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Crime and Safety in Droitwich Spa

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Droitwich Spa is the third most dangerous small town in Worcestershire, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Droitwich Spa in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.3% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Droitwich Spa is the 330th most dangerous small town, and the 2,039th 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 820 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 663 offences and a difference of 6.49 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Droitwich Spa's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 133% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Droitwich Spa 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Worcestershire

43% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

22% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Droitwich Spa is 43% lower than the West Midlands and 22% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Droitwich Spa Crime Rate Over Time

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Droitwich Spa Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Droitwich Spa 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 Droitwich Spa

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021621,510
2020591,416
2019621,506
2018601,441
2017601,444
2016571,380

Crime in Droitwich Spa Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Droitwich Spa This Year

 Droitwich SpaWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour82334.0420,65334.67 1.9% safer
Bicycle Theft120.502930.49 2.0% more dangerous
Burglary602.482,2683.81 54% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1787.363,9366.61 10% more dangerous
Drugs321.321,1251.89 43% safer
Other Crime240.996951.17 18% safer
Other Theft702.903,1295.25 81% safer
Possession of Weapons100.414150.70 71% safer
Public Order1094.513,4515.79 28% safer
Robbery70.292570.43 48% safer
Shoplifting984.052,8094.71 16% safer
Theft From the Person30.122310.39 225% safer
Vehicle Crime873.602,1393.59 0.28% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences82033.9118,04930.29 11% more dangerous

Droitwich Spa Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warndon484.631249% safer
Bewdley38340.7453% safer
Wythall62350.5524% safer
Droitwich Spa1,51062.45-
Stourport-on-Severn1,36065.384.5% more dangerous
Pershore58572.2614% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Droitwich Spa

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Recent Crimes in Droitwich Spa

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Andrew'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Pilgrim RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Crofters WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westwood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022RobberyOn or near Manor CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Waveney RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charles Henry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East Park DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Station StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wych RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Priory GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The DaleUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lyttelton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Droitwich Spa Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30282334 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.740.740.790.50 Safer
Burglary3.63.13.32.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10777 Safer
Drugs0.871.22.01.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.871.31.20.99 Safer
Other Theft652.82.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.870.370.41 Safer
Public Order2.84.03.94.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.290.660.450.29 Safer
Shoplifting9764.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.740.540.290.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.93.03.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21272734 Getting worse

Changes In Droitwich Spa's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Droitwich Spa to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Droitwich Spa62.45-
Barnet67.087% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0531% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Droitwich Spa's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Droitwich Spa Central36761Third
Droitwich Spa East37469Second
Droitwich Spa South27637Fourth
Droitwich Spa West & North49393First

Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourDroitwich Spa South (152)Droitwich Spa East (237)
Bicycle TheftDroitwich Spa East (2)Droitwich Spa Central (8)
BurglaryDroitwich Spa Central (12)Droitwich Spa East (19)
Criminal Damage and ArsonDroitwich Spa South (17)Droitwich Spa West & North (65)
DrugsDroitwich Spa South (5)Droitwich Spa Central (11)
Other CrimeDroitwich Spa South (1)Droitwich Spa West & North (11)
Other TheftDroitwich Spa South (13)Droitwich Spa West & North (23)
Possession of WeaponsDroitwich Spa South (1)Droitwich Spa West & North (5)
Public OrderDroitwich Spa South (6)Droitwich Spa West & North (42)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Droitwich Spa South (1)Droitwich Spa East (3)
ShopliftingDroitwich Spa South (18)Droitwich Spa East (44)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Droitwich Spa South (1)Droitwich Spa East (2)
Vehicle CrimeDroitwich Spa Central (18)Droitwich Spa South (33)
Violence and Sexual OffencesDroitwich Spa South (164)Droitwich Spa West & North (285)

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 third 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).

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