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Crime and Safety in Malvern

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Malvern is the second safest medium-sized town in Worcestershire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Malvern in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.0% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Malvern is the 79th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,714th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Malvern was the worst medium-sized town in Worcestershire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Malvern residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Malvern recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.35 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Malvern are violence and sexual offences, with 1,009 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 906 offences and a difference of 3.31 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Malvern's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 12 crimes.

Malvern 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Worcestershire

33% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

14% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Malvern is 33% lower than the West Midlands and 14% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Malvern Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Malvern 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 Malvern

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021672,086
2020672,078
2019752,315
2018621,941
2017652,010
2016662,063

Crime in Malvern Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Malvern This Year

 MalvernWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,31642.3620,65334.67 18% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft120.392930.49 26% safer
Burglary912.932,2683.81 30% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2698.663,9366.61 24% more dangerous
Drugs421.351,1251.89 40% safer
Other Crime381.226951.17 4.1% more dangerous
Other Theft1484.763,1295.25 10% safer
Possession of Weapons180.584150.70 21% safer
Public Order1675.383,4515.79 8% safer
Robbery60.192570.43 126% safer
Shoplifting1655.312,8094.71 11% more dangerous
Theft From the Person130.422310.39 7% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1083.482,1393.59 3.2% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,00932.4818,04930.29 7% more dangerous

Malvern Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromsgrove2,48158.2015% safer
Malvern2,08667.15-
Evesham2,24079.0715% more dangerous
Kidderminster4,81983.1919% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Malvern

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Recent Crimes in Malvern

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Thirlstane RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sayers AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Jubilee WayFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wilmot RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pickersleigh GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Davenham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hill View RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ford CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lydes RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Princess Margaret AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Betony RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wells RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wren AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hampden RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Coniston CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broads BankUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pickersleigh AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Archer CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Jubilee WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wilmot RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Malvern Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour42442542 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.871.00.39 Safer
Burglary4.4552.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91199 Safer
Drugs1.61.41.71.4 Safer
Other Crime0.931.00.681.2 Getting worse
Other Theft5664.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.520.520.58 Getting worse
Public Order3.24.24.05 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.320.390.19 Safer
Shoplifting8665 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.610.580.520.42 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.32.43.5 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences25332932 Getting worse

Changes In Malvern's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Malvern to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.080.10% safer
Malvern67.15-
Croydon82.4819% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5226% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Malvern's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Barnard's Green32051Third
Malvern Link54184Second
Malvern Pickersleigh61796First
North Malvern37644Fourth

Malvern Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBarnard's Green (147)Malvern Pickersleigh (429)
Bicycle TheftNorth Malvern (2)Malvern Link (6)
BurglaryBarnard's Green (15)Malvern Pickersleigh (25)
Criminal Damage and ArsonNorth Malvern (34)Malvern Pickersleigh (93)
DrugsNorth Malvern (4)Malvern Pickersleigh (15)
Other CrimeBarnard's Green (4)Malvern Pickersleigh (14)
Other TheftNorth Malvern (20)Malvern Link (51)
Possession of WeaponsBarnard's Green (1)Malvern Pickersleigh (7)
Public OrderNorth Malvern (29)Malvern Pickersleigh (57)
Robbery (inc. mugging)North Malvern (2)Malvern Pickersleigh (2)
ShopliftingNorth Malvern (5)Malvern Link (87)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Barnard's Green (1)Malvern Link (3)
Vehicle CrimeBarnard's Green (18)North Malvern (40)
Violence and Sexual OffencesNorth Malvern (204)Malvern Pickersleigh (323)

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).

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