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.
Small Towns, The West Midlands
7% higher, regional crime rate
21% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||248||11.69||35,993||12.29||5% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.28||2,439||0.83||196% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||167||7.87||28,353||9.68||23% safer|
|Other Crime||47||2.22||6,671||2.28||2.7% safer|
|Other Theft||84||3.96||20,301||6.93||75% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||32||1.51||5,486||1.87||24% safer|
|Public Order||225||10.60||35,215||12.02||13% safer|
|Theft From the Person||10||0.47||3,202||1.09||132% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||267||12.58||29,930||10.22||19% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||988||46.57||166,641||56.90||22% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Castle Bromwich||897||78.75||22% safer|
|Coseley||2,290||98.34||2.2% more dangerous|
|Darlaston||2,496||118.89||19% more dangerous|
|Smith's Wood||1,341||123.78||22% more dangerous|
|Fordbridge||1,169||133.57||28% more dangerous|
|Wednesbury||2,615||134.77||29% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Peake Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Rose Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Lichfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lindon Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Fereday Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Blakemore Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Poplar Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Laburnum Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Friezland Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Ogley Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Marklew Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Sunnyside||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near High Land Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Furst Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Petrol Station||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Peake Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near West Coppice Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Robbery||On or near Cedar Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Lichfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lindon Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||9||6||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.3||2.1||2.0||2.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.52||0.57||0.75||1.5||Getting worse|
|Public Order||4.4||6||4.8||11||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.0||0.99||0.85||1.6||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.38||0.47||0.14||0.47||Getting worse|
|Vehicle Crime||10||11||10||13||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||23||27||33||47||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||6% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||14% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||22% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||26% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||27% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||36% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-42%||-27%||-29%||-17%||-29%||-19%||-25%||-27%||-31%||-18%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||+150%||-||+50%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+2%||-31%||+29%||+36%||+10%||+64%||+55%||-2%||+55%||+48%|