Pershore Crime Overview

Pershore is the most dangerous small town in Worcestershire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pershore in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.2% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pershore is the 320th most dangerous small town, and the 2,137th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Pershore was the worst small town in Worcestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Pershore residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.49 per 1,000 residents. Pershore recorded 13 reports of public order during December 2020, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst small town for public order in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Pershore are violence and sexual offences, with 199 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 3.0% lower than 2019's figure of 205 offences and a difference of 0.74 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Pershore's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Pershore Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Pershore This Year

 PershoreWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14818.2813,04921.9020% safer
Bicycle Theft141.735900.9943% more dangerous
Burglary283.462,5154.2222% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson354.323,9166.5752% safer
Drugs60.741,1791.98168% safer
Other Crime80.996601.1112% safer
Other Theft344.202,7244.579% safer
Possession of Weapons40.493920.6635% safer
Public Order435.312,6224.4017% more dangerous
Robbery50.622670.4527% more dangerous
Shoplifting809.882,9064.8851% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.622040.3445% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime212.592,0353.4232% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19924.5816,60327.8713% safer

Pershore Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warndon20319.57204% safer
Wythall38230.9992% safer
Bewdley42244.8933% safer
Stourport-on-Severn1,07551.6815% safer
Droitwich Spa1,41658.561.7% safer
Pershore48259.54-

Crime Over Time in Pershore

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Pershore Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30283018Safer
Bicycle Theft0.741.42.51.7Getting worse
Burglary53.753.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8584.3Safer
Drugs1.11.41.70.74Safer
Other Crime0.491.20.860.99Getting worse
Other Theft6794.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.490.990.49Safer
Public Order3.54.055Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.490.620.860.62Safer
Shoplifting681010Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.620.490.62Getting worse
Vehicle Crime53.362.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15202525Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Pershore to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pershore59.54-
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Pershore's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pershore48260First

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021