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Crime and Safety in Sedgley, West Midlands

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Sedgley is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in the West Midlands, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sedgley in 2021 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sedgley is the 92nd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,089th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Sedgley was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for possession of weapons, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Sedgley residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Sedgley recorded 4 reports of other crime during April 2016, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Sedgley are violence and sexual offences, with 1,172 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 26% higher than 2020's figure of 868 offences and a difference of 9.74 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Sedgley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Sedgley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands

11% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

4.8% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sedgley is 11% lower than the West Midlands and 4.8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sedgley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Sedgley 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 Sedgley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021802,508
2020611,903
2019581,805
2018541,686
2017451,415
2016411,275

Crime in Sedgley Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Sedgley This Year

 SedgleyWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2748.7835,99312.29 40% safer
Bicycle Theft60.192,4390.83 337% safer
Burglary1534.9018,7756.41 31% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2989.5428,3539.68 1.5% safer
Drugs230.747,3552.51 239% safer
Other Crime591.896,6712.28 21% safer
Other Theft973.1120,3016.93 123% safer
Possession of Weapons290.935,4861.87 101% safer
Public Order2778.8735,21512.02 36% safer
Robbery491.577,4092.53 61% safer
Shoplifting321.0212,9874.43 334% safer
Theft From the Person80.263,2021.09 319% safer
Vehicle Crime3059.7729,93010.22 4.6% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,17237.54166,64156.90 52% safer

Sedgley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford3,26363.8626% safer
Halesowen4,11969.0316% safer
Aldridge2,99875.966% safer
Sedgley2,50880.32-
Rowley Regis3,57799.9420% more dangerous
Smethwick5,754107.2225% more dangerous
Willenhall6,064114.4730% more dangerous
Tipton5,334117.7932% more dangerous
Bloxwich6,444123.3535% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sedgley

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Recent Crimes in Sedgley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hillary CrestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Summer LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Jew'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bird StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Monument LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Louise StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hill SideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brookbank RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cross PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snowshill GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Central DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Retreat GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aylesford CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Garden WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wrekin View RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barr StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mount CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Westcroft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Sedgley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour118169 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.160.190.260.19 Safer
Burglary6654.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson76610 Getting worse
Drugs0.290.450.510.74 Getting worse
Other Crime0.991.21.21.9 Getting worse
Other Theft3.44.02.73.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.700.800.93 Getting worse
Public Order2.73.259 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.40.801.6 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.61.70.961.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.290.290.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime1110910 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18222838 Getting worse

Changes In Sedgley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Sedgley's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Sedgley that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Abbey Street Recreation Ground5--1545

Comparing Sedgley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0820% safer
Sedgley80.32-
Croydon82.482.6% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0511% more dangerous
Bristol90.5211% more dangerous
Coventry102.2421% more dangerous
Leicester111.5928% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6438% more dangerous
Bradford132.2839% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Sedgley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Lower Gornal & The Straits68476Third
Sedgley East57895Second
Sedgley West38156Fourth
Upper Gornal & Ruiton736113First

Sedgley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSedgley West (31)Sedgley East (73)
Bicycle TheftLower Gornal & The Straits (1)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (3)
BurglarySedgley West (23)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (43)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSedgley West (36)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (99)
DrugsSedgley West (2)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (7)
Other CrimeSedgley East (8)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (19)
Other TheftUpper Gornal & Ruiton (17)Sedgley West (29)
Possession of WeaponsSedgley West (4)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (10)
Public OrderSedgley West (44)Sedgley East (78)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Lower Gornal & The Straits (5)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (18)
ShopliftingSedgley West (4)Lower Gornal & The Straits (20)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lower Gornal & The Straits (1)Sedgley East (4)
Vehicle CrimeLower Gornal & The Straits (76)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (93)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSedgley West (152)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (347)

Crime in Sedgley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sedgley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Sedgley saw a 900% increase in possession of weapons. Sedgley saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+27%+232%+277%+200%+13%+68%+31%+227%+100%+33%
Bicycle Theft---+200%------
Burglary+67%-22%-83%-55%-47%+33%+29%-33%-46%-52%
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%+100%-31%+30%+59%-+21%+29%-6%-55%
Drugs---+300%-----+100%
Other Crime-25%-67%+250%-60%-50%-60%+50%--+67%
Other Theft-27%-38%--62%-61%---50%-75%-10%
Possession of Weapons+300%---67%+900%---75%+100%-
Public Order+60%+33%+100%+180%+15%-+40%+150%+45%+18%
Robbery-50%-67%+400%-33%-33%--50%-33%-50%-75%
Shoplifting--33%--75%-25%+200%+200%+50%--
Theft From the Person----+100%-----
Vehicle Crime+38%+50%-41%-42%-46%-43%+62%-38%+75%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%-2%+6%+24%+39%+17%+20%+41%+43%+63%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sedgley

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

How dangerous is Sedgley?
Sedgley is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in the West Midlands.

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

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

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