Solihull Crime Overview

Solihull is the third 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 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, Solihull is the 21st safest major town, and the 1,997th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Solihull was the worst major town in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Solihull residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous major town for burglary, recording 61 crimes at a rate of 0.56 per 1,000 residents. Solihull recorded 18 reports of drugs during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst major town for drugs in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Solihull are violence and sexual offences, with 2,358 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 1,815 offences and a difference of 5.01 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Solihull's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 58 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 3.4% from 2019's figure of 60 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Solihull This Year

 SolihullWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,0409.6054,08418.4792% safer
Bicycle Theft1101.012,2770.7823% more dangerous
Burglary6095.6219,5956.6919% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4313.9821,9107.4888% safer
Drugs1421.315,9122.0254% safer
Other Crime1251.155,4801.8763% safer
Other Theft4344.0016,5355.6541% safer
Possession of Weapons580.543,2831.12107% safer
Public Order5354.9423,7988.1365% safer
Robbery1701.576,8322.3348% safer
Shoplifting5825.3711,5353.9427% more dangerous
Theft From the Person620.572,1620.7430% safer
Vehicle Crime1,0179.3826,8569.172.2% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,35821.76120,78041.2490% safer

Crime in Solihull Compared To West Midlands

Solihull Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sutton Coldfield5,20548.4026% safer
Stourbridge3,95361.170.05% safer
Solihull6,63361.20-
Dudley8,739103.0441% more dangerous
West Bromwich8,610109.0144% more dangerous
Walsall8,065110.1444% more dangerous

Solihull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour119810Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.81.11.11.0Safer
Burglary101076Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.44.44.0Safer
Drugs0.610.770.721.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.540.920.921.2Getting worse
Other Theft6864.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.290.550.54Getting worse
Public Order2.42.83.74.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.72.02.11.6Safer
Shoplifting9875Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.710.570.780.57Safer
Vehicle Crime129119Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131722Getting worse

Changes In Solihull's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Solihull to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Solihull61.20-
Barnet67.7110% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8129% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8741% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Solihull's Neighbourhoods

Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Solihull, followed by Shirley West in second place, and Olton & Kineton Green as the third most dangerous area. Solihull's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Monkspath North, Monkspath South, and Ulverley Green & Langley.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blossomfield67675Fifth
Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross1,030148First
Lode Heath50148Eighth
Lyndon North23439Tenth
Lyndon South54775Sixth
Monkspath North1502513th
Monkspath South2153811th
Olton & Kineton Green55080Third
Shirley East48649Seventh
Shirley Heath26142Ninth
Shirley West54182Second
Solihull Lodge47376Fourth
Ulverley Green & Langley2323712th

Solihull Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourMonkspath North (27)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (169)
Bicycle TheftOlton & Kineton Green (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (25)
BurglaryMonkspath South (13)Solihull Lodge (75)
Criminal Damage and ArsonMonkspath South (8)Olton & Kineton Green (70)
DrugsUlverley Green & Langley (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (34)
Other CrimeShirley Heath (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (18)
Other TheftLyndon North (6)Monkspath South (61)
Possession of WeaponsShirley West (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (13)
Public OrderMonkspath North (3)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (82)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ulverley Green & Langley (2)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (44)
ShopliftingUlverley Green & Langley (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (255)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lode Heath (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (38)
Vehicle CrimeMonkspath South (35)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (102)
Violence and Sexual OffencesMonkspath North (52)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (272)

Crime in Solihull During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-49%+22%+41%+38%+17%+11%+5%+43%+111%+14%
Bicycle Theft-60%+125%-38%+75%+33%-47%-50%+60%-50%+220%
Burglary-26%-40%-42%-35%-22%+22%+7%-18%-52%-49%
Criminal Damage and Arson-2%-28%-51%-11%+50%+2%-3%+9%-34%-20%
Drugs+78%+114%+180%+275%+100%+64%+133%+50%+17%+44%
Other Crime-55%-33%+9%-21%+44%+150%+160%+50%+40%+57%
Other Theft-24%-43%-67%-55%-37%-42%-8%-28%-50%+2%
Possession of Weapons-60%-60%+200%-50%-+300%-71%+50%-29%+50%
Public Order-14%+13%+31%-25%-10%+358%+50%+39%+67%+94%
Robbery-35%-59%-14%-50%-70%-6%-8%-38%-56%+36%
Shoplifting-48%-23%-54%-51%-21%-40%+8%-7%-9%-19%
Theft From the Person+233%-90%--63%-60%+100%-25%+20%-25%-22%
Vehicle Crime-36%-79%-54%-24%-4%+33%+49%-8%-21%+30%
Violence and Sexual Offences+3%-8%+41%+28%+23%+55%+15%+35%+40%+62%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Solihull

What police force serves Solihull?
Solihull's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Solihull?
Solihull is the third safest major town in the West Midlands.
What is Solihull's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Solihull are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Solihull?
Solihull's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021