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Crime and Safety in Aldridge, West Midlands

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Aldridge is the third safest medium-sized town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldridge in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 55% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldridge is the 98th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,272nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Aldridge was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for burglary, with 35 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.89 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Aldridge residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Aldridge recorded 71 reports of vehicle crime during January 2020, making its crime rate of 1.8 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Aldridge are violence and sexual offences, with 1,356 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 35% higher than 2020's figure of 883 offences and a difference of 11.99 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Aldridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Aldridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands

17% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

0.63% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aldridge is 17% lower than the West Midlands and 0.63% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aldridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Aldridge 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 Aldridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021762,998
2020552,161
2019542,119
2018542,126
2017491,937
2016411,635

Crime in Aldridge Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Aldridge This Year

 AldridgeWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3438.6935,99312.29 41% safer
Bicycle Theft210.532,4390.83 57% safer
Burglary2355.9518,7756.41 8% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2716.8728,3539.68 41% safer
Drugs200.517,3552.51 392% safer
Other Crime641.626,6712.28 41% safer
Other Theft1724.3620,3016.93 59% safer
Possession of Weapons280.715,4861.87 163% safer
Public Order2977.5335,21512.02 60% safer
Robbery380.967,4092.53 164% safer
Shoplifting872.2012,9874.43 101% safer
Theft From the Person70.183,2021.09 506% safer
Vehicle Crime40210.1929,93010.22 0.29% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,35634.36166,64156.90 66% safer

Aldridge Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford3,26363.8619% safer
Halesowen4,11969.0310% safer
Aldridge2,99875.96-
Sedgley2,50880.325% more dangerous
Rowley Regis3,57799.9424% more dangerous
Smethwick5,754107.2229% more dangerous
Willenhall6,064114.4734% more dangerous
Tipton5,334117.7936% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldridge

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Recent Crimes in Aldridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Almond CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilkes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Four Crosses RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilsford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Millfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Jordan WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Northgate WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Birch LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Gretton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rushes MillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fenbourne CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Mill House CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Hepburn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Almond CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Springhill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilkes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near School StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Aldridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour109129 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.280.660.330.53 Getting worse
Burglary10766 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.964.57 Getting worse
Drugs0.330.300.610.51 Getting worse
Other Crime0.961.11.31.6 Getting worse
Other Theft64.33.94.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.230.480.71 Getting worse
Public Order2.42.84.38 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.840.890.890.96 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.33.41.02.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.180.180.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime109910 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14182234 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0813% safer
Aldridge75.96-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0516% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Aldridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pelsall North34765Fourth
Pelsall South39966Third
Rushall628100First
Shelfield49284Second

Aldridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourPelsall North (39)Rushall (68)
Bicycle TheftRushall (1)Shelfield (8)
BurglaryRushall (31)Shelfield (43)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPelsall South (24)Rushall (76)
DrugsPelsall South (1)Shelfield (7)
Other CrimePelsall South (5)Rushall (18)
Other TheftPelsall South (11)Shelfield (30)
Possession of WeaponsPelsall South (2)Rushall (6)
Public OrderShelfield (44)Rushall (64)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Shelfield (4)Pelsall South (10)
ShopliftingRushall (7)Pelsall South (18)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Shelfield (1)Pelsall South (2)
Vehicle CrimePelsall North (47)Rushall (80)
Violence and Sexual OffencesPelsall North (151)Rushall (300)

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 third 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).

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