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Crime and Safety in Wythall

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Wythall is the third safest small towns in Worcestershire, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Worcestershire's 195 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wythall in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Worcestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 29% lower than the Worcestershire rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wythall is the 339th safest small town, and the 3,208th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Wythall was the worst small town in Worcestershire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.81 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Wythall residents, when it was Worcestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 25 crimes at a rate of 2.0 per 1,000 residents. Wythall recorded 1 report of drugs during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for drugs in Worcestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Wythall are violence and sexual offences, with 224 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 178 offences and a difference of 3.73 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Wythall's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Wythall 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Worcestershire

76% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

51% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wythall is 76% lower than the West Midlands and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wythall Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Wythall 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 Wythall

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151623
202045555
201949609
201855674
201754661
201644540

Crime in Wythall Compared To Worcestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Wythall This Year

 WythallWorcestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31025.1520,65334.67 38% safer
Bicycle Theft80.652930.49 25% more dangerous
Burglary715.762,2683.81 34% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1048.443,9366.61 22% more dangerous
Drugs70.571,1251.89 232% safer
Other Crime80.656951.17 80% safer
Other Theft433.493,1295.25 50% safer
Possession of Weapons20.164150.70 338% safer
Public Order373.003,4515.79 93% safer
Robbery161.302570.43 67% more dangerous
Shoplifting302.432,8094.71 94% safer
Theft From the Person10.082310.39 388% safer
Vehicle Crime725.842,1393.59 39% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences22418.1718,04930.29 67% safer

Wythall Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warndon484.63992% safer
Bewdley38340.7424% safer
Wythall62350.55-
Droitwich Spa1,51062.4519% more dangerous
Stourport-on-Severn1,36065.3823% more dangerous
Pershore58572.2630% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wythall

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Recent Crimes in Wythall

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The InnageInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Paddocks RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hollywood GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fords RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Heycott GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hollywood GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Middle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Drawbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alfreda AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lee RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near The HurstInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Chapel DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barkers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paddocks RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near May Farm CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wythall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17151225 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.080.320.080.65 Getting worse
Burglary11886 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6558 Getting worse
Drugs0.971.21.20.57 Safer
Other Crime1.80.491.00.65 Safer
Other Theft653.63.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.240.730.16 Safer
Public Order2.12.62.43.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.810.651.3 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.62.71.42.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.240.160.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime10966 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13141418 Getting worse

Changes In Wythall's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Wythall's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
West Heath United Football Ground-----42.0

Comparing Wythall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wythall50.55-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5244% more dangerous
Coventry102.2451% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Wythall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wythall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Wythall saw a 750% increase in criminal damage and arson. Wythall saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 90% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%+50%+200%+133%------
Burglary+50%-83%-90%+100%+25%+129%--56%-50%+18%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-71%+300%-+167%-56%-25%-25%+750%+20%
Drugs+200%---67%---80%--67%-
Other Crime---50%-------
Other Theft-80%-67%--67%--60%+167%-50%+67%+50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+67%-33%--80%+50%-+33%-25%-33%+50%
Robbery--+100%-+100%--67%---
Shoplifting-67%-50%-50%--50%-83%--20%--50%
Vehicle Crime-17%-75%-78%-56%-13%-67%+71%+175%+43%-13%
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%-18%+27%+67%-29%--21%+14%-13%+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wythall

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

How dangerous is Wythall?
Wythall is the third safest small town in Worcestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Wythall?
Wythall's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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