Halesowen Crime Overview

Halesowen is the third 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 2020 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Halesowen is the 58th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,289th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Halesowen was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for burglary, with 32 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.54 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Halesowen residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for possession of weapons, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Halesowen recorded 7 reports of robbery during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Halesowen are violence and sexual offences, with 1,416 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 1,226 offences and a difference of 3.18 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Halesowen's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 21 crimes.

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Crime in Halesowen Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Halesowen This Year

 HalesowenWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour79013.2454,08418.4740% safer
Bicycle Theft130.222,2770.78255% safer
Burglary3315.5519,5956.6921% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2213.7021,9107.48102% safer
Drugs560.945,9122.02115% safer
Other Crime641.075,4801.8775% safer
Other Theft1772.9716,5355.6590% safer
Possession of Weapons240.403,2831.12180% safer
Public Order3235.4123,7988.1350% safer
Robbery701.176,8322.3399% safer
Shoplifting3535.9211,5353.9433% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.122,1620.74517% safer
Vehicle Crime3856.4526,8569.1742% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,41623.73120,78041.2474% safer

Halesowen Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford2,60050.8813% safer
Aldridge2,16154.765% safer
Halesowen3,44057.65-
Sedgley1,91261.236% more dangerous
Rowley Regis2,80678.4026% more dangerous
Smethwick4,35481.1429% more dangerous
Willenhall4,50184.9632% more dangerous
Bloxwich4,64888.9735% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Halesowen

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Recent Crimes in Halesowen

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near IslingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near IslingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near IslingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near IslingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Other theftOn or near B4043Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snowdon GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snowdon GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snowdon GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Moorfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Purbeck CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Colman Hill AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Fairfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Public orderOn or near Yew Tree RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Public orderOn or near Yew Tree RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Public orderOn or near Yew Tree RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yew Tree RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brandon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bassnage RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Portsdown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Halesowen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour129813Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.250.080.150.22Getting worse
Burglary9986Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6563.7Safer
Drugs0.920.820.700.94Getting worse
Other Crime0.740.620.961.1Getting worse
Other Theft563.43.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.490.370.40Getting worse
Public Order2.12.53.55Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.941.11.41.2Getting worse
Shoplifting4.34.666Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.300.350.12Safer
Vehicle Crime111186Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12172124Getting 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 2020.

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
Halesowen57.65-
Barnet67.7115% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2133% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2846% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% 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 Cradley East as the third most dangerous area. Halesowen's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Hawne, Hayley Green, and Quinton West.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cradley East63863Third
Cradley West & Hayes Lane40165Second
Halesowen Town82486First
Hawne41252Fifth
Hayley Green28335Seventh
Quinton West31052Sixth
Shell Corner & Hurst Green45856Fourth

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 (79)Halesowen Town (196)
Bicycle TheftHayley Green (2)Cradley West & Hayes Lane (3)
BurglaryCradley East (45)Cradley West & Hayes Lane (46)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHayley Green (14)Cradley East (55)
DrugsCradley East (6)Cradley West & Hayes Lane (8)
Other CrimeHawne (5)Shell Corner & Hurst Green (11)
Other TheftHayley Green (8)Cradley West & Hayes Lane (23)
Possession of WeaponsShell Corner & Hurst Green (2)Hawne (6)
Public OrderHayley Green (26)Halesowen Town (87)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hayley Green (3)Halesowen Town (24)
ShopliftingShell Corner & Hurst Green (2)Halesowen Town (187)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cradley East (1)Halesowen Town (3)
Vehicle CrimeHayley Green (28)Quinton West (59)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHayley Green (94)Cradley East (358)

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 possession of weapons during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Halesowen's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%+218%+225%+53%+25%+31%+46%+143%+192%+55%
Bicycle Theft--50%---50%-+200%---
Burglary-58%-41%-79%-32%-69%-3%-22%+28%-24%-43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-51%-21%-32%-67%-18%-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%+47%+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 third 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021