Evesham Crime Overview

Evesham is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Worcestershire, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Evesham in 2020 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Evesham is the 97th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,216th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Evesham had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Evesham residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Evesham recorded 44 reports of burglary during April 2019, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst for burglary in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Evesham are violence and sexual offences, with 959 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 1,067 offences and a difference of 3.82 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Evesham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 233% from 2019's figure of 30 crimes.

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Crime in Evesham Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Evesham This Year

 EveshamWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour74326.2313,04921.9017% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft301.065900.997% more dangerous
Burglary1113.922,5154.228% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2007.063,9166.577% more dangerous
Drugs883.111,1791.9836% more dangerous
Other Crime431.526601.1127% more dangerous
Other Theft1736.112,7244.5725% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons250.883920.6625% more dangerous
Public Order1374.842,6224.409% more dangerous
Robbery190.672670.4533% more dangerous
Shoplifting2157.592,9064.8836% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.322040.346% safer
Vehicle Crime963.392,0353.420.88% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences95933.8516,60327.8718% more dangerous

Evesham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,40356.3732% safer
Malvern2,07866.8911% safer
Evesham2,10574.31-
Kidderminster4,69581.058% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Evesham

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Evesham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour46473826Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.51.41.1Safer
Burglary69103.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson99107Safer
Drugs1.71.52.83.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.40.850.921.5Getting worse
Other Theft8886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.850.740.88Getting worse
Public Order53.564.8Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.391.10.810.67Safer
Shoplifting1114148Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.61.10.32Safer
Vehicle Crime5563.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32333834Safer

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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7110% safer
Evesham74.31-
Coventry77.414.0% more dangerous
Croydon83.2211% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8113% more dangerous
Bristol86.2114% more dangerous
Leicester97.4424% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8728% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2831% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1046% more dangerous

Crime in Evesham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Evesham Central965144First
Evesham East35541Fourth
Evesham North & Hampton39658Third
Evesham South38964Second

Evesham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourEvesham East (124)Evesham Central (375)
Bicycle TheftEvesham East (1)Evesham Central (16)
BurglaryEvesham South (14)Evesham Central (44)
Criminal Damage and ArsonEvesham East (33)Evesham Central (96)
DrugsEvesham East (9)Evesham Central (59)
Other CrimeEvesham South (3)Evesham Central (20)
Other TheftEvesham East (38)Evesham Central (55)
Possession of WeaponsEvesham East (3)Evesham Central (13)
Public OrderEvesham East (22)Evesham Central (75)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Evesham South (2)Evesham Central (9)
ShopliftingEvesham East (19)Evesham North & Hampton (78)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Evesham South (2)Evesham Central (4)
Vehicle CrimeEvesham North & Hampton (17)Evesham South (29)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEvesham East (158)Evesham Central (479)

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021