Smith's Wood is the third most dangerous small town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Smith's Wood in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Smith's Wood is the 346th safest small town, and the 3,183rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In April 2021, Smith's Wood was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in the West Midlands for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Smith's Wood residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Smith's Wood recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in the West Midlands that month.
The most common crimes in Smith's Wood are violence and sexual offences, with 299 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 91% lower than 2020's figure of 570 offences and a difference of 25.01 from 2020's crime rate of 53. Smith's Wood's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.
Third Most Dangerous
Small Towns, The West Midlands
6% lower, regional crime rate
45% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Smith's Wood is 6% lower than the West Midlands and 45% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
Incidents mapped in Smith's Wood represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Smith's Wood||West Midlands|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||62||5.72||18,644||6.37||11% safer|
|Burglary||32||2.95||6,963||2.38||19% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||55||5.08||10,903||3.72||27% more dangerous|
|Drugs||13||1.20||3,073||1.05||12% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||11||1.02||2,872||0.98||3.9% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||18||1.66||7,454||2.55||54% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||6||0.55||1,832||0.63||15% safer|
|Public Order||50||4.62||13,527||4.62||0% safer|
|Theft From the Person||2||0.18||976||0.33||83% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||53||4.89||11,091||3.79||22% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||299||27.60||64,589||22.05||20% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Birmingham Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Auckland Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Tame Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Ellice Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Greenfinch Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Isis Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Burtons Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Vauxhall Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Barle Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Greenfinch Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Robbery||On or near Hamble Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pheasant Croft||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Drugs||On or near Taw Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Nightingale Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Burtons Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hillman Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Sanda Croft||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Jersey Croft||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other crime||On or near Tame Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Riley Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||18||14||10||5||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.74||0.74||1.4||0.55||Safer|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.7||2.3||1.8||0.65||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.46||0.09||0.18||0.18||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||34||38||53||28||Safer|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||25% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||39% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||44% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||44% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||55% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||59% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||62% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||67% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Smith's Wood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Smith's Wood saw a 500% increase in other theft. Smith's Wood saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-67%||+11%||-25%||+10%||-33%||+100%||-27%||-33%||+100%||-13%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||+100%||+100%||+200%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+83%||+32%||-21%||+211%||+47%||+12%||+49%||+42%||+53%||+35%|