Kingswinford is the safest medium-sized 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 Kingswinford in 2021 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 82% lower than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingswinford is the third safest medium-sized town, and the 3,423rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2021, Kingswinford had the worst crime rate in the West Midlands for vehicle crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.02 per 1,000 inhabitants.
The most common crimes in Kingswinford are violence and sexual offences, with 649 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 71% lower than 2020's figure of 1,109 offences and a difference of 9.00 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Kingswinford's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 14 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands
116% lower, regional crime rate
195% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Kingswinford is 116% lower than the West Midlands and 195% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
Incidents mapped in Kingswinford 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
Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.
Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||222||4.34||18,644||6.37||47% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||4||0.08||819||0.28||250% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||96||1.88||10,903||3.72||98% safer|
|Other Crime||39||0.76||2,872||0.98||29% safer|
|Other Theft||64||1.25||7,454||2.55||104% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||6||0.12||1,832||0.63||425% safer|
|Public Order||119||2.33||13,527||4.62||98% safer|
|Theft From the Person||6||0.12||976||0.33||175% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||126||2.47||11,091||3.79||53% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||649||12.70||64,589||22.05||74% safer|
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|February 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Summer Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Kidderminster Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Cedars Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Gibbons Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Haywharf Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Cottage Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Faulknor Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Tansey Green Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Cot Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near New Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Dudley Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Beachwood Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Crownoakes Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Enville Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Moss Grove||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|February 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Summer Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Drugs||On or near Hawbush Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ashdown Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near High Oak||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||6||4.5||1.9||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.27||0.39||0.33||0.12||Safer|
|Public Order||2.4||2.6||4.8||2.3||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.88||0.82||0.43||0.43||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.16||0.22||0.08||0.12||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||15||19||22||13||Safer|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||39.93||38% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||49.60||50% more dangerous|
|Barnet||67.08||63% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||70% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||73% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||73% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||78% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||80% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||81% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||84% more dangerous|
Kingswinford North is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Kingswinford, followed by Hawbush in second place, and Pensett & Kingswinford East as the third most dangerous area. Kingswinford's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Ashwood, Kingswinford South, and Wall Heath.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Pensett & Kingswinford East||157||24||Third|
|Wordsley & Buckpool||197||20||Fourth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Kingswinford for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Wall Heath (19)||Hawbush (44)|
|Bicycle Theft||Wordsley & Buckpool (1)||Kingswinford North (2)|
|Burglary||Kingswinford South (6)||Hawbush (22)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Ashwood (3)||Pensett & Kingswinford East (15)|
|Drugs||Kingswinford South (1)||Hawbush (2)|
|Other Crime||Wall Heath (1)||Pensett & Kingswinford East (6)|
|Other Theft||Wall Heath (3)||Kingswinford North (19)|
|Possession of Weapons||Hawbush (1)||Kingswinford North (1)|
|Public Order||Wall Heath (4)||Kingswinford North (18)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Hawbush (1)||Kingswinford North (5)|
|Shoplifting||Pensett & Kingswinford East (1)||Wall Heath (29)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Wall Heath (1)||Kingswinford North (3)|
|Vehicle Crime||Kingswinford South (11)||Wall Heath (25)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Wall Heath (43)||Kingswinford North (98)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kingswinford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Kingswinford saw a 600% increase in bicycle theft. Kingswinford saw a large fall in robbery during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Kingswinford's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-38%||-39%||+16%||+58%||+10%||+5%||+10%||-15%||-26%||-22%|
|Possession of Weapons||-50%||+100%||-||+100%||-50%||+300%||-||-||+100%||-50%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+10%||-24%||+2%||+24%||+17%||+21%||+37%||+6%||+18%||+11%|