Kingswinford Crime Overview

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 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 79% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingswinford is the 41st safest medium-sized town, and the 2,949th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2019, Kingswinford was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for burglary, with 34 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.67 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Kingswinford residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Kingswinford recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during January 2018, making its crime rate of 0.04 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Kingswinford are violence and sexual offences, with 1,109 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 994 offences and a difference of 2.25 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Kingswinford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 175% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Crime in Kingswinford Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Kingswinford This Year

 KingswinfordWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour61912.1154,08418.4753% safer
Bicycle Theft140.272,2770.78189% safer
Burglary2494.8719,5956.6937% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2304.5021,9107.4866% safer
Drugs260.515,9122.02296% safer
Other Crime511.005,4801.8787% safer
Other Theft1462.8616,5355.6598% safer
Possession of Weapons170.333,2831.12239% safer
Public Order2434.7623,7988.1371% safer
Robbery220.436,8322.33442% safer
Shoplifting1152.2511,5353.9475% safer
Theft From the Person40.082,1620.74825% safer
Vehicle Crime3747.3226,8569.1725% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,10921.70120,78041.2490% safer

Kingswinford Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford2,60050.88-
Aldridge2,16154.767% more dangerous
Halesowen3,44057.6512% more dangerous
Sedgley1,91261.2317% more dangerous
Rowley Regis2,80678.4035% more dangerous
Smethwick4,35481.1437% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingswinford

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Recent Crimes in Kingswinford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Spinney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wainwright CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Wainwright CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Kilburn DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wainwright CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Bevan RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
June 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Wainwright CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Public orderOn or near Belmont RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belmont RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stream RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stream RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stream RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Park LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021BurglaryOn or near Greenway AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenway AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Kingswinford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1410712Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.410.350.120.27Safer
Burglary6774.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6664.5Safer
Drugs0.290.350.550.51Getting worse
Other Crime0.550.921.11.0Getting worse
Other Theft64.63.82.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.100.270.390.33Getting worse
Public Order1.42.42.64.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.700.880.820.43Safer
Shoplifting3.32.73.72.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.160.220.08Safer
Vehicle Crime8987Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11151922Getting worse

Changes In Kingswinford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kingswinford to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford50.88-
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Kingswinford's Neighbourhoods

Hawbush is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Kingswinford, followed by Kingswinford North 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
Ashwood23042Sixth
Hawbush59367First
Kingswinford North33159Second
Kingswinford South32236Seventh
Pensett & Kingswinford East32449Third
Wall Heath29345Fifth
Wordsley & Buckpool47649Fourth

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 BehaviourAshwood (34)Kingswinford North (90)
Bicycle TheftHawbush (1)Kingswinford North (5)
BurglaryPensett & Kingswinford East (15)Wall Heath (51)
Criminal Damage and ArsonKingswinford South (29)Hawbush (51)
DrugsKingswinford South (2)Ashwood (4)
Other CrimeKingswinford South (4)Hawbush (17)
Other TheftWall Heath (8)Kingswinford North (27)
Possession of WeaponsPensett & Kingswinford East (1)Hawbush (11)
Public OrderKingswinford South (22)Hawbush (63)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Wall Heath (1)Hawbush (11)
ShopliftingKingswinford South (1)Wall Heath (39)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Pensett & Kingswinford East (1)Wall Heath (3)
Vehicle CrimeKingswinford South (48)Kingswinford North (62)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWall Heath (83)Hawbush (262)

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021