Crime in South Worcestershire compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending June 2017, the crime rate in South Worcestershire was higher than the average crime rate across similar areas.

Crime in South Worcestershire compared with crime in other similar areas

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. South Worcestershire lies above the red line, so its crime rate is higher than 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.

Crime rate
Upper bound 64.63
Most Similar Group average 57.80
Lower bound 51.68
Tewkesbury 38.03
South Kesteven 41.99
Fylde 47.21
Lewes 48.26
Hinckley & Bosworth 51.60
Wyre 52.28
North West Leicestershire 55.77
Stafford 56.33
Cheshire East 59.49
Somerset 66.75
Epping Forest 67.14
Cheshire West 68.39
North Somerset 70.60
South Worcestershire 71.50
Rugby 71.62

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending June 2017, the crime rate in South Worcestershire was higher than average for the West Mercia force area.

Crime in South Worcestershire compared with crime in 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.

Crime rate
Force average 66.62
Shropshire 50.08
Herefordshire 57.04
South Worcestershire 71.50
North Worcestershire 72.87
Telford & Wrekin 88.42

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending June 2017, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

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

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.

Date Crime rate
South Worcestershire Most Similar Group average West Mercia South Worcestershire
June 2014 11.01 11.62 11.97
September 2014 11.39 12.30 13.47
December 2014 10.86 12.13 12.86
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 11.99 14.13 14.37
June 2016 13.40 15.37 16.84
September 2016 14.18 16.39 18.20
December 2016 14.17 16.38 17.89
March 2017 13.89 16.15 16.97
June 2017 15.55 17.70 18.44

(Source: ONS)