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Crime and Safety in Kingshurst

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Kingshurst is the safest small town in the West Midlands, and is the safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingshurst in 2021 was 1.1 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 4022% lower than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingshurst is the 25th safest small town, and the 128th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crime in Kingshurst is public order, with 3 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.36. This is 33% higher than 2020's figure of 2 offences and a difference of 0.12 from 2020's crime rate of 0.24. Kingshurst's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Kingshurst 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, The West Midlands

4791% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

6582% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kingshurst is 4791% lower than the West Midlands and 6582% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kingshurst Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Kingshurst represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Kingshurst

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211.19
20201.19
20191.512
20181.210
20171.210
20160.494

Crime in Kingshurst Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Kingshurst This Year

 KingshurstWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40.4918,6446.37 1200% safer
Burglary10.126,9632.38 1883% safer
Public Order30.3613,5274.62 1183% safer
Robbery10.122,7330.93 675% safer
Vehicle Crime20.2411,0913.79 1479% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20.2464,58922.05 9088% safer

Kingshurst Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingshurst91.09-
Castle Bromwich37733.1097% more dangerous
Brownhills78737.0997% more dangerous
Coseley89238.3197% more dangerous
Darlaston93444.4998% more dangerous
Wednesbury94648.7598% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingshurst

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Recent Crimes in Kingshurst

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021RobberyOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021RobberyOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021RobberyOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021RobberyOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Kingshurst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.62.12.70.49 Safer
Burglary0.12--0.12 Safer
Public Order0.24-0.240.36 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.24-0.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime-0.49-0.24 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.240.360.730.24 Safer

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 2021.

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

Comparing Kingshurst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kingshurst1.09-
Coventry39.9397% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6098% more dangerous
Barnet67.0898% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0399% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% more dangerous

Crime in Kingshurst's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kingshurst36856First

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 September, when Kingshurst saw a 200% increase in anti-social behaviour. Kingshurst saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-86%+100%----+200%---

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 safest small town in the West Midlands.

What is Kingshurst's most common crime?
The most common crime in Kingshurst is public order.

What is the least common crime in Kingshurst?
Kingshurst's least common crime is burglary.

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