2021.09 10% safer
Vehicle Crime3,4769.1029,93010.22 12% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18,48548.38166,64156.90 18% safer

Coventry Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39,111102.37-
Wolverhampton29,377119.3014% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coventry

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Recent Crimes in Coventry

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woods PieceUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hob LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Exhall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sherlock RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Hocking RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022BurglaryOn or near Wheelwright LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Public orderOn or near Gielgud WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hob LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Public orderOn or near Garlands CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Winnings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitehorse CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cross RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Basley WayUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022BurglaryOn or near Wheelwright LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Giles RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitehorse CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Coventry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14121713 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.01.50.991.2 Safer
Burglary9754.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8879 Getting worse
Drugs1.21.41.92.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.21.82.0 Getting worse
Other Theft664.77 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.640.820.991.6 Getting worse
Public Order3.74.3710 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.42.41.72.0 Safer
Shoplifting54.83.43.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.770.730.580.99 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime101089 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22273548 Getting worse

Changes In Coventry's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Coventry's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cash's Park1--1-00.59
Coventrians Rugby Football Club9---1256
Holbrooks Park8-3-561.9
Longford Park231625111.8
Naul's Mill Park7-1-516
Pinley Rugby Club----230.68
Red House Park17---1519
Spencer Park7---242.2

Comparing Coventry to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0853% safer
Croydon82.4824% safer
Sheffield91.1012% safer
Bristol93.779% safer
Coventry102.37-
Leicester111.758% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9020% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1725% more dangerous
Bradford145.6030% more dangerous
Leeds153.0633% more dangerous

Crime in Coventry's Neighbourhoods

Central Coventry is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Coventry, followed by Willenhall in second place, and Clifford Park as the third most dangerous area. Coventry's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Allesley Green & Lower Eastern Green, Allesley Park, and Finham Park.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Allesley Green & Lower Eastern Green2724637th
Allesley Park2544338th
Ash Green & Keresley End5426330th
Barras Heath5688124th
Bell Green1,161137Eighth
Binley5826331st
Canley & Westwood Heath95211012th
Cannon Park & University5795833rd
Central Coventry4,064233First
Chapelfields5958323rd
Cheylesmore Daventry Road6136827th
Clifford Park1,277162Third
Copsewood9158422nd
Coundon3435634th
Earl Place & Lime Tree Park4196429th
Eastern Green & Tanyard Farm5366032nd
Finham Park3095336th
Foleshill East1,913157Fourth
Foleshill West1,150147Fifth
Hillfields2,311146Sixth
Holbrooks9319818th
Little Heath88312211th
Longford994123Tenth
Lower Stoke & Gosford Park1,31110214th
Naul's Mill & Bishopsgate Green1,693144Seventh
Radford East7078421st
Radford West71910015th
Ravensdale7859419th
Sherbourne7047226th
Stivichall & Finham4785535th
Stoke Heath1,191128Ninth
Tile Hill96210913th
Walsgrave & Woodway Park8229817th
Whitley & Tollbar End1,0669916th
Whitmore Park5498820th
Whoberley5446728th
Willenhall1,354181Second
Wyken Croft4787925th

Coventry Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Coventry for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourEarl Place & Lime Tree Park (27)Foleshill East (339)
Bicycle TheftBinley (1)Central Coventry (153)
BurglaryFinham Park (5)Naul's Mill & Bishopsgate Green (137)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBinley (28)Willenhall (108)
DrugsAllesley Park (1)Central Coventry (183)
Other CrimeBinley (5)Willenhall (37)
Other TheftEastern Green & Tanyard Farm (15)Central Coventry (309)
Possession of WeaponsCoundon (1)Central Coventry (75)
Public OrderCoundon (18)Central Coventry (463)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Coundon (1)Central Coventry (121)
ShopliftingCoundon (1)Central Coventry (400)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Ash Green & Keresley End (1)Central Coventry (123)
Vehicle CrimeAsh Green & Keresley End (30)Clifford Park (116)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBinley (173)Willenhall (762)

Crime in Coventry During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Coventry change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Coventry saw a 151% increase in drugs. Coventry saw a large fall in bicycle theft during April, when it fell by 72% compared to April in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Coventry's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-13%+107%+109%+24%+8%+13%+24%+51%+86%+64%
Bicycle Theft-57%-72%-70%-39%-59%-46%+5%-10%-6%+17%
Burglary-28%-51%-49%-39%-30%-38%-33%-38%-14%-32%
Criminal Damage and Arson+2%-42%-27%-3%+7%+28%+7%-3%+11%+9%
Drugs-4%-19%+133%+49%+9%-11%+75%+59%+151%+76%
Other Crime+12%+20%+50%+6%+56%+38%+145%+62%+150%+94%
Other Theft-25%-40%-31%-23%-20%-27%-16%-26%-4%-4%
Possession of Weapons-16%-7%+105%-45%-6%+30%+60%+14%-+41%
Public Order+6%+17%+23%+74%+52%+91%+52%+80%+90%+69%
Robbery-66%-68%-35%-20%-26%-18%-14%-28%-33%-10%
Shoplifting-50%-64%-52%-50%-39%-44%-13%+52%+8%+28%
Theft From the Person-45%-71%-61%-52%-32%-+31%+36%-28%-22%
Vehicle Crime+3%-35%-47%-44%-14%-6%-27%-28%-18%-19%
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%-13%+16%+35%+34%+58%+51%+38%+40%+60%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Coventry

What police force serves Coventry?
Coventry's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.

How dangerous is Coventry?
Coventry is the safest city in the West Midlands.

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

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

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