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Crime and Safety in Malvern Wells

Crime in WR14 4JF

We looked at crimes reported within a 100 and 250-metre radius of WR14 4JF.

Summary of Crimes in WR14 4JF

 Within 100 metres of WR14 4JFWithin 250 metres
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Malvern Wells is the 53rd safest villages in Worcestershire, and is the 54th safest overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Malvern Wells in 2021 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 141% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Malvern Wells is the 3,818th safest village, and the 3,920th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Malvern Wells was the worst village in Worcestershire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Malvern Wells residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous village for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Malvern Wells recorded 3 reports of public order during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.92 the worst village for public order in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Malvern Wells are violence and sexual offences, with 35 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 43% higher than 2020's figure of 20 offences and a difference of 4.61 from 2020's crime rate of 6. Malvern Wells's least common crime is shoplifting, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Malvern Wells 2022 Crime Scorecard

53Rd Safest Village

Villages, Worcestershire

230% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

183% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Malvern Wells is 230% lower than the West Midlands and 183% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Malvern Wells Crime Rate Over Time

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Malvern Wells Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Malvern Wells 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 Wells

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212788
20202684
20192996
20183098
20172891
20162891

Crime in Malvern Wells Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Malvern Wells This Year

 Malvern WellsWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour5717.5020,65334.67 98% safer
Burglary133.992,2683.81 4.5% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson72.153,9366.61 207% safer
Drugs30.921,1251.89 105% safer
Other Theft92.763,1295.25 90% safer
Possession of Weapons30.924150.70 24% more dangerous
Public Order61.843,4515.79 215% safer
Shoplifting10.312,8094.71 1419% safer
Theft From the Person20.612310.39 36% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime92.762,1393.59 30% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3510.7518,04930.29 182% safer

Malvern Wells Compared to Nearby Villages)

VillageTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aston Somerville624.4910% safer
Ombersley6125.217% safer
Overbury725.367% safer
Peopleton1525.386% safer
Finstall2026.392.4% safer
Malvern Wells8827.02-
Birtsmorton827.301.0% more dangerous
Shrawley1227.331.1% more dangerous
Whittington3427.441.5% more dangerous
Lickey and Blackwell11627.642.2% more dangerous
Harvington4827.842.9% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Malvern Wells

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Recent Crimes in Malvern Wells

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near OaklandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Wells CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jasmine RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benbow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benbow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near St Peters CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The MoorlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Cambridge CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Benbow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Merebrook CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Claremont CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benbow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benbow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021BurglaryOn or near Grundy'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benbow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Conference/Exhibition CentreInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mulberry DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Malvern Wells Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15111018 Getting worse
Burglary2.54.384.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.42.51.52.2 Safer
Drugs-0.310.920.92 Getting worse
Other Theft52.82.52.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons---0.92 Getting worse
Public Order2.21.50.921.8 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.310.61-0.31 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.611.2-0.61 Safer
Vehicle Crime53.44.92.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1013611 Safer

Changes In Malvern Wells's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Malvern Wells to the UK's Major Cities

VillageCrime RateRate Difference
Malvern Wells27.02-
Barnet67.0860% more dangerous
Croydon82.4867% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0570% more dangerous
Bristol90.5270% more dangerous
Coventry102.2474% more dangerous
Leicester111.5976% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0678% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6479% more dangerous
Bradford132.2880% more dangerous
Leeds150.9482% more dangerous

Crime in Malvern Wells's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Malvern Wells & Priory35945First

Crime in Malvern Wells During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Malvern Wells change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Malvern Wells saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Malvern Wells saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during November, when it fell by 92% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+300%+400%+233%+67%------
Burglary-+100%-----40%+200%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Drugs----------
Other Theft----+100%-----
Vehicle Crime----50%------50%
Violence and Sexual Offences--80%--67%-+100%-33%-33%-92%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Malvern Wells

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

How dangerous is Malvern Wells?
Malvern Wells is the 53rd safest village in Worcestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Malvern Wells?
Malvern Wells's least common crime is shoplifting.

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