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Crime and Safety in Redditch

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Redditch is the safest major towns in Worcestershire, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redditch in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 5.0% higher than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redditch is the 28th safest major town, and the 1,630th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Redditch had the worst crime rate in Worcestershire for other crime, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Redditch residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Redditch recorded 24 reports of drugs during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst for drugs in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Redditch are violence and sexual offences, with 2,882 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 0.17% lower than 2020's figure of 2,887 offences and a difference of 0.06 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Redditch's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 34 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 21% from 2020's figure of 41 crimes.

Redditch 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Major Towns, Worcestershire

30% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

12% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Redditch is 30% lower than the West Midlands and 12% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Redditch Crime Rate Over Time

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Redditch Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Redditch 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 Redditch

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021695,688
2020715,905
2019816,696
2018766,275
2017786,471
2016685,629

Crime in Redditch Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Redditch This Year

 RedditchWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,89334.8520,65334.67 0.52% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft340.412930.49 20% safer
Burglary1882.262,2683.81 69% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5116.163,9366.61 7% safer
Drugs2022.431,1251.89 22% more dangerous
Other Crime1261.526951.17 23% more dangerous
Other Theft4074.903,1295.25 7% safer
Possession of Weapons520.634150.70 11% safer
Public Order5446.553,4515.79 12% more dangerous
Robbery430.522570.43 17% more dangerous
Shoplifting4004.822,8094.71 2.3% more dangerous
Theft From the Person430.522310.39 25% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2563.082,1393.59 17% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,88234.7218,04930.29 13% more dangerous

Redditch Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Redditch5,68868.52-
Worcester9,31890.6524% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redditch

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Recent Crimes in Redditch

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Latchford CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Corner LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Deans CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other theftOn or near Windsor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Walton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Forge Mill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Vernon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near High Trees CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Pipers RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Herbert StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paddock LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dinmore CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxhill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Redditch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38342435 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.650.490.41 Safer
Burglary4.94.63.02.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8876 Safer
Drugs1.41.82.32.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.11.31.5 Getting worse
Other Theft7754.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.901.20.880.63 Safer
Public Order4.4557 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.610.960.610.52 Safer
Shoplifting8864.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.800.540.52 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.44.83.73.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32363535 Getting worse

Changes In Redditch's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Redditch's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Terry Memorial Playing Field----100.26

Comparing Redditch to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.082.1% safer
Redditch68.52-
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0524% more dangerous
Bristol90.5224% more dangerous
Coventry102.2433% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% 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 & Brockhill58667Fifth
Church Hill South51996Second
Crabbs Cross21130Eighth
Greenlands53480Third
Matchborough & Park Farm51172Fourth
Oakenshaw35062Sixth
Redditch Town & Abbeydale1,355188First
Southcrest39961Seventh
Webheath16123Ninth

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 (81)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (715)
Bicycle TheftMatchborough & Park Farm (1)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (15)
BurglaryWebheath (6)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (31)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWebheath (12)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (98)
DrugsWebheath (3)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (70)
Other CrimeWebheath (5)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (37)
Other TheftWebheath (11)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (77)
Possession of WeaponsWebheath (1)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (16)
Public OrderWebheath (13)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (154)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Webheath (2)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (11)
ShopliftingWebheath (1)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (163)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Crabbs Cross (1)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (20)
Vehicle CrimeBatchley & Brockhill (11)Matchborough & Park Farm (56)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWebheath (91)Redditch Town & Abbeydale (628)

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+35%+109%+111%+53%-100%-100%-100%--99%-
Bicycle Theft-40%-75%+150%-45%-17%--20%-25%-40%+50%
Burglary-12%+33%-60%-66%-52%-27%+47%-60%-30%-57%
Criminal Damage and Arson+8%-46%-25%-24%+8%-2%-5%-31%-29%-30%
Drugs-8%+38%+90%+200%+82%-63%+55%+44%-14%+83%
Other Crime-50%+75%+33%+40%-36%-33%+120%+140%+100%-38%
Other Theft-15%-67%-60%-43%-39%-29%-6%+7%-48%-55%
Possession of Weapons-73%-50%-75%-+50%+33%-50%-20%-+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%-56%-57%-50%-50%-42%-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.

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