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Crime and Safety in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

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Bromsgrove is the safest medium-sized towns in Worcestershire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bromsgrove in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bromsgrove is the 55th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,411st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Bromsgrove had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for possession of weapons, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Bromsgrove residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Bromsgrove recorded 30 reports of burglary during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.70 the worst for burglary in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bromsgrove are violence and sexual offences, with 1,143 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 1.1% higher than 2020's figure of 1,130 offences and a difference of 0.30 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Bromsgrove's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 13 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 131% from 2020's figure of 30 crimes.

Bromsgrove 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Worcestershire

53% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

31% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bromsgrove is 53% lower than the West Midlands and 31% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bromsgrove Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bromsgrove 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 Bromsgrove

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021582,481
2020602,572
2019642,730
2018642,736
2017682,908
2016582,453

Crime in Bromsgrove Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bromsgrove This Year

 BromsgroveWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,21828.5720,65334.67 21% safer
Bicycle Theft130.302930.49 63% safer
Burglary1734.062,2683.81 6% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2606.103,9366.61 8% safer
Drugs661.551,1251.89 22% safer
Other Crime481.136951.17 3.5% safer
Other Theft1774.153,1295.25 27% safer
Possession of Weapons350.824150.70 15% more dangerous
Public Order2145.023,4515.79 15% safer
Robbery210.492570.43 12% more dangerous
Shoplifting2235.232,8094.71 10% more dangerous
Theft From the Person150.352310.39 11% safer
Vehicle Crime932.182,1393.59 65% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,14326.8118,04930.29 13% safer

Bromsgrove Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,48158.20-
Malvern2,08667.1513% more dangerous
Evesham2,24079.0726% more dangerous
Kidderminster4,81983.1930% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bromsgrove

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Recent Crimes in Bromsgrove

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Francis RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Aston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near New RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Orchard RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Gas SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Richmond RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Charford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cobham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Edwin CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyttleton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Recreation RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parkstone AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gunner LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near A38Offender given penalty notice

Bromsgrove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32282029 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.730.910.700.30 Safer
Burglary6564.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8666 Safer
Drugs1.42.01.81.6 Safer
Other Crime1.21.20.841.1 Getting worse
Other Theft664.14.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.750.750.490.82 Getting worse
Public Order3.04.64.15 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.701.30.680.49 Safer
Shoplifting6565 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.770.330.35 Safer
Vehicle Crime64.33.62.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22252727 Getting 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 2021.

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
Bromsgrove58.20-
Barnet67.0813% more dangerous
Croydon82.4829% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0535% more dangerous
Bristol90.5236% more dangerous
Coventry102.2443% more dangerous
Leicester111.5948% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6455% more dangerous
Bradford132.2856% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Bromsgrove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park73699First
Bromsgrove Charford71084Second
Bromsgrove Sidemoor36149Third
Bromsgrove Stoney Hill21130Sixth
Marlbrook & Lickey End23530Fifth
Rubery West29445Fourth

Bromsgrove Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBromsgrove Stoney Hill (71)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (406)
Bicycle TheftMarlbrook & Lickey End (1)Bromsgrove Sidemoor (4)
BurglaryBromsgrove Stoney Hill (23)Bromsgrove Charford (46)
Criminal Damage and ArsonMarlbrook & Lickey End (22)Bromsgrove Charford (81)
DrugsMarlbrook & Lickey End (2)Bromsgrove Charford (27)
Other CrimeMarlbrook & Lickey End (3)Bromsgrove Sidemoor (15)
Other TheftBromsgrove Stoney Hill (14)Bromsgrove Charford (63)
Possession of WeaponsMarlbrook & Lickey End (2)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (11)
Public OrderMarlbrook & Lickey End (14)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (78)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bromsgrove Sidemoor (2)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (7)
ShopliftingMarlbrook & Lickey End (11)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (96)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Marlbrook & Lickey End (2)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (13)
Vehicle CrimeBromsgrove Stoney Hill (10)Rubery West (34)
Violence and Sexual OffencesMarlbrook & Lickey End (104)Bromsgrove Central & Sanders Park (334)

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 anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 99% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+100%+121%+92%-99%----99%-
Bicycle Theft-75%-80%-67%-67%+67%+100%+67%---
Burglary+28%-+38%-9%-38%+13%--10%+88%-17%
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-41%-57%+22%+80%-22%-24%+36%-47%-33%
Drugs+200%--33%--29%-10%+33%-30%-33%-13%
Other Crime-33%+67%-20%+75%+100%-67%-33%-40%-50%-
Other Theft-14%-67%-42%-75%-69%-68%+43%-32%+46%-36%
Possession of Weapons---25%--50%-25%-50%+50%--
Public Order-50%-27%-25%-18%-13%-48%+18%+7%-16%-17%
Robbery-50%-50%+100%-83%+600%-50%-67%-80%-86%-86%
Shoplifting-28%+19%-39%--70%+33%+64%+54%+82%+13%
Theft From the Person----75%--80%-+33%-50%+100%
Vehicle Crime-17%--58%+71%-50%+50%-62%-27%-23%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%-21%+3%-14%+64%+51%+10%-15%-3%-13%

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 bicycle theft.

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