Castle Bromwich Crime Overview

Castle Bromwich is the safest small town in the West Midlands, and is the safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Castle Bromwich in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 187% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Castle Bromwich is the 137th safest small town, and the 5,337th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Castle Bromwich was the worst small town in the West Midlands for other theft, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Castle Bromwich residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.61 per 1,000 residents. Castle Bromwich recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during December 2017, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for possession of weapons in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Castle Bromwich are violence and sexual offences, with 110 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 25% higher than 2019's figure of 83 offences and a difference of 2.37 from 2019's crime rate of 7. Castle Bromwich's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Castle Bromwich This Year

 Castle BromwichWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour484.2154,08418.47339% safer
Burglary211.8419,5956.69264% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson191.6721,9107.48348% safer
Drugs40.355,9122.02477% safer
Other Crime40.355,4801.87434% safer
Other Theft877.6416,5355.6526% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.093,2831.121144% safer
Public Order141.2323,7988.13561% safer
Robbery80.706,8322.33233% safer
Shoplifting221.9311,5353.94104% safer
Theft From the Person20.182,1620.74311% safer
Vehicle Crime706.1526,8569.1749% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1109.66120,78041.24327% safer

Crime in Castle Bromwich Compared To West Midlands

Castle Bromwich Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Castle Bromwich36231.78-
Fordbridge40646.3931% more dangerous
Kingshurst39247.6533% more dangerous
Chelmsley Wood79157.3245% more dangerous
Smith's Wood67161.9349% more dangerous
Coseley1,62969.9655% more dangerous

Castle Bromwich Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour64.62.04.2Safer
Burglary4.364.31.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.13.32.91.7Safer
Drugs-0.260.790.35Safer
Other Crime0.090.260.180.35Getting worse
Other Theft1923168Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.090.180.09Safer
Public Order0.881.11.11.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.970.611.00.70Safer
Shoplifting564.41.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.26-0.18Safer
Vehicle Crime8586Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.77710Getting worse

Changes In Castle Bromwich's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Castle Bromwich to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Castle Bromwich31.78-
Barnet67.7153% more dangerous
Coventry77.4159% more dangerous
Croydon83.2262% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8163% more dangerous
Bristol86.2163% more dangerous
Leicester97.4467% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1077% more dangerous

Crime in Castle Bromwich's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Castle Bromwich East47980First
Castle Bromwich West29154Second

Crime in Castle Bromwich During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Castle Bromwich change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Castle Bromwich saw a 1,200% increase in anti-social behaviour. Castle Bromwich saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 91% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+300%+1,200%+25%--+300%+200%-25%+400%
Burglary-20%-60%-67%-60%-60%-+100%--75%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--60%-50%--25%-20%---50%-
Drugs----------
Other Theft-24%-36%-84%-91%-67%-+133%-67%-80%-85%
Public Order-+200%--------
Robbery-67%----67%-----
Shoplifting-71%-33%-80%+600%--70%+300%-80%--
Vehicle Crime-75%-50%+400%+13%+100%-20%-20%+20%+14%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+350%+50%--33%-46%-33%+180%+75%-40%+83%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Castle Bromwich

What police force serves Castle Bromwich?
Castle Bromwich's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Castle Bromwich?
Castle Bromwich is the safest small town in the West Midlands.
What is Castle Bromwich's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Castle Bromwich are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Castle Bromwich?
Castle Bromwich's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021