Redditch Crime Overview

Redditch is the safest major town in Worcestershire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 198 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redditch in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redditch is the 41st safest major town, and the 1,353rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Redditch had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for burglary, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Redditch residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Redditch recorded 6 reports of possession of weapons during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst for possession of weapons in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Redditch are violence and sexual offences, with 2,890 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 2.8% lower than 2019's figure of 2,970 offences and a difference of 0.96 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Redditch's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 41 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 32% from 2019's figure of 54 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Redditch This Year

 RedditchWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,99123.9913,04921.909% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft410.495900.99102% safer
Burglary2523.042,5154.2239% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5616.763,9166.572.8% more dangerous
Drugs1942.341,1791.9815% more dangerous
Other Crime1061.286601.1113% more dangerous
Other Theft4245.112,7244.5711% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons740.893920.6626% more dangerous
Public Order4415.312,6224.4017% more dangerous
Robbery510.612670.4526% more dangerous
Shoplifting5326.412,9064.8824% more dangerous
Theft From the Person450.542040.3437% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3083.712,0353.428% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,89034.8216,60327.8720% more dangerous

Crime in Redditch Compared To Worcestershire

Redditch Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Redditch5,91971.30-
Worcester8,29680.7112% more dangerous

Redditch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40383424Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.00.650.49Safer
Burglary4.85.04.73.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10887Safer
Drugs1.71.41.82.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.01.11.3Getting worse
Other Theft7775Safer
Possession of Weapons0.730.901.20.89Safer
Public Order4.94.455Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.710.610.960.61Safer
Shoplifting7886Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.921.00.800.54Safer
Vehicle Crime74.44.83.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31323635Getting worse

Changes In Redditch's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Redditch to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.715% safer
Redditch71.30-
Coventry77.418% more dangerous
Croydon83.2214% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8117% more dangerous
Bristol86.2117% more dangerous
Leicester97.4427% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8731% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2834% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Redditch's Neighbourhoods

Redditch Town & Abbeydale is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Redditch, followed by Church Hill South in second place, and Greenlands as the third most dangerous area. Redditch's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Crabbs Cross, Southcrest, and Webheath.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Batchley & Brockhill63172Fourth
Church Hill South572106Second
Crabbs Cross23033Eighth
Greenlands48873Third
Matchborough & Park Farm50471Fifth
Oakenshaw38368Sixth
Redditch Town & Abbeydale1,315182First
Southcrest41163Seventh
Webheath16423Ninth

Redditch Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCrabbs Cross (91)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (440)
Bicycle TheftOakenshaw (1)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (13)
BurglaryWebheath (10)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (40)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWebheath (16)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (109)
DrugsWebheath (4)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (43)
Other CrimeMatchborough & Park Farm (4)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (19)
Other TheftWebheath (7)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (76)
Possession of WeaponsCrabbs Cross (2)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (18)
Public OrderWebheath (12)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (136)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Matchborough & Park Farm (1)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (17)
ShopliftingWebheath (4)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (166)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Batchley & Brockhill (1)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (23)
Vehicle CrimeWebheath (11)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (51)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWebheath (80)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (604)

Crime in Redditch During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Redditch change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Redditch saw a 200% increase in drugs. Redditch saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 100% compared to July in 2019. Rates of other theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Redditch's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+34%+109%+111%+52%-100%-100%-100%--99%-
Bicycle Theft-40%-75%+150%-45%-17%--20%-25%-40%+50%
Burglary-12%+14%-61%-63%-52%-27%+47%-61%-30%-58%
Criminal Damage and Arson+8%-46%-25%-24%+8%-2%-5%-31%-29%-30%
Drugs-8%+38%+90%+200%+82%-63%+55%+44%-9%+83%
Other Crime-50%+75%+44%+40%-36%-33%+120%+140%+100%-38%
Other Theft-15%-64%-60%-43%-39%-29%-6%+10%-48%-55%
Possession of Weapons-73%-50%-75%-+50%+33%-50%-20%+11%+200%
Public Order-4%-26%+50%+90%+5%-31%-24%-12%-14%+11%
Robbery--80%+50%-38%-78%-71%+100%--85%-
Shoplifting+38%-48%-25%-62%-42%-37%+69%+8%-38%-48%
Theft From the Person-17%-60%--40%-70%-50%+50%-20%+25%-57%
Vehicle Crime-9%-57%-57%-50%-47%-36%-3%-33%+21%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%-40%+19%-6%+2%-23%+17%+3%+7%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Redditch

What police force serves Redditch?
Redditch's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.
How dangerous is Redditch?
Redditch is the safest major town in Worcestershire.
What is Redditch's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Redditch are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Redditch?
Redditch's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021