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Crime and Safety in Kidderminster, Worcestershire

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Kidderminster is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in Worcestershire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kidderminster in 2021 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kidderminster is the 84th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 978th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Kidderminster had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for burglary, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Kidderminster residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents. Kidderminster recorded 7 reports of possession of weapons during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for possession of weapons in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Kidderminster are violence and sexual offences, with 2,238 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 3.8% higher than 2020's figure of 2,152 offences and a difference of 1.48 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Kidderminster's least common crime is theft from the person, with 39 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 8% from 2020's figure of 36 crimes.

Kidderminster 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Worcestershire

7% lower, regional crime rate

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8% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kidderminster is 7% lower than the West Midlands and 8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kidderminster Crime Rate Over Time

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Kidderminster Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Kidderminster 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 Kidderminster

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021834,819
2020814,689
20191005,780
2018975,631
2017905,186
2016875,014

Crime in Kidderminster Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Kidderminster This Year

 KidderminsterWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,66746.0420,65334.67 25% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft460.792930.49 38% more dangerous
Burglary1732.992,2683.81 27% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5299.133,9366.61 28% more dangerous
Drugs1312.261,1251.89 16% more dangerous
Other Crime921.596951.17 26% more dangerous
Other Theft3576.163,1295.25 15% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons530.914150.70 23% more dangerous
Public Order4517.793,4515.79 26% more dangerous
Robbery430.742570.43 42% more dangerous
Shoplifting4427.632,8094.71 38% more dangerous
Theft From the Person390.672310.39 42% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2253.882,1393.59 7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,23838.6318,04930.29 22% more dangerous

Kidderminster Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,48158.2043% safer
Malvern2,08667.1524% safer
Evesham2,24079.075% safer
Kidderminster4,81983.19-

Crime Over Time in Kidderminster

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Recent Crimes in Kidderminster

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wordsworth CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Betjeman CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Crescent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Longfellow GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northgate CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Borrington GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Yellowhammer CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Garganey CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hardy AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Reservoir RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Cecilia CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near The ChestnutsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wood StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Avill GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whinchat GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sutton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Addenbrooke CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near The Lea CausewayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lister RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Kidderminster Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour48402746 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.80.620.900.79 Safer
Burglary873.83.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111199 Safer
Drugs2.42.12.62.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.31.41.6 Getting worse
Other Theft874.56 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.11.10.950.91 Safer
Public Order4.5668 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.850.670.670.74 Getting worse
Shoplifting151598 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.20.950.620.67 Safer
Vehicle Crime794.03.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33373739 Getting worse

Changes In Kidderminster's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Kidderminster's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George V Playing Field1----01.5
Spennells Park---1-00.30

Comparing Kidderminster to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0824% safer
Croydon82.480.86% safer
Kidderminster83.19-
Sheffield90.058% more dangerous
Bristol90.528% more dangerous
Coventry102.2419% more dangerous
Leicester111.5925% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0632% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6436% more dangerous
Bradford132.2837% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Kidderminster's Neighbourhoods

Kidderminster Town is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Kidderminster, followed by Birchen Coppice in second place, and Habberley as the third most dangerous area. Kidderminster's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Franche, Greenhill, and Spennells & Hoobrook.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Birchen Coppice698115Second
Comberton51861Fourth
Foley Park44859Fifth
Franche31145Seventh
Greenhill28040Eighth
Habberley54383Third
Kidderminster Town1,741204First
Spennells & Hoobrook32350Sixth

Kidderminster Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourGreenhill (114)Kidderminster Town (959)
Bicycle TheftFoley Park (3)Kidderminster Town (21)
BurglaryHabberley (8)Kidderminster Town (53)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSpennells & Hoobrook (24)Birchen Coppice (109)
DrugsFranche (4)Kidderminster Town (58)
Other CrimeGreenhill (5)Kidderminster Town (26)
Other TheftFoley Park (22)Kidderminster Town (115)
Possession of WeaponsGreenhill (1)Kidderminster Town (25)
Public OrderFranche (16)Kidderminster Town (181)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Spennells & Hoobrook (2)Kidderminster Town (17)
ShopliftingFoley Park (3)Kidderminster Town (276)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Greenhill (1)Kidderminster Town (30)
Vehicle CrimeFranche (14)Kidderminster Town (56)
Violence and Sexual OffencesFranche (126)Kidderminster Town (734)

Crime in Kidderminster During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kidderminster change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Kidderminster saw a 1,000% increase in bicycle theft. Kidderminster saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019. Kidderminster saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, other theft, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+78%+88%+24%------
Bicycle Theft+25%+33%-+250%-50%-60%+100%+33%+150%+1,000%
Burglary-65%-56%-26%-77%-46%-40%-30%+4%-11%-40%
Criminal Damage and Arson+13%-39%-46%--27%-20%-19%-22%-21%+37%
Drugs+33%+14%-40%+63%+113%-23%-38%+14%+27%-
Other Crime-40%-+300%+17%-+200%-38%+114%+167%+125%
Other Theft-51%-70%-58%-38%-35%-56%+6%-37%-24%-21%
Possession of Weapons+33%-+20%-33%-27%-86%-40%-38%-63%+200%
Public Order+7%-9%+40%-18%-3%-3%-23%-3%+20%+13%
Robbery--75%-67%-75%+700%-20%+100%+20%+500%-20%
Shoplifting-28%-91%-52%-52%-46%-72%-41%-43%-60%-31%
Theft From the Person+100%--71%---20%+25%-40%-60%-
Vehicle Crime-43%-78%-85%-78%-55%-47%-42%-70%+4%-65%
Violence and Sexual Offences-10%-31%+13%-24%-3%-1%+4%+10%+5%+3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kidderminster

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

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

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

What is the least common crime in Kidderminster?
Kidderminster's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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