Solihull Crime Overview

Solihull is the safest city in the West Midlands, and among the top 20 safest overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Solihull in 2020 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people.

The most common crimes in Solihull are violence and sexual offences, with 2,344 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 2,044 offences and a difference of 1.38 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Solihull's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 50 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 30% from 2019's figure of 65 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Solihull This Year

 Solihull
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour1,1325.23
Bicycle Theft1030.48
Burglary6713.10
Criminal Damage and Arson4311.99
Drugs1530.71
Other Crime1310.61
Other Theft4672.16
Possession of Weapons500.23
Public Order5332.46
Robbery1650.76
Shoplifting5682.63
Theft From the Person530.24
Vehicle Crime1,0154.69
Violence and Sexual Offences2,34410.83

Solihull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour654.95Safer
Bicycle Theft0.960.610.560.48Safer
Burglary664.13.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.02.52.52.0Safer
Drugs0.370.430.420.71Getting worse
Other Crime0.300.500.540.61Getting worse
Other Theft4.04.43.32.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.160.300.23Getting worse
Public Order1.31.62.02.5Getting worse
Robbery0.951.11.20.76Safer
Shoplifting4.44.23.92.6Safer
Theft From the Person0.360.310.400.24Safer
Vehicle Crime7564.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences67911Getting worse

Comparing Solihull to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Solihull30.89-
Coventry71.5057% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9958% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2358% more dangerous
Croydon77.1860% more dangerous
Bradford79.1961% more dangerous
London80.7062% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0265% more dangerous
Bristol91.5766% more dangerous
Leeds91.9066% more dangerous
Leicester102.5170% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Solihull During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Solihull change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Solihull saw a 314% increase in public order. Solihull saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 77% compared to April in 2019. Rates of other theft and robbery both fell year-on-year for every month during Solihull's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-51%+42%+36%+60%+8%+7%+1%+38%+114%
Bicycle Theft-60%+125%-20%+100%+29%-41%-45%+55%-50%
Burglary-26%-38%-28%-16%-21%+17%-14%-13%-52%
Criminal Damage and Arson-4%-38%-47%-+37%-+5%+2%-32%
Drugs+122%+88%+300%+275%+117%+85%+167%-+100%
Other Crime-30%-22%+8%-27%+18%+86%+133%-+60%
Other Theft-32%-53%-63%-45%-34%-46%-20%-4%-48%
Possession of Weapons-64%-60%+250%-57%-+167%-75%+50%-38%
Public Order-21%+9%+43%-5%+2%+314%+52%+56%+50%
Robbery-41%-74%-18%-42%-70%-10%-11%-30%-56%
Shoplifting-40%-31%-55%-45%-22%-46%+13%-25%-7%
Theft From the Person+125%---67%-60%+100%-38%+20%-33%
Vehicle Crime-34%-77%-54%-27%+3%+23%+33%+2%-18%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%-1%+39%+16%+28%+42%+13%+29%+35%

Solihull's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Solihull
Castle Bromwich7016250% more dangerous
Chelmsley Wood1,63511874% more dangerous
Fordbridge88610169% more dangerous
Kingshurst8029868% more dangerous
Smith's Wood9688965% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Solihull

What police force serves Solihull?
Solihull's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Solihull?
Solihull is the safest city in the West Midlands.
What is Solihull's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Solihull are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Solihull?
Solihull's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021