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Crime and Safety in Evesham

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Evesham is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Worcestershire, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Evesham in 2021 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Evesham is the 95th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,136th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2019, Evesham had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for burglary, with 44 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2019 was also a bad month for Evesham residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for shoplifting, recording 73 crimes at a rate of 2.6 per 1,000 residents. Evesham recorded 7 reports of robbery during June 2018, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst for robbery in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Evesham are violence and sexual offences, with 1,040 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 959 offences and a difference of 2.86 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Evesham's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 18 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 30 crimes.

Evesham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Worcestershire

13% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

3.3% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Evesham is 13% lower than the West Midlands and 3.3% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Evesham Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Evesham 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 Evesham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021792,240
2020742,105
20191002,827
2018892,523
2017822,325
2016712,001

Crime in Evesham Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Evesham This Year

 EveshamWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,13139.9320,65334.67 13% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft180.642930.49 23% more dangerous
Burglary1013.572,2683.81 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2227.843,9366.61 16% more dangerous
Drugs842.971,1251.89 36% more dangerous
Other Crime401.416951.17 17% more dangerous
Other Theft1786.283,1295.25 16% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons351.244150.70 44% more dangerous
Public Order2167.623,4515.79 24% more dangerous
Robbery190.672570.43 36% more dangerous
Shoplifting1946.852,8094.71 31% more dangerous
Theft From the Person180.642310.39 39% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime752.652,1393.59 35% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,04036.7118,04930.29 17% more dangerous

Evesham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,48158.2036% safer
Malvern2,08667.1518% safer
Evesham2,24079.07-
Kidderminster4,81983.195.0% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Evesham

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Recent Crimes in Evesham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Martin AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Littleworth StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Maple CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Fairfield PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mortimers QuayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Laurel AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near The LinkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Corn Mill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Fairfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Fountain CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Summerfield GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Badsey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Martin AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbey MewsUnable to prosecute suspect

Evesham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour47382640 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.41.10.64 Safer
Burglary9103.93.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91078 Safer
Drugs1.52.83.13.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.850.921.51.4 Getting worse
Other Theft8866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.850.740.881.2 Getting worse
Public Order3.564.88 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.10.810.670.67 Safer
Shoplifting141487 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.61.10.320.64 Safer
Vehicle Crime563.42.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33383437 Getting worse

Changes In Evesham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Evesham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Evesham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Abbey Park8541923.5
Corporation Meadow4---313.2

Comparing Evesham to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0818% safer
Evesham79.07-
Croydon82.484.1% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0512% more dangerous
Bristol90.5213% more dangerous
Coventry102.2423% more dangerous
Leicester111.5929% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0636% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6439% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9448% more dangerous

Crime in Evesham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Evesham Central1,021152First
Evesham East37243Fourth
Evesham North & Hampton42462Third
Evesham South42369Second

Evesham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourEvesham East (202)Evesham Central (527)
Bicycle TheftEvesham East (2)Evesham South (7)
BurglaryEvesham South (14)Evesham Central (38)
Criminal Damage and ArsonEvesham South (34)Evesham Central (101)
DrugsEvesham North & Hampton (6)Evesham Central (54)
Other CrimeEvesham South (4)Evesham Central (13)
Other TheftEvesham East (35)Evesham Central (81)
Possession of WeaponsEvesham East (3)Evesham Central (19)
Public OrderEvesham East (25)Evesham Central (114)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Evesham North & Hampton (1)Evesham Central (13)
ShopliftingEvesham East (20)Evesham Central (69)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Evesham East (1)Evesham Central (10)
Vehicle CrimeEvesham East (19)Evesham Central (22)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEvesham East (160)Evesham Central (480)

Crime in Evesham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Evesham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Evesham saw a 550% increase in drugs. Evesham saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 84% compared to April in 2019. Evesham saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including criminal damage and arson, public order, and shoplifting.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+118%+70%+46%------
Bicycle Theft-33%-25%---33%+100%-+75%--80%
Burglary-75%-84%-78%-45%-38%-71%-38%-17%-55%-65%
Criminal Damage and Arson-5%-46%-33%-50%-59%+10%-40%-21%-37%-60%
Drugs-36%+100%+550%+20%+71%+33%-50%-77%+38%-17%
Other Crime-+200%---50%+150%-+67%+300%-
Other Theft+13%-8%-11%-44%-7%-29%-45%+7%-55%-17%
Possession of Weapons--60%+300%+100%+200%---80%--
Public Order-53%-53%-14%-15%-7%-42%-58%--7%-71%
Robbery--50%-----75%-50%--
Shoplifting-38%-58%-41%-23%--41%-28%-48%-61%-66%
Theft From the Person--33%----33%-50%--83%-
Vehicle Crime+9%-73%-63%--23%+9%-53%-53%-18%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+11%-8%-10%-17%+1%+22%-24%-39%-14%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Evesham

What police force serves Evesham?
Evesham's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.

How dangerous is Evesham?
Evesham is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Worcestershire.

What is Evesham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Evesham are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Evesham?
Evesham's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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