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Crime and Safety in Bloxwich, West Midlands

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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 2021 was 123 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 4.6% higher than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bloxwich is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 310th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Bloxwich was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for criminal damage and arson, with 75 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Bloxwich residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Bloxwich recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst medium-sized town for bicycle theft in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Bloxwich are violence and sexual offences, with 3,190 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 61. This is 31% higher than 2020's figure of 2,201 offences and a difference of 18.93 from 2020's crime rate of 42. Bloxwich's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 44% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Bloxwich 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands

28% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

38% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bloxwich is 28% higher than the West Midlands and 38% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bloxwich Crime Rate Over Time

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Bloxwich Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bloxwich 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 Bloxwich

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211236,444
2020894,648
2019854,418
2018834,356
2017774,039
2016623,222

Crime in Bloxwich Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Bloxwich This Year

 BloxwichWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour79415.2035,99312.29 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft220.422,4390.83 98% safer
Burglary2665.0918,7756.41 26% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson77614.8528,3539.68 35% more dangerous
Drugs731.407,3552.51 79% safer
Other Crime1723.296,6712.28 31% more dangerous
Other Theft3326.3620,3016.93 9% safer
Possession of Weapons841.615,4861.87 16% safer
Public Order59811.4535,21512.02 5.0% safer
Robbery901.727,4092.53 47% safer
Shoplifting1973.7712,9874.43 18% safer
Theft From the Person160.313,2021.09 252% safer
Vehicle Crime62812.0229,93010.22 15% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences3,19061.06166,64156.90 7% more dangerous

Bloxwich Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sedgley2,50880.3254% safer
Rowley Regis3,57799.9423% safer
Smethwick5,754107.2215% safer
Willenhall6,064114.478% safer
Tipton5,334117.794.7% safer
Bloxwich6,444123.35-
Brierley Hill4,047125.882.0% more dangerous
Oldbury3,325129.184.5% more dangerous
Bilston5,483163.5825% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bloxwich

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Recent Crimes in Bloxwich

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Blakenall RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bamford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gurney RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Old LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Harrison CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near William Wiggin AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lichfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Red Brook RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Darwin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Penn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Chestnut PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coalway RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Blakenall LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Webster RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Netley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbotts PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Archer RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jenner CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gurney RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rose Bank DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bloxwich Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21172215 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.590.630.500.42 Safer
Burglary864.85 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14121215 Getting worse
Drugs1.01.01.11.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.62.02.53.3 Getting worse
Other Theft65.04.06 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.380.630.841.6 Getting worse
Public Order56811 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.72.01.21.7 Getting worse
Shoplifting54.22.63.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.540.360.170.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime1210912 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences28354261 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Bloxwich to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0884% safer
Croydon82.4850% safer
Sheffield90.0537% safer
Bristol90.5236% safer
Coventry102.2421% safer
Leicester111.5911% safer
Liverpool123.060.24% safer
Bloxwich123.35-
Birmingham129.644.9% more dangerous
Bradford132.287% more dangerous
Leeds150.9418% more dangerous

Crime in Bloxwich's Neighbourhoods

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blakenall North1,074158First
Blakenall South1,032151Second
Bloxwich Central & North881135Fourth
Bloxwich North West798107Sixth
Bloxwich South954139Third
Little Bloxwich704104Seventh
Walsall Ryecroft1,268128Fifth

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 (55)Blakenall North (145)
Bicycle TheftBloxwich North West (1)Bloxwich Central & North (6)
BurglaryBloxwich North West (20)Blakenall North (60)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLittle Bloxwich (52)Bloxwich South (127)
DrugsBloxwich South (8)Blakenall South (18)
Other CrimeBloxwich South (22)Blakenall South (33)
Other TheftLittle Bloxwich (27)Blakenall North (65)
Possession of WeaponsBloxwich North West (9)Bloxwich Central & North (17)
Public OrderLittle Bloxwich (61)Blakenall North (127)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Little Bloxwich (7)Blakenall South (20)
ShopliftingBloxwich South (3)Blakenall North (79)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bloxwich North West (2)Walsall Ryecroft (5)
Vehicle CrimeBloxwich North West (62)Blakenall North (101)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBloxwich North West (405)Blakenall South (551)

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 town 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).

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