Solihull is the second safest major town 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 Solihull in 2021 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 67% lower than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Solihull is among the top 5 safest major towns, and the 3,921st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Solihull had the worst crime rate in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.02 per 1,000 inhabitants.
The most common crimes in Solihull are violence and sexual offences, with 1,124 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 110% lower than 2020's figure of 2,358 offences and a difference of 11.39 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Solihull's least common crime is theft from the person, with 25 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 148% from 2020's figure of 62 crimes.
Major Towns, The West Midlands
98% lower, regional crime rate
170% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Solihull is 98% lower than the West Midlands and 170% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Solihull 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|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||395||3.64||18,644||6.37||75% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||46||0.42||819||0.28||33% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||184||1.70||10,903||3.72||119% safer|
|Other Crime||49||0.45||2,872||0.98||118% safer|
|Other Theft||171||1.58||7,454||2.55||61% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||33||0.30||1,832||0.63||110% safer|
|Public Order||272||2.51||13,527||4.62||84% safer|
|Shoplifting||238||2.20||4,757||1.62||26% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||25||0.23||976||0.33||43% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||431||3.98||11,091||3.79||4.8% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,124||10.37||64,589||22.05||113% safer|
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|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Walsgrave Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Kilsby Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Melplash Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Wharf Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Wiseacre Croft||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Castle Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Olton Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Prince Of Wales Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Burford Close||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hob'S Moat Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Beamans Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Charlotte Gardens||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|February 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Marshall Lake Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Binley Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Croft Down Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Barford Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Yoxall Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near St Margaret'S Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Foredrove Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Hob'S Meadow||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.4||4.4||4.0||1.7||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.29||0.55||0.54||0.30||Safer|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||2.0||2.1||1.6||0.53||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.57||0.78||0.57||0.23||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||13||17||22||10||Safer|
We only display green spaces in Solihull that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Camp Hill Rugby Football Club||1||-||-||-||-||0||0.39|
|Olton Jubilee Recreation Ground||7||-||1||-||-||0||0.89|
|Silhill Football Club||2||-||-||-||-||2||1.7|
|Tudor Grange Park||2||4||2||15||1||4||1.3|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||39.93||33% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||49.60||46% more dangerous|
|Barnet||67.08||60% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||67% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||70% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||70% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||76% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||78% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||80% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||82% more dangerous|
Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Solihull, followed by Lyndon South in second place, and Shirley West as the third most dangerous area. Solihull's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Monkspath North, Monkspath South, and Shirley Heath.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross||331||48||First|
|Olton & Kineton Green||247||36||Fourth|
|Ulverley Green & Langley||126||20||Ninth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Solihull for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Shirley Heath (8)||Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (52)|
|Bicycle Theft||Lyndon South (1)||Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (22)|
|Burglary||Shirley East (8)||Olton & Kineton Green (29)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Monkspath South (4)||Lyndon South (31)|
|Drugs||Ulverley Green & Langley (1)||Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (13)|
|Other Crime||Shirley West (2)||Lyndon South (8)|
|Other Theft||Monkspath North (3)||Monkspath South (25)|
|Possession of Weapons||Ulverley Green & Langley (1)||Solihull Lodge (4)|
|Public Order||Monkspath North (2)||Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (32)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Ulverley Green & Langley (1)||Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (10)|
|Shoplifting||Lyndon North (2)||Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (76)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Lode Heath (1)||Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (6)|
|Vehicle Crime||Monkspath North (6)||Olton & Kineton Green (43)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Monkspath North (12)||Lyndon South (125)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Solihull change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Solihull saw a 358% increase in public order. Solihull saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019. Solihull saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including other theft, robbery, and shoplifting.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-2%||-28%||-51%||-11%||+50%||+2%||-3%||+9%||-34%||-20%|
|Possession of Weapons||-60%||-60%||+200%||-50%||-||+300%||-71%||+50%||-29%||+50%|
|Theft From the Person||+233%||-90%||-||-63%||-60%||+100%||-25%||+20%||-25%||-22%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+3%||-8%||+41%||+28%||+23%||+55%||+15%||+35%||+40%||+62%|