Bromsgrove Crime Overview

Bromsgrove is the safest medium-sized town in Worcestershire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bromsgrove in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bromsgrove is the 56th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,400th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Bromsgrove had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for burglary, with 29 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.68 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2019 was also a bad month for Bromsgrove residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Bromsgrove recorded 58 reports of vehicle crime during December 2015, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst for vehicle crime in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bromsgrove are violence and sexual offences, with 1,061 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 4.3% higher than 2019's figure of 1,015 offences and a difference of 1.08 from 2019's crime rate of 24. Bromsgrove's least common crime is theft from the person, with 13 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 154% from 2019's figure of 33 crimes.

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Crime in Bromsgrove Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bromsgrove This Year

 BromsgroveWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour79718.6913,04921.9017% safer
Bicycle Theft300.705900.9941% safer
Burglary2235.232,5154.2219% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2255.283,9166.5724% safer
Drugs731.711,1791.9816% safer
Other Crime330.776601.1144% safer
Other Theft1683.942,7244.5716% safer
Possession of Weapons190.453920.6647% safer
Public Order1563.662,6224.4020% safer
Robbery250.592670.4524% more dangerous
Shoplifting2375.562,9064.8812% more dangerous
Theft From the Person130.302040.3413% safer
Vehicle Crime1403.282,0353.424.3% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,06124.8916,60327.8712% safer

Bromsgrove Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,40356.37-
Malvern2,07866.8916% more dangerous
Evesham2,10574.3124% more dangerous
Kidderminster4,69581.0530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bromsgrove

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Bromsgrove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33302719Safer
Bicycle Theft0.610.730.870.70Safer
Burglary664.55Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9865Safer
Drugs1.81.31.91.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.891.21.20.77Safer
Other Theft6663.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.750.700.700.45Safer
Public Order3.12.84.33.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.611.20.59Safer
Shoplifting4.3656Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.700.960.770.30Safer
Vehicle Crime4.453.83.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22212425Getting worse

Changes In Bromsgrove's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bromsgrove's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bromsgrove that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George Recreation Ground--1-512.3
Queen Elizabeth II Field6---62711
Sanders Park-12-440.74

Comparing Bromsgrove to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove56.37-
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4127% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Bromsgrove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park70094First
Bromsgrove Charford74588Second
Bromsgrove Sidemoor44661Third
Bromsgrove Stoney Hill17725Sixth
Marlbrook & Lickey End27636Fifth
Rubery West27742Fourth

Bromsgrove Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBromsgrove Stoney Hill (56)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (257)
Bicycle TheftBromsgrove Sidemoor (2)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (14)
BurglaryBromsgrove Stoney Hill (23)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (68)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBromsgrove Stoney Hill (12)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (66)
DrugsBromsgrove Stoney Hill (5)Bromsgrove Charford (27)
Other CrimeBromsgrove Stoney Hill (2)Bromsgrove Charford (13)
Other TheftBromsgrove Stoney Hill (8)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (61)
Possession of WeaponsBromsgrove Stoney Hill (1)Bromsgrove Charford (6)
Public OrderBromsgrove Stoney Hill (14)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (50)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Marlbrook & Lickey End (1)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (10)
ShopliftingMarlbrook & Lickey End (7)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (86)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bromsgrove Charford (1)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (9)
Vehicle CrimeRubery West (21)Bromsgrove Charford (34)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBromsgrove Stoney Hill (83)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (284)

Crime in Bromsgrove During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bromsgrove change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Bromsgrove saw a 600% increase in robbery. Bromsgrove saw a large fall in robbery during December, when it fell by 86% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-3%+94%+121%+85%------
Bicycle Theft-67%-80%-67%-67%+150%+100%+67%---
Burglary+31%+9%+38%--50%+25%--26%+93%+13%
Criminal Damage and Arson-53%-35%-57%+23%+85%-17%-17%+29%-56%-43%
Drugs+200%-20%-33%--29%-+33%-44%-56%-
Other Crime-33%+67%-20%+50%+100%-67%-20%-40%-50%-
Other Theft-15%-65%-46%-74%-71%-71%+67%-33%+46%-45%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-25%-+50%-50%-
Public Order-47%-27%-8%-29%--46%+13%+25%-22%-44%
Robbery-75%-33%+100%-80%+600%-50%--80%-83%-86%
Shoplifting-11%+13%-36%--70%+27%+77%+38%+76%-
Theft From the Person----75%---+33%-50%+100%
Vehicle Crime+36%--50%+100%-71%+57%-65%-25%-23%-22%
Violence and Sexual Offences-28%-21%+4%-11%+68%+39%+12%-16%-5%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bromsgrove

What police force serves Bromsgrove?
Bromsgrove's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.
How dangerous is Bromsgrove?
Bromsgrove is the safest medium-sized town in Worcestershire.
What is Bromsgrove's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bromsgrove are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bromsgrove?
Bromsgrove's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021