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Crime and Safety in Rowley Regis, West Midlands

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Rowley Regis is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in the West Midlands, and is the 22nd safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rowley Regis in 2021 was 100 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rowley Regis is the 54th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 592nd 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. December 2020 was also a bad month for Rowley Regis residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.45 per 1,000 residents. Rowley Regis recorded 5 reports of possession of weapons during March 2017, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Rowley Regis are violence and sexual offences, with 1,941 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 54. This is 29% higher than 2020's figure of 1,370 offences and a difference of 15.95 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Rowley Regis's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 15 crimes.

Rowley Regis 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands

11% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

24% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rowley Regis is 11% higher than the West Midlands and 24% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rowley Regis Crime Rate Over Time

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Rowley Regis Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Rowley Regis 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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Historical Crime Rates for Rowley Regis

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211003,577
2020782,806
2019662,374
2018662,372
2017572,047
2016511,832

Crime in Rowley Regis Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Rowley Regis This Year

 Rowley RegisWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36110.0935,99312.29 22% safer
Bicycle Theft50.142,4390.83 493% safer
Burglary1474.1118,7756.41 56% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2857.9628,3539.68 22% safer
Drugs521.457,3552.51 73% safer
Other Crime952.656,6712.28 14% more dangerous
Other Theft1173.2720,3016.93 112% safer
Possession of Weapons521.455,4861.87 29% safer
Public Order37210.3935,21512.02 16% safer
Robbery411.157,4092.53 120% safer
Shoplifting1163.2412,9874.43 37% safer
Theft From the Person100.283,2021.09 289% safer
Vehicle Crime3449.6129,93010.22 6% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,94154.23166,64156.90 4.9% safer

Rowley Regis Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford3,26363.8656% safer
Halesowen4,11969.0345% safer
Aldridge2,99875.9632% safer
Sedgley2,50880.3224% safer
Rowley Regis3,57799.94-
Smethwick5,754107.227% more dangerous
Willenhall6,064114.4713% more dangerous
Tipton5,334117.7915% more dangerous
Bloxwich6,444123.3519% more dangerous
Brierley Hill4,047125.8821% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rowley Regis

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Recent Crimes in Rowley Regis

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hanover RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near New Birmingham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Twydale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aston RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dudley Road WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dane TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tower RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New Birmingham RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Freda RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Crusader CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Throne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Springfield TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Admirals WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Siviter'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springfield LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hanover RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Middlefield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Twydale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near New Birmingham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Rowley Regis Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12101810 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.170.200.420.14 Safer
Burglary8764.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8678 Getting worse
Drugs1.11.61.31.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.22.42.6 Getting worse
Other Theft3.63.03.03.3 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.280.500.501.4 Getting worse
Public Order3.74.2710 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.41.21.41.2 Safer
Shoplifting2.41.42.43.2 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.220.140.28 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime118810 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24313854 Getting worse

Changes In Rowley Regis's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rowley Regis to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0849% safer
Croydon82.4821% safer
Sheffield90.0511% safer
Bristol90.5210% safer
Rowley Regis99.94-
Coventry102.242.2% more dangerous
Leicester111.5910% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0619% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6423% more dangerous
Bradford132.2824% more dangerous
Leeds150.9434% more dangerous

Crime in Rowley Regis's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rowley East685104Second
Rowley West48387Fourth
Tividale1,10189Third
Whiteheath1,024147First

Rowley Regis Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourRowley West (44)Rowley East (97)
Bicycle TheftTividale (2)Whiteheath (5)
BurglaryTividale (39)Whiteheath (38)
Criminal Damage and ArsonRowley West (33)Rowley East (69)
DrugsTividale (9)Whiteheath (22)
Other CrimeRowley East (17)Whiteheath (23)
Other TheftRowley East (15)Whiteheath (39)
Possession of WeaponsRowley West (4)Rowley East (16)
Public OrderRowley West (43)Whiteheath (107)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Tividale (9)Whiteheath (15)
ShopliftingTividale (1)Whiteheath (108)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Rowley East (1)Whiteheath (4)
Vehicle CrimeWhiteheath (57)Rowley West (66)
Violence and Sexual OffencesRowley West (251)Whiteheath (523)

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 bicycle theft.

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