Fordbridge Crime Overview

Fordbridge is the second safest small town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fordbridge in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 96% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fordbridge is the 340th safest small town, and the 3,471st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Fordbridge was the worst small town in the West Midlands for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2018 was also a bad month for Fordbridge residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Fordbridge recorded 4 reports of robbery during February 2017, making its crime rate of 0.46 the worst small town for robbery in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Fordbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 208 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 163 offences and a difference of 5.15 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Fordbridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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See how Fordbridge shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Fordbridge and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Fordbridge Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Fordbridge This Year

 FordbridgeWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour718.1154,08418.47128% safer
Bicycle Theft10.112,2770.78609% safer
Burglary394.4619,5956.6950% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson303.4321,9107.48118% safer
Drugs70.805,9122.02152% safer
Other Crime111.265,4801.8748% safer
Other Theft101.1416,5355.65396% safer
Possession of Weapons50.573,2831.1296% safer
Public Order293.3123,7988.13146% safer
Robbery80.916,8322.33156% safer
Theft From the Person10.112,1620.74573% safer
Vehicle Crime576.5126,8569.1741% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20823.77120,78041.2473% safer

Fordbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Castle Bromwich36231.7846% safer
Kingshurst39247.652.6% more dangerous
Chelmsley Wood79157.3219% more dangerous
Smith's Wood67161.9325% more dangerous
Coseley1,62969.9634% more dangerous
Brownhills1,50971.1235% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fordbridge

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Fordbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour974.88Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.23-0.11Safer
Burglary4. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson53.04.73.4Safer
Drugs0.690.690.460.80Getting worse
Other Crime0.570.460.691.3Getting worse
Other Theft1.
Possession of Weapons0.340.34-0.57Getting worse
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.60.911.00.91Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) change
Vehicle Crime8567Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences9151924Getting worse

Changes In Fordbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fordbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Fordbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fordbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Fordbridge saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Fordbridge saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 90% compared to March in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-80%-+175%-33%+600%+400%+1,000%+200%--25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-90%-75%--+200%-80%+300%-50%--
Other Crime-------+100%--
Other Theft-----67%-67%-+100%--33%
Public Order--50%+400%---+300%-20%--33%
Vehicle Crime--89%-50%-43%+133%-40%+17%+133%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+6%-7%+33%+8%+92%+27%-27%-35%+100%+125%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fordbridge

What police force serves Fordbridge?
Fordbridge's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Fordbridge?
Fordbridge is the second safest small town in the West Midlands.
What is Fordbridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fordbridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Fordbridge?
Fordbridge's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021