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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 22nd safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Coventry in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 13% lower than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coventry is the second safest city, and the 4,700th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Coventry had the worst crime rate in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.01 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Coventry residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.01 per 1,000 residents. Coventry recorded 9 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.02 the worst for criminal damage and arson in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Coventry are violence and sexual offences, with 7,305 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 82% lower than 2020's figure of 13,263 offences and a difference of 15.59 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Coventry's least common crime is theft from the person, with 109 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 104% from 2020's figure of 222 crimes.

Coventry 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Cities, The West Midlands

34% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

82% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Coventry is 34% lower than the West Midlands and 82% lower 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 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 Coventry

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20214015,258
20207829,615
20197528,533
20187327,856
20176524,940
20165822,121

Crime in Coventry Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Coventry This Year

 CoventryWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,6326.8918,6446.37 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1510.408190.28 30% more dangerous
Burglary6551.716,9632.38 39% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,3353.4910,9033.72 7% safer
Drugs4591.203,0731.05 12% more dangerous
Other Crime3440.902,8720.98 9% safer
Other Theft9492.487,4542.55 2.8% safer
Possession of Weapons1840.481,8320.63 31% safer
Public Order1,5123.9613,5274.62 17% safer
Robbery3020.792,7330.93 18% safer
Shoplifting5421.424,7571.62 14% safer
Theft From the Person1090.299760.33 14% safer
Vehicle Crime1,4113.6911,0913.79 2.7% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences7,30519.1264,58922.05 15% safer

Coventry Compared to Nearby Cities)

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry15,25839.93-
Wolverhampton11,26245.7313% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coventry

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Recent Crimes in Coventry

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Synkere CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Towpath CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Exhall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Flude RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near WatersideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Addenbrooke RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hope CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Flude RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coopers MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Beaumont RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Narrowboat CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lauderdale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Carsal CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scholfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Scarman RoadOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Copt Oak CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mercers MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dickens RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Hope CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Coventry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1412167 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.01.50.990.40 Safer
Burglary9751.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8873.5 Safer
Drugs1.21.41.91.2 Safer
Other Crime1.11.21.80.90 Safer
Other Theft664.72.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.810.990.48 Safer
Public Order3.74.374.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.42.41.70.79 Safer
Shoplifting54.83.41.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.770.730.580.29 Safer
Vehicle Crime101083.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22273519 Safer

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
Coventry39.93-
Birmingham49.6019% more dangerous
Barnet67.0840% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0356% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Coventry's Neighbourhoods

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Allesley Green & Lower Eastern Green1152037th
Allesley Park1111938th
Ash Green & Keresley End51360Fourth
Barras Heath2083027th
Bell Green46455Ninth
Binley2042236th
Canley & Westwood Heath3754313th
Cannon Park & University2572631st
Central Coventry1,23871Second
Chapelfields2253125th
Cheylesmore Daventry Road2482728th
Clifford Park44957Sixth
Copsewood3673424th
Coundon1422334th
Earl Place & Lime Tree Park1712630th
Eastern Green & Tanyard Farm2272632nd
Finham Park1412433rd
Foleshill East75962Third
Foleshill West44557Seventh
Hillfields88456Eighth
Holbrooks3914114th
Little Heath3494811th
Longford3894812th
Lower Stoke & Gosford Park5274115th
Naul's Mill & Bishopsgate Green67758Fifth
Radford East2963520th
Radford West2713819th
Ravensdale3394116th
Sherbourne3313423rd
Stivichall & Finham2382729th
Stoke Heath45549Tenth
Tile Hill3544017th
Walsgrave & Woodway Park2893421st
Whitley & Tollbar End4173918th
Whitmore Park2113422nd
Whoberley1842335th
Willenhall57076First
Wyken Croft1813026th

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 (15)Ash Green & Keresley End (222)
Bicycle TheftCopsewood (1)Central Coventry (66)
BurglarySherbourne (3)Naul's Mill & Bishopsgate Green (47)
Criminal Damage and ArsonAllesley Green & Lower Eastern Green (6)Willenhall (61)
DrugsTile Hill (1)Lower Stoke & Gosford Park (48)
Other CrimeChapelfields (1)Willenhall (21)
Other TheftAllesley Park (3)Central Coventry (103)
Possession of WeaponsSherbourne (1)Stoke Heath (14)
Public OrderEarl Place & Lime Tree Park (9)Central Coventry (148)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Binley (1)Hillfields (34)
ShopliftingNaul's Mill & Bishopsgate Green (1)Central Coventry (147)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cannon Park & University (1)Central Coventry (33)
Vehicle CrimeTile Hill (16)Sherbourne (56)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBinley (68)Willenhall (315)

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 159% increase in other crime. 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-14%+107%+108%+22%+8%+13%+24%+52%+86%+64%
Bicycle Theft-57%-72%-70%-39%-59%-46%+5%-10%-6%+17%
Burglary-28%-51%-49%-39%-30%-37%-33%-38%-14%-32%
Criminal Damage and Arson+2%-43%-27%-3%+7%+28%+7%-3%+11%+9%
Drugs-4%-21%+133%+53%+9%-13%+75%+57%+151%+76%
Other Crime+12%+20%+50%+8%+56%+38%+145%+62%+159%+94%
Other Theft-25%-41%-32%-23%-20%-27%-16%-26%-3%-4%
Possession of Weapons-16%-7%+105%-45%-6%+27%+60%+41%+2%+41%
Public Order+6%+17%+23%+73%+52%+90%+52%+80%+90%+69%
Robbery-66%-68%-35%-20%-26%-18%-14%-28%-33%-10%
Shoplifting-50%-64%-52%-50%-38%-44%-13%+52%+8%+28%
Theft From the Person-45%-71%-61%-52%-32%-+31%+36%-28%-22%
Vehicle Crime+3%-35%-47%-45%-14%-6%-27%-28%-18%-20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%-13%+17%+35%+34%+59%+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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