Kingshurst Crime Overview

Kingshurst is the third safest small town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingshurst in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 91% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingshurst is the 371st safest small town, and the 3,309th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Kingshurst was the worst small town in the West Midlands for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2017 was also a bad month for Kingshurst residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Kingshurst recorded 3 reports of robbery during December 2017, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst small town for robbery in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Kingshurst are violence and sexual offences, with 179 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 156 offences and a difference of 2.80 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Kingshurst's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Kingshurst Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Kingshurst This Year

 KingshurstWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour799.6054,08418.4792% safer
Bicycle Theft10.122,2770.78550% safer
Burglary202.4319,5956.69175% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson374.5021,9107.4866% safer
Drugs50.615,9122.02231% safer
Other Crime50.615,4801.87207% safer
Other Theft465.5916,5355.651.1% safer
Possession of Weapons20.243,2831.12367% safer
Public Order303.6523,7988.13123% safer
Robbery60.736,8322.33219% safer
Shoplifting141.7011,5353.94132% safer
Theft From the Person30.362,1620.74106% safer
Vehicle Crime445.3526,8569.1771% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17921.76120,78041.2490% safer

Kingshurst Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Castle Bromwich36231.7850% safer
Fordbridge40646.392.7% safer
Kingshurst39247.65-
Chelmsley Wood79157.3217% more dangerous
Smith's Wood67161.9323% more dangerous
Coseley1,62969.9632% more dangerous
Brownhills1,50971.1233% more dangerous
Darlaston2,158102.7954% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingshurst

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Kingshurst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour149910Safer
Bicycle Theft0.490.240.240.12Safer
Burglary4.264.92.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9684.5Safer
Drugs0.490.610.730.61No change
Other Crime0.360.240.970.61Getting worse
Other Theft62.74.16Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.360.850.24Safer
Public Order1.82.92.93.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.31.22.10.73Safer
Shoplifting5.01.11.61.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.240.120.36Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6685Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10181922Getting worse

Changes In Kingshurst's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Kingshurst's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Babb's Mill Recreation Ground2112-302.7

Comparing Kingshurst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kingshurst47.65-
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4138% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8144% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Kingshurst's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kingshurst710108First

Crime in Kingshurst During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kingshurst change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Kingshurst saw a 700% increase in other theft. Kingshurst saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during March, when it fell by 94% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-94%+33%+117%+125%-40%+100%--67%+300%+200%
Burglary---75%----71%-33%+250%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-92%-71%+100%+400%-63%-50%-60%--+75%
Drugs----------50%
Other Crime--------+100%-
Other Theft+700%+150%-+400%---73%+40%-80%-20%
Possession of Weapons--------67%--
Public Order-50%--50%-50%+350%--+50%-25%+500%
Robbery-----67%---50%--
Shoplifting-50%---+100%---67%+200%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-43%+17%+200%-75%-33%-33%+75%-33%-67%-58%
Violence and Sexual Offences-61%-20%-40%+100%-9%+20%+47%+85%+75%+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kingshurst

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021