Crime in South Worcestershire compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in South Worcestershire was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. South Worcestershire lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 70.54
Most Similar Group average 62.84
Lower bound 55.97
Area Crime rate
Tewkesbury 39.53
South Kesteven 45.56
Lewes 50.25
Fylde 53.93
Wyre 59.77
Hinckley & Bosworth 60.04
Stafford 60.74
North West Leicestershire 60.82
Somerset 68.17
South Worcestershire 68.46
North Somerset 68.60
Cheshire East 75.16
Rugby 75.17
Epping Forest 76.09
Cheshire West 80.27

(Source: ONS)

Crime in South Worcestershire compared with crime in the West Mercia force area

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in South Worcestershire was higher than average for the West Mercia force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 67.01
Shropshire 53.22
Herefordshire 56.04
South Worcestershire 68.46
North Worcestershire 74.91
Telford & Wrekin 88.57

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in South Worcestershire and in the West Mercia force area

In the quarter ending March 2018, crime rates were:

  • down in South Worcestershire
  • down in the West Mercia force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date South Worcestershire Most Similar Group average West Mercia South Worcestershire
March 2015 10.65 12.22 13.23
June 2015 12.23 14.77 15.35
September 2015 12.35 14.56 14.93
December 2015 12.09 14.21 14.79
March 2016 12.05 14.13 14.37
June 2016 13.44 15.37 16.84
September 2016 14.25 16.39 18.20
December 2016 14.24 16.38 17.89
March 2017 13.96 16.15 16.97
June 2017 15.68 17.70 18.44
September 2017 16.05 17.64 18.24
December 2017 16.05 16.66 17.41
March 2018 15.05 15.01 14.37

(Source: ONS)

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