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Crime and Safety in Castle Bromwich

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Castle Bromwich is the second 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 Castle Bromwich in 2021 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Castle Bromwich is the 129th safest small town, and the 5,206th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Castle Bromwich was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in the West Midlands for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Castle Bromwich residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Castle Bromwich recorded 1 report of violence and sexual offences during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for violence and sexual offences in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Castle Bromwich are violence and sexual offences, with 137 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 80% lower than 2020's figure of 247 offences and a difference of 9.66 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Castle Bromwich's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Castle Bromwich 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, The West Midlands

61% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

120% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Castle Bromwich is 61% lower than the West Midlands and 120% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Castle Bromwich Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Castle Bromwich represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Castle Bromwich

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202133377
202068770
2019941,068
2018961,097
201786984
201668777

Crime in Castle Bromwich Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Castle Bromwich This Year

 Castle BromwichWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour655.7118,6446.37 12% safer
Bicycle Theft10.098190.28 211% safer
Burglary252.196,9632.38 9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson171.4910,9033.72 150% safer
Drugs100.883,0731.05 19% safer
Other Crime40.352,8720.98 180% safer
Other Theft534.657,4542.55 45% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.441,8320.63 43% safer
Public Order272.3713,5274.62 95% safer
Robbery121.052,7330.93 11% more dangerous
Shoplifting423.694,7571.62 56% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.099760.33 267% safer
Vehicle Crime433.7811,0913.79 0.26% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13712.0364,58922.05 83% safer

Castle Bromwich Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingshurst91.092937% safer
Castle Bromwich37733.10-
Brownhills78737.0911% more dangerous
Coseley89238.3114% more dangerous
Darlaston93444.4926% more dangerous
Wednesbury94648.7532% more dangerous
Smith's Wood54650.4034% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Castle Bromwich

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Recent Crimes in Castle Bromwich

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Redliff AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Westeria CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Hurst CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farnworth GroveAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Other theftOn or near Tomlinson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Hodnell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parkfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle CrescentAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Chester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bentley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sudeley CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranmore RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Chester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Castle Bromwich Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10696 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.610.610.090.09 Safer
Burglary15123.92.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson874.11.5 Safer
Drugs0.791.20.790.88 Safer
Other Crime0.610.971.00.35 Safer
Other Theft2823124.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.530.440.44No change
Public Order2.72.64.02.4 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.31.82.21.0 Safer
Shoplifting1073.93.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.53-0.350.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime1316133.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16212212 Safer

Changes In Castle Bromwich's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Castle Bromwich to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Castle Bromwich33.10-
Coventry39.9317% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6033% more dangerous
Barnet67.0851% more dangerous
Croydon82.4860% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0363% more dangerous
Bristol90.5263% more dangerous
Leicester111.5970% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0673% more dangerous
Bradford132.2875% more dangerous
Leeds150.9478% more dangerous

Crime in Castle Bromwich's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Castle Bromwich East23239First
Castle Bromwich West14527Second

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 December, when Castle Bromwich saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Castle Bromwich saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 90% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-29%+17%+240%+140%-50%+140%+250%+300%+50%+900%
Burglary-67%-82%-79%-70%-82%-83%-71%--78%+20%
Criminal Damage and Arson-88%-50%-29%-83%+43%-44%-50%--40%+100%
Drugs--------67%--
Other Crime--50%-------50%-
Other Theft-17%-29%-78%-90%-61%-26%-33%-55%-57%-61%
Public Order+100%+67%--60%--+150%+67%-+25%
Robbery-25%+50%---33%-+300%---
Shoplifting-13%-25%-80%+125%--67%--71%-29%-
Vehicle Crime-61%-31%-13%+80%+100%-11%-17%-35%+8%-30%
Violence and Sexual Offences+73%+26%+11%-12%-4%-33%+107%+30%-48%+4%

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 second 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 crime is bicycle theft.

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