Aldridge Crime Overview

Aldridge is the second safest medium-sized town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldridge in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 66% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldridge is the 52nd safest medium-sized town, and the 2,543rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Aldridge was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for theft from the person, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Aldridge residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for vehicle crime, recording 71 crimes at a rate of 1.8 per 1,000 residents. Aldridge recorded 6 reports of bicycle theft during June 2019, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst medium-sized town for bicycle theft in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Aldridge are violence and sexual offences, with 883 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 20% higher than 2019's figure of 706 offences and a difference of 4.48 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Aldridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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See how Aldridge shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Aldridge and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Aldridge Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Aldridge This Year

 AldridgeWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48612.3154,08418.4750% safer
Bicycle Theft130.332,2770.78136% safer
Burglary2355.9519,5956.6912% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1764.4621,9107.4868% safer
Drugs240.615,9122.02231% safer
Other Crime511.295,4801.8745% safer
Other Theft1553.9316,5355.6544% safer
Possession of Weapons190.483,2831.12133% safer
Public Order1714.3323,7988.1388% safer
Robbery350.896,8322.33162% safer
Shoplifting411.0411,5353.94279% safer
Theft From the Person70.182,1620.74311% safer
Vehicle Crime3518.8926,8569.173.1% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences88322.37120,78041.2484% safer

Aldridge Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford2,60050.888% safer
Aldridge2,16154.76-
Halesowen3,44057.655% more dangerous
Sedgley1,91261.2311% more dangerous
Rowley Regis2,80678.4030% more dangerous
Smethwick4,35481.1433% more dangerous
Willenhall4,50184.9636% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldridge

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Aldridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1710912Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.330.280.660.33Safer
Burglary81076Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.964.5Safer
Drugs0.380.330.300.61Getting worse
Other Crime0.860.961.11.3Getting worse
Other Theft664.33.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.150.350.230.48Getting worse
Public Order2.22.42.84.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.680.840.890.89Getting worse
Shoplifting2.73.33.41.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.180.180.18Safer
Vehicle Crime91099Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12141822Getting worse

Changes In Aldridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Aldridge's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Aldridge that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Anchor Meadow Playing Fields52--431.6
Shelfield Recreation Ground3----00.72

Comparing Aldridge to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aldridge54.76-
Barnet67.7119% more dangerous
Coventry77.4129% more dangerous
Croydon83.2234% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8136% more dangerous
Bristol86.2136% more dangerous
Leicester97.4444% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8747% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2849% more dangerous
Bradford133.0259% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% more dangerous

Crime in Aldridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pelsall North25347Third
Pelsall South27145Fourth
Rushall45272First
Shelfield32355Second

Aldridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Aldridge for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourPelsall North (62)Rushall (119)
Bicycle TheftPelsall South (1)Pelsall North (4)
BurglaryShelfield (20)Rushall (39)
Criminal Damage and ArsonShelfield (25)Rushall (54)
DrugsPelsall North (2)Rushall (6)
Other CrimePelsall North (6)Pelsall South (12)
Other TheftPelsall North (10)Shelfield (29)
Possession of WeaponsPelsall North (1)Shelfield (2)
Public OrderPelsall South (22)Shelfield (30)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Pelsall North (3)Rushall (7)
ShopliftingRushall (2)Shelfield (15)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Pelsall North (1)Rushall (3)
Vehicle CrimePelsall North (31)Rushall (87)
Violence and Sexual OffencesPelsall South (104)Rushall (183)

Crime in Aldridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aldridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Aldridge saw a 900% increase in other crime. Aldridge saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Aldridge's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+96%+176%+31%+110%-17%+27%+52%+81%+74%
Bicycle Theft----67%+50%-+100%-50%+100%-
Burglary--23%-60%-47%-54%-34%+15%-34%+40%-26%
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%-60%-25%--5%-12%+54%+35%-40%+15%
Drugs---50%-----+100%-
Other Crime-60%+200%--+200%-+200%-57%+900%+150%
Other Theft-7%+80%-43%+8%+8%-15%-8%-35%-23%-8%
Possession of Weapons--50%+100%----+100%+100%+500%
Public Order+200%-9%+350%-25%+150%+9%+38%+70%+133%+80%
Robbery-17%--75%-40%+300%--60%+67%--43%
Shoplifting-88%-88%-78%--36%-29%-56%-62%-86%-67%
Theft From the Person-----+100%----
Vehicle Crime+50%+63%-76%-27%-36%-22%-62%-33%-12%+6%
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%-10%+12%-+45%+29%+34%+70%+59%+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aldridge

What police force serves Aldridge?
Aldridge's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Aldridge?
Aldridge is the second safest medium-sized town in the West Midlands.
What is Aldridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aldridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Aldridge?
Aldridge's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021