Oldbury is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Oldbury in 2021 was 129 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 9% higher than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Oldbury is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 270th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In September 2021, Oldbury was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for drugs, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.70 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Oldbury residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Oldbury recorded 4 reports of theft from the person during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst medium-sized town for theft from the person in the West Midlands that month.
The most common crimes in Oldbury are violence and sexual offences, with 1,527 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 59. This is 32% higher than 2020's figure of 1,045 offences and a difference of 18.72 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Oldbury's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 25% from 2020's figure of 12 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands
31% higher, regional crime rate
41% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Oldbury is 31% higher than the West Midlands and 41% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Oldbury represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||274||10.64||35,993||12.29||16% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||16||0.62||2,439||0.83||34% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||231||8.97||28,353||9.68||8% safer|
|Drugs||143||5.56||7,355||2.51||55% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||65||2.53||6,671||2.28||10% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||203||7.89||20,301||6.93||12% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||52||2.02||5,486||1.87||7% more dangerous|
|Public Order||385||14.96||35,215||12.02||20% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||16||0.62||3,202||1.09||76% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||364||14.14||29,930||10.22||28% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,527||59.32||166,641||56.90||4.1% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Public order||On or near Newfield Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Starkie Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bromford Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Arden Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Alston Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Underhill Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Parkfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Farm Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Drugs||On or near Causeway Green Road||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Martley Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Brunel Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Wolverhampton Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Freeth Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Titford Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Brades Rise||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Newfield Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Ivy House Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Park Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||8||7||9||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||1.6||1.4||2.0||2.5||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.74||1.3||0.89||2.0||Getting worse|
|Public Order||5||7||8||15||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||2.6||1.8||1.2||2.0||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.62||0.47||0.39||0.62||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||29||34||41||59||Getting worse|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||129.64||0.35% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||2.3% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||14% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Oldbury & Rood End||1,060||130||First|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Oldbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Oldbury saw a 331% increase in anti-social behaviour. Oldbury saw a large fall in drugs during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||-59%||-50%||-8%||+40%||+14%||-||-6%||-14%||+64%|
|Possession of Weapons||-75%||-||-33%||-||-50%||-||+50%||-||-60%||+200%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||+200%||-||-||-50%||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-35%||-32%||+3%||+26%||-1%||+58%||+39%||+41%||+25%||+61%|