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Crime and Safety in Brownhills, West Midlands

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Brownhills is the third safest small 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 Brownhills in 2021 was 96 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brownhills is the 97th most dangerous small town, and the 660th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Brownhills was the worst small town in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.05 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Brownhills residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.75 per 1,000 residents. Brownhills recorded 6 reports of other crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst small town for other crime in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Brownhills are violence and sexual offences, with 988 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 29% higher than 2020's figure of 703 offences and a difference of 13.44 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Brownhills's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 17% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Brownhills 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, The West Midlands

7% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

21% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brownhills is 7% higher than the West Midlands and 21% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brownhills Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Brownhills 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 Brownhills

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021962,041
2020711,509
2019751,591
2018671,422
2017551,164
2016531,125

Crime in Brownhills Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Brownhills This Year

 BrownhillsWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24811.6935,99312.29 5% safer
Bicycle Theft60.282,4390.83 196% safer
Burglary1075.0418,7756.41 27% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1677.8728,3539.68 23% safer
Drugs150.717,3552.51 254% safer
Other Crime472.226,6712.28 2.7% safer
Other Theft843.9620,3016.93 75% safer
Possession of Weapons321.515,4861.87 24% safer
Public Order22510.6035,21512.02 13% safer
Robbery341.607,4092.53 58% safer
Shoplifting592.7812,9874.43 59% safer
Theft From the Person100.473,2021.09 132% safer
Vehicle Crime26712.5829,93010.22 19% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences98846.57166,64156.90 22% safer

Brownhills Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingshurst232.803336% safer
Castle Bromwich89778.7522% safer
Brownhills2,04196.20-
Coseley2,29098.342.2% more dangerous
Darlaston2,496118.8919% more dangerous
Smith's Wood1,341123.7822% more dangerous
Fordbridge1,169133.5728% more dangerous
Wednesbury2,615134.7729% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brownhills

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Recent Crimes in Brownhills

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Peake RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Rose DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Lichfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lindon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fereday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Blakemore RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poplar RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Laburnum RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Friezland WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ogley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marklew CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near SunnysideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near High Land RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Furst StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Peake CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near West Coppice RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022RobberyOn or near Cedar AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Lichfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lindon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Brownhills Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13131512 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.710.710.330.28 Safer
Burglary874.65 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7968 Safer
Drugs0.470.850.990.71 Getting worse
Other Crime1.32.12.02.2 Getting worse
Other Theft4.853.44.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.520.570.751.5 Getting worse
Public Order4.464.811 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.00.990.851.6 Getting worse
Shoplifting55.03.62.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.470.140.47 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime10111013 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences23273347 Getting worse

Changes In Brownhills's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Brownhills's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Brownhills that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bradbury Park--1-313.3

Comparing Brownhills to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0843% safer
Croydon82.4817% safer
Sheffield90.057% safer
Bristol90.526% safer
Brownhills96.20-
Coventry102.246% more dangerous
Leicester111.5914% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0622% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6426% more dangerous
Bradford132.2827% more dangerous
Leeds150.9436% more dangerous

Crime in Brownhills's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brownhills662107Second
Walsall Wood718113First

Crime in Brownhills During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brownhills change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Brownhills saw a 155% increase in vehicle crime. Brownhills saw a large fall in other theft during September, when it fell by 83% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-35%+55%+45%+38%-22%--+95%+29%+53%
Bicycle Theft---67%-------
Burglary+38%-43%-38%-63%+11%-46%-46%-50%-69%-79%
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%-27%-29%-17%-29%-19%-25%-27%-31%-18%
Drugs----75%+33%---50%--50%
Other Crime-67%-25%-+67%+25%+50%-+25%-25%-
Other Theft+14%-50%+75%-17%-77%-31%-83%-75%-29%-64%
Possession of Weapons------+150%-+50%-
Public Order-13%-63%-25%+57%+13%-29%-36%-42%-36%+75%
Robbery-----75%---67%--50%
Shoplifting-42%-71%+67%-50%+50%-69%-25%+25%+25%-17%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+155%--69%-42%-64%-53%-56%-69%-25%-6%
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%-31%+29%+36%+10%+64%+55%-2%+55%+48%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brownhills

What police force serves Brownhills?
Brownhills's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.

How dangerous is Brownhills?
Brownhills is the third safest small town in the West Midlands.

What is Brownhills's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brownhills are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Brownhills?
Brownhills's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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