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Crime and Safety in Coseley, West Midlands

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Coseley is among the top 5 safest small towns in the West Midlands, and is the 21st safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Coseley in 2021 was 98 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coseley is the 89th most dangerous small town, and the 619th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Coseley was the worst small town in the West Midlands for burglary, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.73 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Coseley residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 0.94 per 1,000 residents. Coseley recorded 8 reports of other crime during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.34 the worst small town for other crime in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Coseley are violence and sexual offences, with 1,141 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 36% higher than 2020's figure of 732 offences and a difference of 17.56 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Coseley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Coseley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, The West Midlands

9% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

22% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Coseley is 9% higher than the West Midlands and 22% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Coseley Crime Rate Over Time

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Coseley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Coseley 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 Coseley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021982,290
2020701,629
2019651,519
2018621,444
2017561,296
2016481,126

Crime in Coseley Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Coseley This Year

 CoseleyWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26911.5535,99312.29 6% safer
Bicycle Theft90.392,4390.83 113% safer
Burglary933.9918,7756.41 61% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2239.5828,3539.68 1.0% safer
Drugs130.567,3552.51 348% safer
Other Crime612.626,6712.28 13% more dangerous
Other Theft1094.6820,3016.93 48% safer
Possession of Weapons220.945,4861.87 99% safer
Public Order26811.5135,21512.02 4.4% safer
Robbery472.027,4092.53 25% safer
Shoplifting592.5312,9874.43 75% safer
Theft From the Person90.393,2021.09 179% safer
Vehicle Crime23610.1329,93010.22 0.89% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,14149.00166,64156.90 16% safer

Coseley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingshurst232.803412% safer
Castle Bromwich89778.7525% safer
Brownhills2,04196.202.2% safer
Coseley2,29098.34-
Darlaston2,496118.8917% more dangerous
Smith's Wood1,341123.7821% more dangerous
Fordbridge1,169133.5726% more dangerous
Wednesbury2,615134.7727% more dangerous
Chelmsley Wood2,366171.4543% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coseley

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Recent Crimes in Coseley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ashford DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Upper Ettingshall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Barley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near George StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Glenfern RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Old End LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benbeck GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tamar DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkes Hall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Fellmeadow WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pirrey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Nicholds CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Woodsetton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Spencer AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poole CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bancroft CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windmill ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Pear Tree LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Coseley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14111512 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.260.130.260.39 Getting worse
Burglary7654.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson78710 Getting worse
Drugs0.560.600.390.56 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.21.72.6 Getting worse
Other Theft64.54.04.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.820.640.94 Getting worse
Public Order2.23.1612 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.901.61.22.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.42.12.32.5 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.340.210.39 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime129910 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22273149 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Coseley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0847% safer
Croydon82.4819% safer
Sheffield90.059% safer
Bristol90.529% safer
Coseley98.34-
Coventry102.243.8% more dangerous
Leicester111.5912% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0620% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6424% more dangerous
Bradford132.2826% more dangerous
Leeds150.9435% more dangerous

Crime in Coseley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Coseley Wallbrook879110Second
West Coseley1,022112First
Woodsetton55875Third

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 safest 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 bicycle theft.

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