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Crime and Safety in Halesowen, West Midlands

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Halesowen is the second safest medium-sized 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 Halesowen in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 71% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Halesowen is the 87th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,594th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Halesowen was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for burglary, with 42 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.70 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Halesowen residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for shoplifting, recording 36 crimes at a rate of 0.60 per 1,000 residents. Halesowen recorded 52 reports of vehicle crime during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.87 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Halesowen are violence and sexual offences, with 1,935 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 27% higher than 2020's figure of 1,415 offences and a difference of 8.72 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Halesowen's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 10 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 30% from 2020's figure of 13 crimes.

Halesowen 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands

29% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

11% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Halesowen is 29% lower than the West Midlands and 11% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Halesowen Crime Rate Over Time

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Halesowen Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Halesowen 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 Halesowen

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021694,119
2020583,437
2019583,470
2018593,507
2017533,178
2016472,831

Crime in Halesowen Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Halesowen This Year

 HalesowenWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour4918.2335,99312.29 49% safer
Bicycle Theft100.172,4390.83 388% safer
Burglary2964.9618,7756.41 29% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3035.0828,3539.68 91% safer
Drugs580.977,3552.51 159% safer
Other Crime861.446,6712.28 58% safer
Other Theft1963.2820,3016.93 111% safer
Possession of Weapons530.895,4861.87 110% safer
Public Order4146.9435,21512.02 73% safer
Robbery530.897,4092.53 184% safer
Shoplifting2133.5712,9874.43 24% safer
Theft From the Person210.353,2021.09 211% safer
Vehicle Crime4818.0629,93010.22 27% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,93532.43166,64156.90 75% safer

Halesowen Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford3,26363.868% safer
Halesowen4,11969.03-
Aldridge2,99875.969% more dangerous
Sedgley2,50880.3214% more dangerous
Rowley Regis3,57799.9431% more dangerous
Smethwick5,754107.2236% more dangerous
Willenhall6,064114.4740% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Halesowen

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Recent Crimes in Halesowen

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Attwood StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Carter'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bournes HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022RobberyOn or near Oak CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Overend RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cavalier DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hagley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Great CornbowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Spies LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hilston AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mucklow HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Macarthur RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Astley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Links ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sandals RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Halesowen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour98138 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.080.150.220.17 Getting worse
Burglary9865.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson563.75 Safer
Drugs0.820.700.940.97 Getting worse
Other Crime0.620.961.11.4 Getting worse
Other Theft63.43.03.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.370.400.89 Getting worse
Public Order2.53.557 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.11.41.20.89 Safer
Shoplifting4.6663.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.350.120.35 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime11868 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17212432 Getting worse

Changes In Halesowen's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Halesowen's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Halesowen that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Homer Hill Recreation Ground1---400.82
The Grove Recreation Ground3---117

Comparing Halesowen to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.082.9% safer
Halesowen69.03-
Croydon82.4816% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0523% more dangerous
Bristol90.5224% more dangerous
Coventry102.2432% more dangerous
Leicester111.5938% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Halesowen's Neighbourhoods

Halesowen Town is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Halesowen, followed by Cradley West & Hayes Lane in second place, and Shell Corner & Hurst Green as the third most dangerous area. Halesowen's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Cradley East, Hawne, and Hayley Green.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cradley East70669Fifth
Cradley West & Hayes Lane51584Second
Halesowen Town90194First
Hawne52766Sixth
Hayley Green32039Seventh
Quinton West44975Fourth
Shell Corner & Hurst Green67983Third

Halesowen Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Halesowen for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourHayley Green (30)Halesowen Town (148)
Bicycle TheftCradley East (1)Quinton West (4)
BurglaryCradley East (33)Cradley West & Hayes Lane (69)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHayley Green (17)Halesowen Town (81)
DrugsCradley East (5)Shell Corner & Hurst Green (20)
Other CrimeQuinton West (4)Cradley East (27)
Other TheftHayley Green (12)Shell Corner & Hurst Green (39)
Possession of WeaponsHayley Green (4)Cradley West & Hayes Lane (13)
Public OrderHayley Green (31)Halesowen Town (89)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hayley Green (3)Shell Corner & Hurst Green (11)
ShopliftingCradley West & Hayes Lane (2)Halesowen Town (95)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cradley East (2)Halesowen Town (11)
Vehicle CrimeCradley East (49)Quinton West (82)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHayley Green (132)Halesowen Town (429)

Crime in Halesowen During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Halesowen change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Halesowen saw a 700% increase in drugs. Halesowen saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 81% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%+218%+225%+53%+25%+31%+46%+143%+192%+55%
Bicycle Theft--50%---50%-+200%---
Burglary-58%-41%-81%-32%-69%--22%+28%-24%-43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-51%-21%-32%-67%-21%-33%-22%-3%+50%+5%
Drugs+75%+75%+29%--67%-50%--20%-+700%
Other Crime+50%--67%+200%+200%-17%-60%-33%+125%+100%
Other Theft-40%-62%-16%-39%+4%-6%+100%-9%-8%-22%
Possession of Weapons-80%-67%+50%----75%-50%+50%-
Public Order-13%+25%+53%+360%+4%+189%+29%+73%+65%+37%
Robbery+600%-43%-30%+100%-50%-33%-60%+33%-17%-20%
Shoplifting-44%+24%+5%-44%-57%-44%-11%+182%+48%+105%
Theft From the Person---80%-------67%
Vehicle Crime-7%-58%-68%-42%-31%+14%-28%+32%+5%+71%
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%-15%-1%+22%+17%+22%+46%+53%+40%+37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Halesowen

What police force serves Halesowen?
Halesowen's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.

How dangerous is Halesowen?
Halesowen is the second safest medium-sized town in the West Midlands.

What is Halesowen's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Halesowen are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Halesowen?
Halesowen's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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