Bewdley Crime Overview

Bewdley is the third safest small town in Worcestershire, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bewdley in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bewdley is the 319th safest small town, and the 3,654th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Bewdley was the worst small town in Worcestershire for other crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Bewdley residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Bewdley recorded 1 report of robbery during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for robbery in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bewdley are violence and sexual offences, with 233 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 191 offences and a difference of 4.47 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Bewdley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Bewdley Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bewdley This Year

 BewdleyWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19921.1713,04921.903.4% safer
Burglary181.912,5154.22121% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson626.603,9166.570.45% more dangerous
Drugs50.531,1791.98274% safer
Other Crime40.436601.11158% safer
Other Theft242.552,7244.5779% safer
Possession of Weapons50.533920.6625% safer
Public Order313.302,6224.4033% safer
Robbery10.112670.45309% safer
Shoplifting252.662,9064.8883% safer
Theft From the Person40.432040.3421% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime101.062,0353.42223% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23324.7916,60327.8712% safer

Bewdley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warndon20319.57129% safer
Wythall38230.9945% safer
Bewdley42244.89-
Stourport-on-Severn1,07551.6813% more dangerous
Droitwich Spa1,41658.5623% more dangerous
Pershore48259.5425% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bewdley

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Bewdley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33282721Safer
Burglary4.63.84.81.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5667Getting worse
Drugs1.40.960.740.53Safer
Other Crime1.30.641.10.43Safer
Other Theft74.862.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.430.320.53Getting worse
Public Order2.40.962.63.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.32-0.11Safer
Shoplifting3.12.83.52.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.530.430.43Safer
Vehicle Crime4.9551.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19172025Getting worse

Changes In Bewdley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bewdley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bewdley44.89-
Barnet67.7134% more dangerous
Coventry77.4142% more dangerous
Croydon83.2246% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8148% more dangerous
Bristol86.2148% more dangerous
Leicester97.4454% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8756% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2858% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Bewdley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bewdley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Bewdley saw a 400% increase in shoplifting. Bewdley saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 90% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-23%+117%+135%+161%------
Burglary+100%-88%--80%--70%-60%+100%+300%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-90%+200%-+200%-+167%-17%+20%-67%-13%
Drugs----------
Other Crime---------50%-
Other Theft--60%-73%--83%-57%--40%+100%-67%
Public Order--67%---+67%--25%--
Shoplifting-50%-75%--+100%-+400%+200%-40%-67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-80%-75%----67%----75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-59%+22%-59%+69%+118%+74%+54%-+30%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bewdley

What police force serves Bewdley?
Bewdley's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.
How dangerous is Bewdley?
Bewdley is the third safest small town in Worcestershire.
What is Bewdley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bewdley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bewdley?
Bewdley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021