Droitwich Spa Crime Overview

Droitwich Spa is the second most dangerous small town in Worcestershire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Droitwich Spa in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.9% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Droitwich Spa is the 339th most dangerous small town, and the 2,213rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2016, Droitwich Spa had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Droitwich Spa are violence and sexual offences, with 663 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 3.3% higher than 2019's figure of 641 offences and a difference of 0.91 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Droitwich Spa's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 86% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Droitwich Spa This Year

 Droitwich SpaWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour55623.0013,04921.904.8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft190.795900.9925% safer
Burglary803.312,5154.2227% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1616.663,9166.571.4% more dangerous
Drugs492.031,1791.982.5% more dangerous
Other Crime281.166601.114.3% more dangerous
Other Theft672.772,7244.5765% safer
Possession of Weapons90.373920.6678% safer
Public Order943.892,6224.4013% safer
Robbery110.452670.450% safer
Shoplifting1566.452,9064.8824% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.292040.3417% safer
Vehicle Crime722.982,0353.4215% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences66327.4216,60327.871.6% safer

Crime in Droitwich Spa Compared To Worcestershire

Droitwich Spa Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warndon20319.57199% safer
Wythall38230.9989% safer
Bewdley42244.8930% safer
Stourport-on-Severn1,07551.6813% safer
Droitwich Spa1,41658.56-
Pershore48259.541.6% more dangerous

Droitwich Spa Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29302823Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.740.740.79Safer
Burglary4.33.63.13.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91077Safer
Drugs1.30.871.22.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.871.31.2Getting worse
Other Theft6652.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.540.870.37Safer
Public Order2.72.84.03.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.290.660.45Getting worse
Shoplifting6976Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.540.740.540.29Safer
Vehicle Crime53.73.93.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23212727Getting worse

Changes In Droitwich Spa's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Droitwich Spa to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Droitwich Spa58.56-
Barnet67.7114% more dangerous
Coventry77.4124% more dangerous
Croydon83.2230% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8132% more dangerous
Bristol86.2132% more dangerous
Leicester97.4440% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8743% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0256% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Droitwich Spa's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Droitwich Spa Central37563Third
Droitwich Spa East35565Second
Droitwich Spa South25935Fourth
Droitwich Spa West & North42781First

Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourDroitwich Spa South (91)Droitwich Spa East (197)
Bicycle TheftDroitwich Spa West & North (1)Droitwich Spa Central (12)
BurglaryDroitwich Spa South (10)Droitwich Spa West & North (28)
Criminal Damage and ArsonDroitwich Spa South (27)Droitwich Spa Central (50)
DrugsDroitwich Spa South (7)Droitwich Spa East (16)
Other CrimeDroitwich Spa East (5)Droitwich Spa Central (9)
Other TheftDroitwich Spa South (10)Droitwich Spa West & North (20)
Possession of WeaponsDroitwich Spa South (2)Droitwich Spa East (5)
Public OrderDroitwich Spa South (11)Droitwich Spa East (35)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Droitwich Spa South (1)Droitwich Spa West & North (5)
ShopliftingDroitwich Spa South (13)Droitwich Spa West & North (54)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Droitwich Spa South (1)Droitwich Spa East (3)
Vehicle CrimeDroitwich Spa Central (11)Droitwich Spa East (20)
Violence and Sexual OffencesDroitwich Spa South (146)Droitwich Spa West & North (215)

Crime in Droitwich Spa During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Droitwich Spa change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Droitwich Spa saw a 700% increase in drugs. Droitwich Spa saw a large fall in bicycle theft during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Droitwich Spa's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+12%+191%+99%+36%------
Bicycle Theft+100%---+100%-+600%-83%--
Burglary-43%-14%-50%-80%+600%-33%-43%+60%-14%+300%
Criminal Damage and Arson+45%-31%-43%-24%--8%+18%-23%+100%-36%
Drugs-+20%+700%+300%-+100%--25%+33%+500%
Other Crime+100%+50%--+200%-50%-50%+100%+33%-50%
Other Theft-33%-60%-14%--53%-22%-56%-25%-56%-64%
Possession of Weapons---75%------50%-
Public Order-47%-25%--21%+40%-65%+100%-+333%-50%
Robbery------50%----
Shoplifting+13%-30%-74%-62%-56%+62%-43%+145%+38%-29%
Theft From the Person------+100%---
Vehicle Crime-17%---81%-50%-77%+67%-60%+50%-44%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-28%+16%-+12%+46%+8%-22%+4%+29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Droitwich Spa

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

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021