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Crime and Safety in Stourbridge, West Midlands

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Stourbridge is the third safest major 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 Stourbridge in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 55% lower than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stourbridge is the 38th safest major town, and the 1,277th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Stourbridge was the worst major town in the West Midlands for burglary, with 75 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Stourbridge residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous major town for other crime, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Stourbridge recorded 70 reports of criminal damage and arson during February 2017, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst major town for criminal damage and arson in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Stourbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 2,303 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 29% higher than 2020's figure of 1,641 offences and a difference of 10.25 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Stourbridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 24 crimes.

Stourbridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Major Towns, The West Midlands

17% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

0.80% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stourbridge is 17% lower than the West Midlands and 0.80% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stourbridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Stourbridge Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stourbridge represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Stourbridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021764,900
2020593,810
2019623,996
2018623,974
2017573,689
2016493,170

Crime in Stourbridge Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Stourbridge This Year

 StourbridgeWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour6339.8035,99312.29 25% safer
Bicycle Theft160.252,4390.83 232% safer
Burglary3074.7518,7756.41 35% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4587.0928,3539.68 37% safer
Drugs781.217,3552.51 107% safer
Other Crime1061.646,6712.28 39% safer
Other Theft2443.7820,3016.93 83% safer
Possession of Weapons620.965,4861.87 95% safer
Public Order5478.4635,21512.02 42% safer
Robbery590.917,4092.53 178% safer
Shoplifting2063.1912,9874.43 39% safer
Theft From the Person310.483,2021.09 127% safer
Vehicle Crime4837.4729,93010.22 37% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,30335.64166,64156.90 60% safer

Stourbridge Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sutton Coldfield6,63561.7023% safer
Solihull7,84072.344.8% safer
Stourbridge4,90075.83-
Dudley11,105130.9442% more dangerous
Walsall10,482143.1547% more dangerous
West Bromwich11,926151.0050% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stourbridge

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Recent Crimes in Stourbridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mamble RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Forge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Talbot StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bridle RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stourbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HilltopInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Rutland PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Piper PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Walton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rectory CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walton DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ridge GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Enville StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Radley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Talbot StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stourbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1181310 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.460.320.370.25 Safer
Burglary7774.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson674.97 Safer
Drugs0.541.01.01.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.681.21.41.6 Getting worse
Other Theft763.53.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.670.630.96 Getting worse
Public Order3.34.04.88 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.31.01.10.91 Safer
Shoplifting863.73.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.450.360.230.48 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime8757 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18212536 Getting worse

Changes In Stourbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Stourbridge's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Junction Road Playing Fields---1-00.22
Stevens Park3----10.15
Swinford Common--311116

Comparing Stourbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0813% safer
Stourbridge75.83-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0516% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6442% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Stourbridge's Neighbourhoods

Lye & Wynall is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Stourbridge, followed by Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter in second place, and Amblecote West & Stambermill as the third most dangerous area. Stourbridge's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Norton North, Oldswinford & Pedmore, and Pedmore Fields.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Amblecote West & Stambermill57187Third
Lye & Wynall944141First
Norton North37863Fifth
Oldswinford & Pedmore38260Seventh
Pedmore Fields38061Sixth
Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter983121Second
Wollaston40068Fourth

Stourbridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWollaston (38)Lye & Wynall (139)
Bicycle TheftStourbridge Town & Old Quarter (2)Oldswinford & Pedmore (3)
BurglaryNorton North (15)Pedmore Fields (41)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPedmore Fields (27)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (124)
DrugsPedmore Fields (4)Lye & Wynall (15)
Other CrimeWollaston (4)Amblecote West & Stambermill (19)
Other TheftNorton North (11)Lye & Wynall (60)
Possession of WeaponsOldswinford & Pedmore (2)Lye & Wynall (20)
Public OrderOldswinford & Pedmore (37)Lye & Wynall (127)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Pedmore Fields (1)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (19)
ShopliftingPedmore Fields (1)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (84)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lye & Wynall (1)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (15)
Vehicle CrimeOldswinford & Pedmore (38)Wollaston (61)
Violence and Sexual OffencesOldswinford & Pedmore (151)Lye & Wynall (506)

Crime in Stourbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stourbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Stourbridge saw a 600% increase in drugs. Stourbridge saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 78% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+8%+126%+140%+37%+9%+35%+14%+41%+134%+216%
Bicycle Theft-+300%-+50%+33%-+200%+200%--
Burglary-+8%-58%-32%-10%-40%-24%+59%-35%-21%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-53%-4%-31%-49%-18%-21%+10%-37%+33%
Drugs-20%+33%+20%+100%+600%--44%+100%-55%-60%
Other Crime+167%-40%-55%+400%+17%+250%+140%-75%-45%+29%
Other Theft-9%-48%-39%-57%-38%-7%-34%-45%-27%-30%
Possession of Weapons-50%-+20%---40%-60%-70%+33%-
Public Order-16%+41%-16%+107%+52%-4%+110%-23%+55%+42%
Robbery+20%+67%-33%-50%-29%-75%+43%+133%+20%+250%
Shoplifting-49%-78%-59%-54%-42%-51%-30%-14%-15%-58%
Theft From the Person+50%-------75%--
Vehicle Crime+16%-42%+18%-64%-64%-45%+29%-23%-12%-28%
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%-25%+1%+18%+35%+91%+42%-1%+38%+42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stourbridge

What police force serves Stourbridge?
Stourbridge's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.

How dangerous is Stourbridge?
Stourbridge is the third safest major town in the West Midlands.

What is Stourbridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stourbridge are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Stourbridge?
Stourbridge's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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