Bloxwich Crime Overview

Bloxwich is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in the West Midlands, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bloxwich in 2020 was 89 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 2.5% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bloxwich is the 61st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 730th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Bloxwich was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for criminal damage and arson, with 63 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Bloxwich residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Bloxwich recorded 6 reports of possession of weapons during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Bloxwich are violence and sexual offences, with 2,201 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 1,817 offences and a difference of 7.35 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Bloxwich's least common crime is theft from the person, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 111% from 2019's figure of 19 crimes.

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Crime in Bloxwich Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Bloxwich This Year

 BloxwichWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,12621.5554,08418.4714% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft260.502,2770.7856% safer
Burglary2534.8419,5956.6938% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson60511.5821,9107.4835% more dangerous
Drugs591.135,9122.0279% safer
Other Crime1292.475,4801.8724% more dangerous
Other Theft2114.0416,5355.6540% safer
Possession of Weapons440.843,2831.1233% safer
Public Order4268.1523,7988.130.25% more dangerous
Robbery611.176,8322.3399% safer
Shoplifting1352.5811,5353.9453% safer
Theft From the Person90.172,1620.74335% safer
Vehicle Crime4899.3626,8569.172.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,20142.13120,78041.242.1% more dangerous

Bloxwich Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Halesowen3,44057.6554% safer
Sedgley1,91261.2345% safer
Rowley Regis2,80678.4013% safer
Smethwick4,35481.1410% safer
Willenhall4,50184.964.7% safer
Bloxwich4,64888.97-
Oldbury2,43094.416% more dangerous
Brierley Hill3,09796.338% more dangerous
Tipton4,48699.0710% more dangerous
Bilston4,303128.3831% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bloxwich

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Bloxwich Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24211722Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.610.590.630.50Safer
Burglary9864.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12141212Safer
Drugs0.751.01.01.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.62.02.5Getting worse
Other Theft765.04.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.380.630.84Getting worse
Public Order3.8568Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.72.01.2Safer
Shoplifting854.22.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.540.360.17Safer
Vehicle Crime1212109Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21283542Getting worse

Changes In Bloxwich's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bloxwich's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George's Field3----00.18

Comparing Bloxwich to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7131% safer
Coventry77.4115% safer
Croydon83.227% safer
Sheffield85.813.7% safer
Bristol86.213.2% safer
Bloxwich88.97-
Leicester97.449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8714% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2817% more dangerous
Bradford133.0233% more dangerous
Leeds137.1035% more dangerous

Crime in Bloxwich's Neighbourhoods

Blakenall South is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Bloxwich, followed by Blakenall North in second place, and Bloxwich South as the third most dangerous area. Bloxwich's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Bloxwich Central & North, Bloxwich North West, and Little Bloxwich.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blakenall North736108Second
Blakenall South797117First
Bloxwich Central & North59191Fifth
Bloxwich North West57076Sixth
Bloxwich South725106Third
Little Bloxwich46869Seventh
Walsall Ryecroft985100Fourth

Bloxwich Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourLittle Bloxwich (94)Blakenall North (194)
Bicycle TheftLittle Bloxwich (2)Blakenall South (7)
BurglaryBloxwich North West (17)Bloxwich Central & North (49)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBloxwich Central & North (44)Walsall Ryecroft (170)
DrugsBloxwich Central & North (3)Bloxwich South (15)
Other CrimeBloxwich Central & North (8)Bloxwich South (25)
Other TheftLittle Bloxwich (20)Blakenall North (48)
Possession of WeaponsBloxwich North West (4)Walsall Ryecroft (17)
Public OrderLittle Bloxwich (26)Blakenall North (78)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bloxwich North West (5)Walsall Ryecroft (27)
ShopliftingBloxwich North West (4)Blakenall North (47)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Walsall Ryecroft (1)Blakenall North (2)
Vehicle CrimeWalsall Ryecroft (79)Bloxwich South (84)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLittle Bloxwich (204)Blakenall South (415)

Crime in Bloxwich During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bloxwich change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Bloxwich saw a 300% increase in possession of weapons. Bloxwich saw a large fall in robbery during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+74%+76%+45%+30%+6%-20%+24%+40%+124%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-50%-33%+150%-33%---33%
Burglary+9%+22%-18%-41%-17%-48%-4%-29%-27%-15%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%-29%-39%-12%+30%-2%-4%-11%+35%+47%
Drugs-60%+20%+133%+100%-17%-29%+75%-50%-50%+75%
Other Crime+70%+175%-8%-43%+14%+11%+57%+20%-+22%
Other Theft-18%-41%-28%-57%-63%+33%-39%-5%+33%+50%
Possession of Weapons+50%+50%-+300%+100%-+17%+100%--
Public Order-47%+67%-9%+119%+55%+109%+100%+78%+54%+73%
Robbery-18%-83%--50%-71%-20%-30%-29%+22%+29%
Shoplifting-41%-36%-67%--53%+33%-9%-+75%-
Theft From the Person-----75%---+100%-
Vehicle Crime-32%-37%-8%-64%-21%-3%+6%+27%+19%+40%
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%+5%-7%+37%+36%+51%+54%+20%+25%+9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bloxwich

What police force serves Bloxwich?
Bloxwich's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Bloxwich?
Bloxwich is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in the West Midlands.
What is Bloxwich's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bloxwich are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bloxwich?
Bloxwich's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021