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Crime and Safety in Solihull

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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.

Solihull 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Major Towns, The West Midlands

98% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

170% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Solihull Crime Rate Over Time

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Solihull Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Solihull

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021272,920
2020616,633
2019626,695
2018616,649
2017626,679
2016535,748

Crime in Solihull Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Solihull This Year

 SolihullWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3953.6418,6446.37 75% safer
Bicycle Theft460.428190.28 33% more dangerous
Burglary2192.026,9632.38 18% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1841.7010,9033.72 119% safer
Drugs710.663,0731.05 59% safer
Other Crime490.452,8720.98 118% safer
Other Theft1711.587,4542.55 61% safer
Possession of Weapons330.301,8320.63 110% safer
Public Order2722.5113,5274.62 84% safer
Robbery570.532,7330.93 75% safer
Shoplifting2382.204,7571.62 26% more dangerous
Theft From the Person250.239760.33 43% safer
Vehicle Crime4313.9811,0913.79 4.8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,12410.3764,58922.05 113% safer

Solihull Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sutton Coldfield2,57523.9512% safer
Solihull2,92026.94-
Stourbridge1,95030.1811% more dangerous
Dudley3,99047.0443% more dangerous
Walsall3,83652.3949% more dangerous
West Bromwich4,44356.2552% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Solihull

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Recent Crimes in Solihull

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walsgrave DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Kilsby GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melplash AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wharf LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wiseacre CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Castle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Olton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Prince Of Wales LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burford CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hob'S Moat RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beamans CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charlotte GardensAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Marshall Lake RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Binley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Croft Down RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Barford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yoxall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near St Margaret'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Foredrove LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Hob'S MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect

Solihull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour98103.6 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.11.00.42 Safer
Burglary10762.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.44.44.01.7 Safer
Drugs0.770.721.30.66 Safer
Other Crime0.920.921.20.45 Safer
Other Theft864.01.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.550.540.30 Safer
Public Order2.83.74.92.5 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.02.11.60.53 Safer
Shoplifting8752.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.570.780.570.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime91194.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13172210 Safer

Changes In Solihull's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Solihull's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Camp Hill Rugby Football Club1----00.39
Olton Jubilee Recreation Ground7-1--00.89
Shirley Park-----10.08
Silhill Football Club2----21.7
Tudor Grange Park24215141.3

Comparing Solihull to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Solihull26.94-
Coventry39.9333% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6046% more dangerous
Barnet67.0860% more dangerous
Croydon82.4867% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0370% more dangerous
Bristol90.5270% more dangerous
Leicester111.5976% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0678% more dangerous
Bradford132.2880% more dangerous
Leeds150.9482% more dangerous

Crime in Solihull's Neighbourhoods

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.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blossomfield29733Fifth
Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross33148First
Lode Heath23522Eighth
Lyndon North11720Tenth
Lyndon South29040Second
Monkspath North50813th
Monkspath South1081911th
Olton & Kineton Green24736Fourth
Shirley East25226Seventh
Shirley Heath1091812th
Shirley West24137Third
Solihull Lodge19030Sixth
Ulverley Green & Langley12620Ninth

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 BehaviourShirley Heath (8)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (52)
Bicycle TheftLyndon South (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (22)
BurglaryShirley East (8)Olton & Kineton Green (29)
Criminal Damage and ArsonMonkspath South (4)Lyndon South (31)
DrugsUlverley Green & Langley (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (13)
Other CrimeShirley West (2)Lyndon South (8)
Other TheftMonkspath North (3)Monkspath South (25)
Possession of WeaponsUlverley Green & Langley (1)Solihull Lodge (4)
Public OrderMonkspath North (2)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (32)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ulverley Green & Langley (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (10)
ShopliftingLyndon North (2)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (76)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lode Heath (1)Central Solihull & Sharmans Cross (6)
Vehicle CrimeMonkspath North (6)Olton & Kineton Green (43)
Violence and Sexual OffencesMonkspath North (12)Lyndon South (125)

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 second 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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