Malvern Crime Overview

Malvern is the second safest medium-sized town in Worcestershire, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Malvern in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Malvern is the 86th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,614th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2017, Malvern had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Malvern are violence and sexual offences, with 906 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 13% lower than 2019's figure of 1,027 offences and a difference of 3.89 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Malvern's least common crime is robbery, with 12 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 17% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

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Crime in Malvern Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Malvern This Year

 MalvernWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour77624.9813,04921.9012% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft321.035900.993.9% more dangerous
Burglary1655.312,5154.2221% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2939.433,9166.5730% more dangerous
Drugs541.741,1791.9814% safer
Other Crime210.686601.1163% safer
Other Theft1725.542,7244.5718% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons160.523920.6627% safer
Public Order1243.992,6224.4010% safer
Robbery120.392670.4515% safer
Shoplifting1946.252,9064.8822% more dangerous
Theft From the Person160.522040.3435% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime732.352,0353.4246% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences90629.1716,60327.874.5% more dangerous

Malvern Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,40356.3719% safer
Malvern2,07866.89-
Evesham2,10574.3110% more dangerous
Kidderminster4,69581.0517% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Malvern

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Malvern Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour43424425Safer
Bicycle Theft0.391.00.871.0Getting worse
Burglary3.64.455Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson119119Safer
Drugs1.31.61.41.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.70.931.00.68Safer
Other Theft6566Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.420.520.52Getting worse
Public Order4.23.24.24.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.060.320.39Getting worse
Shoplifting6866Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.610.580.52Safer
Vehicle Crime3.43.73.32.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26253329Getting worse

Changes In Malvern's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Malvern to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Malvern66.89-
Barnet67.711.2% more dangerous
Coventry77.4114% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Malvern's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Barnard's Green39764Third
Malvern Link56588First
Malvern Pickersleigh54585Second
North Malvern31637Fourth

Malvern Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourNorth Malvern (138)Malvern Pickersleigh (281)
Bicycle TheftNorth Malvern (3)Malvern Pickersleigh (12)
BurglaryNorth Malvern (26)Malvern Pickersleigh (41)
Criminal Damage and ArsonNorth Malvern (42)Malvern Pickersleigh (76)
DrugsMalvern Pickersleigh (9)Malvern Link (16)
Other CrimeNorth Malvern (4)Malvern Pickersleigh (6)
Other TheftNorth Malvern (33)Malvern Link (47)
Possession of WeaponsNorth Malvern (1)Malvern Link (6)
Public OrderNorth Malvern (14)Malvern Link (43)
Robbery (inc. mugging)North Malvern (1)Barnard's Green (5)
ShopliftingNorth Malvern (9)Malvern Link (107)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)North Malvern (2)Malvern Link (7)
Vehicle CrimeMalvern Pickersleigh (11)Malvern Link (25)
Violence and Sexual OffencesNorth Malvern (142)Malvern Pickersleigh (295)

Crime in Malvern During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Malvern change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Malvern saw a 600% increase in bicycle theft. Malvern saw a large fall in drugs during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019. Rates of criminal damage and arson and violence and sexual offences both fell year-on-year for every month during Malvern's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+21%+43%+19%------
Bicycle Theft-75%-+300%-+600%+150%-50%-33%+200%-67%
Burglary--47%+25%-47%+83%+13%-+43%-67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-19%--8%-4%-43%-33%-23%-39%-31%
Drugs--60%+80%-+167%-25%+67%-+20%-83%
Other Crime---50%-50%+100%--50%+100%-50%-
Other Theft+33%-25%-9%-18%-60%-23%-27%+58%-5%-6%
Possession of Weapons-75%---+50%--+200%-67%-50%
Public Order+100%+40%-21%-25%-19%--7%+29%-55%-15%
Robbery+100%-+200%-------
Shoplifting+120%+120%-70%-49%+54%+27%+27%--47%-42%
Theft From the Person+200%-----50%---50%-60%
Vehicle Crime-67%--50%-53%--36%-60%+100%+40%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-20%-5%+4%-24%-27%-31%-24%-7%-19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Malvern

What police force serves Malvern?
Malvern's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.
How dangerous is Malvern?
Malvern is the second safest medium-sized town in Worcestershire.
What is Malvern's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Malvern are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Malvern?
Malvern's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021