Sedgley Crime Overview

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 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 49% lower than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sedgley is the 71st safest medium-sized town, and the 1,987th 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.

The most common crimes in Sedgley are violence and sexual offences, with 875 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 692 offences and a difference of 5.86 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Sedgley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 25% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Sedgley Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Sedgley This Year

 SedgleyWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48615.5654,08418.4719% safer
Bicycle Theft80.262,2770.78200% safer
Burglary1605.1219,5956.6931% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1996.3721,9107.4817% safer
Drugs160.515,9122.02296% safer
Other Crime361.155,4801.8763% safer
Other Theft842.6916,5355.65110% safer
Possession of Weapons250.803,2831.1240% safer
Public Order1585.0623,7988.1361% safer
Robbery250.806,8322.33191% safer
Shoplifting300.9611,5353.94310% safer
Theft From the Person90.292,1620.74155% safer
Vehicle Crime2879.1926,8569.170.22% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences87528.02120,78041.2447% safer

Sedgley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kingswinford2,60050.8820% safer
Aldridge2,16154.7612% safer
Halesowen3,44057.656% safer
Sedgley1,91261.23-
Rowley Regis2,80678.4022% more dangerous
Smethwick4,35481.1425% more dangerous
Willenhall4,50184.9628% more dangerous
Bloxwich4,64888.9731% more dangerous
Oldbury2,43094.4135% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sedgley

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Sedgley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1911916Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.290.160.190.26Getting worse
Burglary5665Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766Safer
Drugs0.220.290.450.51Getting worse
Other Crime0.480.991.21.2Getting worse
Other Theft3.33.44.02.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.350.700.80Getting worse
Public Order1.62.73.25Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.991.21.40.80Safer
Shoplifting2.62.61.70.96Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.420.290.29Safer
Vehicle Crime911109Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14182228Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Sedgley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sedgley61.23-
Barnet67.7110% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8129% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8740% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Sedgley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Lower Gornal & The Straits48854Third
Sedgley East47278Second
Sedgley West27841Fourth
Upper Gornal & Ruiton51279First

Sedgley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSedgley West (72)Sedgley East (139)
Bicycle TheftLower Gornal & The Straits (2)Sedgley West (3)
BurglaryLower Gornal & The Straits (36)Sedgley East (44)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSedgley West (27)Sedgley East (64)
DrugsLower Gornal & The Straits (2)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (6)
Other CrimeSedgley East (5)Lower Gornal & The Straits (16)
Other TheftLower Gornal & The Straits (17)Sedgley East (22)
Possession of WeaponsLower Gornal & The Straits (3)Sedgley West (11)
Public OrderLower Gornal & The Straits (38)Sedgley East (43)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Sedgley West (3)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (9)
ShopliftingLower Gornal & The Straits (8)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (13)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lower Gornal & The Straits (1)Sedgley East (3)
Vehicle CrimeSedgley West (54)Lower Gornal & The Straits (87)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSedgley West (83)Upper Gornal & Ruiton (270)

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%+26%+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%--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%+55%+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%+5%+22%+39%+19%+21%+43%+43%+51%

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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021