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Crime and Safety in Bewdley

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Bewdley is the second safest small town in Worcestershire, and is the 76th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bewdley in 2021 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 60% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bewdley is the 204th safest small town, and the 4,597th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Bewdley was the worst small town in Worcestershire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Bewdley residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.74 per 1,000 residents. Bewdley recorded 1 report of theft from the person during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bewdley are violence and sexual offences, with 206 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 14% lower than 2020's figure of 234 offences and a difference of 2.98 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Bewdley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Bewdley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Worcestershire

119% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

88% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bewdley is 119% lower than the West Midlands and 88% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bewdley Crime Rate Over Time

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Bewdley Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Bewdley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202141383
202045424
201952488
201845421
201749462
201650467

Crime in Bewdley Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bewdley This Year

 BewdleyWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27729.4720,65334.67 18% safer
Bicycle Theft10.112930.49 345% safer
Burglary171.812,2683.81 110% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson384.043,9366.61 64% safer
Drugs50.531,1251.89 257% safer
Other Crime40.436951.17 172% safer
Other Theft282.983,1295.25 76% safer
Possession of Weapons30.324150.70 119% safer
Public Order404.263,4515.79 36% safer
Robbery20.212570.43 105% safer
Shoplifting252.662,8094.71 77% safer
Vehicle Crime141.492,1393.59 141% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20621.9118,04930.29 38% safer

Bewdley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warndon484.63780% safer
Bewdley38340.74-
Wythall62350.5519% more dangerous
Droitwich Spa1,51062.4535% more dangerous
Stourport-on-Severn1,36065.3838% more dangerous
Pershore58572.2644% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bewdley

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Recent Crimes in Bewdley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Severn Side SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Stourport RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Load StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Shaw Hedge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springhill RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Delamere RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springside PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lyttelton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Welch GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Load StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dog LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Waterloo RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Load StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dog LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dog LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Park DingleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dog LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ingram CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect

Bewdley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28272129 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.53--0.11 Safer
Burglary3.84.81.91.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6674.0 Safer
Drugs0.960.740.530.53 Safer
Other Crime0.641.10.430.43 Safer
Other Theft4.862.63.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.320.530.32No change
Public Order0.962.63.44.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.32-0.110.21 Safer
Shoplifting2.83.52.72.7 Safer
Vehicle Crime551.11.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17212522 Getting worse

Changes In Bewdley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bewdley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bewdley40.74-
Barnet67.0839% more dangerous
Croydon82.4851% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0555% more dangerous
Bristol90.5255% more dangerous
Coventry102.2460% more dangerous
Leicester111.5963% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0667% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2869% more dangerous
Leeds150.9473% 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%+33%-
Shoplifting-50%-75%--+100%-+400%+200%-40%-67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-80%-75%----67%----75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-59%+33%-59%+69%+118%+74%+54%-+18%-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 second 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 bicycle theft.

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