Coseley Crime Overview

Coseley is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 Coseley in 2020 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coseley is the 197th most dangerous small town, and the 1,424th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Coseley was the worst small town in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.04 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Coseley residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.56 per 1,000 residents. Coseley recorded 24 reports of criminal damage and arson during August 2020, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Coseley are violence and sexual offences, with 732 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 632 offences and a difference of 4.30 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Coseley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 60% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Coseley Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Coseley This Year

 CoseleyWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35915.4254,08418.4720% safer
Bicycle Theft60.262,2770.78200% safer
Burglary1275.4519,5956.6923% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1616.9121,9107.488% safer
Drugs90.395,9122.02418% safer
Other Crime391.675,4801.8712% safer
Other Theft933.9916,5355.6542% safer
Possession of Weapons150.643,2831.1275% safer
Public Order1446.1823,7988.1332% safer
Robbery271.166,8322.33101% safer
Shoplifting532.2811,5353.9473% safer
Theft From the Person50.212,1620.74252% safer
Vehicle Crime2189.3626,8569.172.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences73231.44120,78041.2431% safer

Coseley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Castle Bromwich36231.78120% safer
Fordbridge40646.3951% safer
Kingshurst39247.6547% safer
Chelmsley Wood79157.3222% safer
Smith's Wood67161.9313% safer
Coseley1,62969.96-
Brownhills1,50971.121.6% more dangerous
Darlaston2,158102.7932% more dangerous
Wednesbury2,139110.2437% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coseley

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Recent Crimes in Coseley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2021Public orderOn or near Mason StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mason StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Other crimeOn or near Norton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Public orderOn or near Pemberton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pemberton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pemberton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pemberton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Public orderOn or near Birnham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Birnham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near School Street WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nicholds CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Douglas RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021BurglaryOn or near Highfields RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021BurglaryOn or near Highfields RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Coseley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17141115Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.300.260.130.26Getting worse
Burglary8765Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7787Safer
Drugs0.340.560.600.39Safer
Other Crime1.11.41.21.7Getting worse
Other Theft664.54.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.260.820.64Getting worse
Public Order2.22.23.16Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.900.901.61.2Getting worse
Shoplifting2.42.42.12.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.390.340.21Safer
Vehicle Crime121299Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14222731Getting worse

Changes In Coseley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Coseley's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Coseley that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Clayton Playing Field2---112.2

Comparing Coseley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.713.3% safer
Coseley69.96-
Coventry77.4110% more dangerous
Croydon83.2216% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8118% more dangerous
Bristol86.2119% more dangerous
Leicester97.4428% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8732% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2835% more dangerous
Bradford133.0247% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% more dangerous

Crime in Coseley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Coseley Wallbrook65182First
West Coseley69877Second
Woodsetton47964Third

Crime in Coseley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Coseley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Coseley saw a 1,500% increase in shoplifting. Coseley saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+127%+271%+93%+25%+33%+48%+100%+20%+22%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-43%+63%-57%-79%+8%-38%+18%+18%+125%-38%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-62%-55%+43%-14%+243%+70%-+12%-42%
Drugs---67%-50%------
Other Crime---67%+100%-+300%+50%+250%+400%-33%
Other Theft+250%+233%+13%-22%+63%-45%+64%-64%-50%+17%
Possession of Weapons-50%--+100%-67%+150%---50%-
Public Order+17%-20%+78%+275%+157%+367%+250%+30%+57%+29%
Robbery---50%-33%-50%+25%+33%+300%--60%
Shoplifting-50%+120%-33%--80%-+100%+1,500%-29%+100%
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime+69%-24%+67%-27%-25%+31%+211%-7%+47%-54%
Violence and Sexual Offences-42%-31%+36%+38%+12%+33%+28%-6%+40%+25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Coseley

What police force serves Coseley?
Coseley's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Coseley?
Coseley is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in the West Midlands.
What is Coseley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Coseley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Coseley?
Coseley's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021