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Crime and Safety in Pershore

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Pershore is the most dangerous small town in Worcestershire, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pershore in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pershore is the 231st most dangerous small town, and the 1,442nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Pershore was the worst small town in Worcestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Pershore residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Pershore recorded 8 reports of shoplifting during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.99 the worst small town for shoplifting in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Pershore are violence and sexual offences, with 239 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 199 offences and a difference of 4.94 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Pershore's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 150% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Pershore 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Worcestershire

23% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pershore is 23% lower than the West Midlands and 6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pershore Crime Rate Over Time

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Pershore Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Pershore 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 Pershore

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202172585
202060482
201976617
201857458
201753431
201651410

Crime in Pershore Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Pershore This Year

 PershoreWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28635.3320,65334.67 1.9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.622930.49 21% more dangerous
Burglary425.192,2683.81 27% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson354.323,9366.61 53% safer
Drugs80.991,1251.89 91% safer
Other Crime80.996951.17 18% safer
Other Theft759.263,1295.25 43% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.494150.70 43% safer
Public Order415.063,4515.79 14% safer
Robbery20.252570.43 72% safer
Shoplifting8610.622,8094.71 56% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.252310.39 56% safer
Vehicle Crime384.692,1393.59 23% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences23929.5218,04930.29 2.6% safer

Pershore Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warndon484.631461% safer
Bewdley38340.7477% safer
Wythall62350.5543% safer
Droitwich Spa1,51062.4516% safer
Stourport-on-Severn1,36065.3811% safer
Pershore58572.26-

Crime Over Time in Pershore

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Recent Crimes in Pershore

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Aintree RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near High StreetFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near FairwaysInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RedlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near B4083Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rail GroundUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Broad StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lower Priest LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Betjeman CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Long HedgesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hurst RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Great CalcroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near CornmoreUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lower Priest LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Three Springs RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Pershore Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28301835 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.42.51.70.62 Safer
Burglary3.753.55 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson584.34.3 Safer
Drugs1.41.70.740.99 Safer
Other Crime1.20.860.990.99 Getting worse
Other Theft794.29 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.490.990.490.49 Safer
Public Order4.0555 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.860.620.25 Safer
Shoplifting8101011 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.490.620.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.362.64.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20252530 Getting worse

Changes In Pershore's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Pershore's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Pershore that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Abbey Park--2-240.87

Comparing Pershore to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.088% safer
Pershore72.26-
Croydon82.4812% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0520% more dangerous
Bristol90.5220% more dangerous
Coventry102.2429% more dangerous
Leicester111.5935% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0641% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6444% more dangerous
Bradford132.2845% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Pershore's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pershore58572First

Crime in Pershore During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pershore change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Pershore saw a 500% increase in public order. Pershore saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+84%+88%+29%------
Bicycle Theft--50%--67%+100%--67%---50%
Burglary-33%---+50%-60%+33%+100%-60%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-71%-69%-88%-67%-+25%-40%-33%-33%-50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime--50%--------
Other Theft--+300%-83%-80%-67%-83%-71%-40%-20%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-75%-67%--80%-50%--75%-+500%+333%
Robbery--------67%--
Shoplifting-20%+30%-43%--82%-38%+60%+233%+225%+267%
Theft From the Person----------50%
Vehicle Crime------67%+400%-38%-50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+45%-33%-47%+85%+35%+13%+29%-46%-55%+33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pershore

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

How dangerous is Pershore?
Pershore is the most dangerous small town in Worcestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Pershore?
Pershore's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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