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Crime and Safety in Kingswinford, West Midlands

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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.

Kingswinford 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands

116% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

195% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Kingswinford Crime Map

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

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Historical Crime Rates for Kingswinford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021251,262
2020512,600
2019532,687
2018492,493
2017432,222
2016361,820

Crime in Kingswinford Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Kingswinford This Year

 KingswinfordWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2224.3418,6446.37 47% safer
Bicycle Theft40.088190.28 250% safer
Burglary641.256,9632.38 90% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson961.8810,9033.72 98% safer
Drugs80.163,0731.05 556% safer
Other Crime390.762,8720.98 29% safer
Other Theft641.257,4542.55 104% safer
Possession of Weapons60.121,8320.63 425% safer
Public Order1192.3313,5274.62 98% safer
Robbery220.432,7330.93 116% safer
Shoplifting591.154,7571.62 41% safer
Theft From the Person60.129760.33 175% safer
Vehicle Crime1262.4711,0913.79 53% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences64912.7064,58922.05 74% safer

Kingswinford Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford1,26224.70-
Halesowen1,65627.7511% more dangerous
Aldridge1,14328.9615% more dangerous
Sedgley90528.9815% more dangerous
Rowley Regis1,43440.0738% more dangerous
Smethwick2,21041.1840% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingswinford

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Recent Crimes in Kingswinford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Summer StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kidderminster RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Cedars AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Gibbons LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Haywharf RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Cottage StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Faulknor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tansey Green RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Cot LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near New StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dudley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beachwood AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crownoakes DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Enville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moss GroveAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Summer StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Hawbush GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashdown DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High OakUnable to prosecute suspect

Kingswinford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour107124.3 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.350.120.270.08 Safer
Burglary774.91.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.51.9 Safer
Drugs0.350.550.510.16 Safer
Other Crime0.921.11.00.76 Safer
Other Theft4.63.82.91.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.270.390.330.12 Safer
Public Order2.42.64.82.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.880.820.430.43 Safer
Shoplifting2.73.72.21.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.220.080.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime9872.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15192213 Safer

Changes In Kingswinford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kingswinford to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford24.70-
Coventry39.9338% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6050% more dangerous
Barnet67.0863% more dangerous
Croydon82.4870% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0373% more dangerous
Bristol90.5273% more dangerous
Leicester111.5978% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0680% more dangerous
Bradford132.2881% more dangerous
Leeds150.9484% more dangerous

Crime in Kingswinford's Neighbourhoods

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.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ashwood10319Sixth
Hawbush25929Second
Kingswinford North19335First
Kingswinford South11813Seventh
Pensett & Kingswinford East15724Third
Wall Heath12620Fifth
Wordsley & Buckpool19720Fourth

Kingswinford Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWall Heath (19)Hawbush (44)
Bicycle TheftWordsley & Buckpool (1)Kingswinford North (2)
BurglaryKingswinford South (6)Hawbush (22)
Criminal Damage and ArsonAshwood (3)Pensett & Kingswinford East (15)
DrugsKingswinford South (1)Hawbush (2)
Other CrimeWall Heath (1)Pensett & Kingswinford East (6)
Other TheftWall Heath (3)Kingswinford North (19)
Possession of WeaponsHawbush (1)Kingswinford North (1)
Public OrderWall Heath (4)Kingswinford North (18)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hawbush (1)Kingswinford North (5)
ShopliftingPensett & Kingswinford East (1)Wall Heath (29)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Wall Heath (1)Kingswinford North (3)
Vehicle CrimeKingswinford South (11)Wall Heath (25)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWall Heath (43)Kingswinford North (98)

Crime in Kingswinford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+292%+148%+145%+21%+23%+48%+55%+195%+111%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%+600%---
Burglary-17%-34%-76%-59%-42%-61%-44%+17%-47%-31%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-39%+16%+58%+10%+5%+10%-15%-26%-22%
Drugs-+200%-75%-33%-50%-33%----
Other Crime+100%+33%+150%-67%-50%--60%-33%+200%+50%
Other Theft-36%-65%+7%-30%-20%-38%+50%+38%+55%-67%
Possession of Weapons-50%+100%-+100%-50%+300%--+100%-50%
Public Order+22%+83%+79%+36%+50%+90%+100%-+150%+133%
Robbery-86%+200%---25%+150%+50%--80%+50%
Shoplifting-62%-46%-63%-35%-56%-58%+8%-50%-+44%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-14%+14%-32%-28%-55%-75%-27%-+70%-6%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-24%+2%+24%+17%+21%+37%+6%+18%+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kingswinford

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

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

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

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

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