Rowley Regis Crime Overview

Rowley Regis is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns 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 Rowley Regis in 2020 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rowley Regis is the 90th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,050th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Rowley Regis was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Rowley Regis residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 26 crimes at a rate of 0.73 per 1,000 residents. Rowley Regis recorded 16 reports of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.45 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Rowley Regis are violence and sexual offences, with 1,370 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 1,118 offences and a difference of 7.04 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Rowley Regis's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 60% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Rowley Regis Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Rowley Regis This Year

 Rowley RegisWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour63317.6954,08418.474.4% safer
Bicycle Theft150.422,2770.7886% safer
Burglary2326.4819,5956.693.2% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2416.7321,9107.4811% safer
Drugs461.295,9122.0257% safer
Other Crime862.405,4801.8722% more dangerous
Other Theft1062.9616,5355.6591% safer
Possession of Weapons180.503,2831.12124% safer
Public Order2517.0123,7988.1316% safer
Robbery521.456,8322.3361% safer
Shoplifting872.4311,5353.9462% safer
Theft From the Person50.142,1620.74429% safer
Vehicle Crime2978.3026,8569.1710% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,37038.28120,78041.248% safer

Rowley Regis Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford2,60050.8854% safer
Aldridge2,16154.7643% safer
Halesowen3,44057.6536% safer
Sedgley1,91261.2328% safer
Rowley Regis2,80678.40-
Smethwick4,35481.143.4% more dangerous
Willenhall4,50184.968% more dangerous
Bloxwich4,64888.9712% more dangerous
Oldbury2,43094.4117% more dangerous
Brierley Hill3,09796.3319% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rowley Regis

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Rowley Regis Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18121018Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.220.170.200.42Getting worse
Burglary7876Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9867Safer
Drugs1.31.11.61.3Safer
Other Crime0.871.21.22.4Getting worse
Other Theft3.13.63.03.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.280.500.50Getting worse
Public Order3.13.74.27Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.41.41.21.4Getting worse
Shoplifting1.72.41.42.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.220.220.14Safer
Vehicle Crime101188Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20243138Getting worse

Changes In Rowley Regis's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rowley Regis to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7116% safer
Coventry77.411.3% safer
Rowley Regis78.40-
Croydon83.226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.819% more dangerous
Bristol86.219% more dangerous
Leicester97.4420% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8724% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2827% more dangerous
Bradford133.0241% more dangerous
Leeds137.1043% more dangerous

Crime in Rowley Regis's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rowley East57086Second
Rowley West36666Fourth
Tividale84568Third
Whiteheath769111First

Rowley Regis Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourRowley West (79)Whiteheath (157)
Bicycle TheftTividale (1)Whiteheath (6)
BurglaryTividale (69)Whiteheath (59)
Criminal Damage and ArsonRowley West (25)Rowley East (56)
DrugsTividale (13)Rowley East (14)
Other CrimeWhiteheath (9)Tividale (29)
Other TheftRowley East (16)Whiteheath (32)
Possession of WeaponsRowley West (1)Tividale (10)
Public OrderRowley West (31)Whiteheath (56)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Tividale (11)Whiteheath (15)
ShopliftingTividale (7)Whiteheath (67)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Tividale (1)Rowley East (3)
Vehicle CrimeRowley East (50)Whiteheath (77)
Violence and Sexual OffencesRowley West (162)Whiteheath (372)

Crime in Rowley Regis During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rowley Regis change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Rowley Regis saw a 700% increase in other crime. Rowley Regis saw a large fall in possession of weapons during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+23%+206%+517%+6%-+65%+112%+88%+33%+71%
Bicycle Theft-+25%---+100%----
Burglary-33%-15%+40%-7%-31%-7%+36%+53%-5%-36%
Criminal Damage and Arson+29%-32%+8%+5%+83%+42%+69%+5%-16%-5%
Drugs-33%-67%-29%+500%-60%+50%-40%-43%+14%-63%
Other Crime+300%-+150%-75%-+60%+700%-+20%+700%
Other Theft-67%+100%-29%+133%-18%+15%-17%+25%+11%+33%
Possession of Weapons-+100%-+50%-80%--33%+400%--
Public Order+43%+63%+13%+130%+6%+173%+79%+114%+73%+38%
Robbery-50%-50%+50%+300%-60%+100%-43%-+300%+600%
Shoplifting-+20%+50%+150%-+33%-70%+150%+200%+380%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-9%+8%-63%-16%-29%-42%-35%+50%+94%+150%
Violence and Sexual Offences-1%+9%+20%+25%+2%+31%+35%+50%+25%+41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rowley Regis

What police force serves Rowley Regis?
Rowley Regis's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Rowley Regis?
Rowley Regis is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in the West Midlands.
What is Rowley Regis's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Rowley Regis are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Rowley Regis?
Rowley Regis's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021