Crime in Worcestershire

Worcestershire is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Worcestershire in 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 28 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Worcestershire's larger towns and cities, Kidderminster is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Worcester, and Evesham comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Worcestershire, starting with Warndon which ranks as the safest area in Worcestershire, followed up by Wythall in second place, and Bewdley in third place.

Crime Map of Worcestershire

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Worcestershire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour13,04921.90
Bicycle Theft5900.99
Burglary2,5154.22
Criminal Damage and Arson3,9166.57
Drugs1,1791.98
Other Crime6601.11
Other Theft2,7244.57
Possession of Weapons3920.66
Public Order2,6224.40
Robbery2670.45
Shoplifting2,9064.88
Theft From the Person2040.34
Vehicle Crime2,0353.42
Violence and Sexual Offences16,60327.87

Worcestershire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Worcestershire
Bewdley4224537% safer
Bromsgrove2,403569% safer
Droitwich Spa1,416594.9% safer
Evesham2,1057417% more dangerous
Kidderminster4,6958124% more dangerous
Malvern2,078678% more dangerous
Pershore482603.2% safer
Redditch5,9197114% more dangerous
Stourport-on-Severn1,0755219% safer
Warndon20320214% safer
Worcester8,2968124% more dangerous
Wythall3823198% safer

Crime Trends in Worcestershire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36353122Safer
Bicycle Theft0.991.10.750.99Getting worse
Burglary7664.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8887Safer
Drugs1.71.51.82.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.11.11.1Safer
Other Theft7764.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.640.730.66Getting worse
Public Order3.83.44.54.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.510.600.45Safer
Shoplifting6774.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.680.840.660.34Safer
Vehicle Crime6553.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24252828Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021