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.
Medium-Sized Towns, Worcestershire
7% lower, regional crime rate
8% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||2,667||46.04||20,653||34.67||25% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||46||0.79||293||0.49||38% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||529||9.13||3,936||6.61||28% more dangerous|
|Drugs||131||2.26||1,125||1.89||16% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||92||1.59||695||1.17||26% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||357||6.16||3,129||5.25||15% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||53||0.91||415||0.70||23% more dangerous|
|Public Order||451||7.79||3,451||5.79||26% more dangerous|
|Robbery||43||0.74||257||0.43||42% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||442||7.63||2,809||4.71||38% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||39||0.67||231||0.39||42% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||225||3.88||2,139||3.59||7% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,238||38.63||18,049||30.29||22% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Wordsworth Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Betjeman Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Crescent Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Longfellow Green||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Northgate Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Borrington Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Mill Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Yellowhammer Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Garganey Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Hardy Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Reservoir Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near St Cecilia Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near The Chestnuts||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Wood Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Avill Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Whinchat Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Sutton Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Addenbrooke Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near The Lea Causeway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lister Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||48||40||27||46||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||11||9||9||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.3||1.3||1.4||1.6||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.1||1.1||0.95||0.91||Safer|
|Public Order||4.5||6||6||8||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.85||0.67||0.67||0.74||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.2||0.95||0.62||0.67||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||33||37||37||39||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Kidderminster that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|King George V Playing Field||1||-||-||-||-||0||1.5|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Sheffield||90.05||8% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||8% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||19% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||25% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||32% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||36% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||37% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||45% more dangerous|
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.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Spennells & Hoobrook||323||50||Sixth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Kidderminster for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Greenhill (114)||Kidderminster Town (959)|
|Bicycle Theft||Foley Park (3)||Kidderminster Town (21)|
|Burglary||Habberley (8)||Kidderminster Town (53)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Spennells & Hoobrook (24)||Birchen Coppice (109)|
|Drugs||Franche (4)||Kidderminster Town (58)|
|Other Crime||Greenhill (5)||Kidderminster Town (26)|
|Other Theft||Foley Park (22)||Kidderminster Town (115)|
|Possession of Weapons||Greenhill (1)||Kidderminster Town (25)|
|Public Order||Franche (16)||Kidderminster Town (181)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Spennells & Hoobrook (2)||Kidderminster Town (17)|
|Shoplifting||Foley Park (3)||Kidderminster Town (276)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Greenhill (1)||Kidderminster Town (30)|
|Vehicle Crime||Franche (14)||Kidderminster Town (56)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Franche (126)||Kidderminster Town (734)|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+13%||-39%||-46%||-||-27%||-20%||-19%||-22%||-21%||+37%|
|Possession of Weapons||+33%||-||+20%||-33%||-27%||-86%||-40%||-38%||-63%||+200%|
|Theft From the Person||+100%||-||-71%||-||-||-20%||+25%||-40%||-60%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-10%||-31%||+13%||-24%||-3%||-1%||+4%||+10%||+5%||+3%|