Kidderminster Crime Overview

Kidderminster is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Worcestershire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kidderminster in 2020 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kidderminster is the 82nd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 956th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Kidderminster had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for bicycle theft, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Kidderminster residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 43 crimes at a rate of 0.74 per 1,000 residents. Kidderminster recorded 10 reports of possession of weapons during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst for possession of weapons in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Kidderminster are violence and sexual offences, with 2,154 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 0.70% lower than 2019's figure of 2,169 offences and a difference of 0.26 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Kidderminster's least common crime is theft from the person, with 36 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 53% from 2019's figure of 55 crimes.

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Crime in Kidderminster Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Kidderminster This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,56427.0013,04921.9019% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft520.905900.9910% safer
Burglary2253.882,5154.229% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5269.083,9166.5728% more dangerous
Drugs1502.591,1791.9824% more dangerous
Other Crime831.436601.1122% more dangerous
Other Theft2634.542,7244.570.66% safer
Possession of Weapons550.953920.6631% more dangerous
Public Order3556.132,6224.4028% more dangerous
Robbery390.672670.4533% more dangerous
Shoplifting5239.032,9064.8846% more dangerous
Theft From the Person360.622040.3445% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2344.042,0353.4215% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,15437.1816,60327.8725% more dangerous

Kidderminster Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,40356.3744% safer
Malvern2,07866.8921% safer
Evesham2,10574.319% safer

Crime Over Time in Kidderminster

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Kidderminster Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour49484127Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.80.620.90Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1111119Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft8874.5Safer
Possession of Weapons1.
Public Order4.34.566Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.850.670.67Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.741.20.950.62Safer
Vehicle Crime8894.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32343737Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7120% safer
Coventry77.414.7% safer
Croydon83.222.6% more dangerous
Sheffield85.816% more dangerous
Bristol86.216% more dangerous
Leicester97.4417% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8721% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2824% more dangerous
Bradford133.0239% more dangerous
Leeds137.1041% 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 Coppice704116Second
Foley Park42156Fifth
Kidderminster Town1,707200First
Spennells & Hoobrook29446Sixth

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 (55)Kidderminster Town (574)
Bicycle TheftGreenhill (1)Kidderminster Town (17)
BurglaryFranche (16)Kidderminster Town (61)
Criminal Damage and ArsonFranche (29)Birchen Coppice (101)
DrugsFranche (5)Kidderminster Town (56)
Other CrimeFranche (3)Kidderminster Town (28)
Other TheftComberton (17)Kidderminster Town (104)
Possession of WeaponsFoley Park (1)Kidderminster Town (31)
Public OrderGreenhill (15)Kidderminster Town (143)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Comberton (1)Kidderminster Town (18)
ShopliftingComberton (1)Kidderminster Town (361)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Greenhill (1)Kidderminster Town (25)
Vehicle CrimeFranche (12)Kidderminster Town (67)
Violence and Sexual OffencesFranche (108)Kidderminster Town (677)

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-6%+78%+88%+24%------
Bicycle Theft+25%+33%-+250%-50%-60%+100%+33%+150%+1,000%
Criminal Damage and Arson+13%-39%-46%--27%-20%-19%-22%-21%+37%
Other Crime-40%-+350%+17%-+200%-38%+88%+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%+24%+13%
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%-2%+3%+9%+4%+4%

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021