Stourbridge Crime Overview

Stourbridge 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 Stourbridge 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, Stourbridge is among the top 20 safest major towns, and the 2,001st 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 81 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Stourbridge residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous major town for criminal damage and arson, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.05 per 1,000 residents. Stourbridge recorded 11 reports of other crime during November 2019, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst major town for other crime in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Stourbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 1,686 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 1,424 offences and a difference of 4.05 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Stourbridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 15 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 53% from 2019's figure of 23 crimes.

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Crime in Stourbridge Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Stourbridge This Year

 StourbridgeWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86613.4054,08418.4738% safer
Bicycle Theft240.372,2770.78111% safer
Burglary4376.7619,5956.691.0% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson3345.1721,9107.4845% safer
Drugs681.055,9122.0292% safer
Other Crime901.395,4801.8735% safer
Other Theft2493.8516,5355.6547% safer
Possession of Weapons430.673,2831.1267% safer
Public Order3184.9223,7988.1365% safer
Robbery741.156,8322.33103% safer
Shoplifting2523.9011,5353.941.0% safer
Theft From the Person150.232,1620.74222% safer
Vehicle Crime3635.6226,8569.1763% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,68626.09120,78041.2458% safer

Stourbridge Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sutton Coldfield5,20548.4026% safer
Stourbridge3,95361.17-
Solihull6,63361.200.05% more dangerous
Dudley8,739103.0441% more dangerous
West Bromwich8,610109.0144% more dangerous
Walsall8,065110.1444% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stourbridge

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Stourbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1612913Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.460.320.37Safer
Burglary8777Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9775Safer
Drugs0.670.541.11.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.670.711.21.4Getting worse
Other Theft8863.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.540.680.67Getting worse
Public Order2.03.44.24.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.41.11.2Safer
Shoplifting5863.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.460.460.360.23Safer
Vehicle Crime9976Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14182226Getting 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 2020.

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
Stourbridge61.17-
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 Stourbridge's Neighbourhoods

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Amblecote West & Stambermill47172Third
Lye & Wynall59989Second
Norton North27546Sixth
Oldswinford & Pedmore36457Fourth
Pedmore Fields31250Fifth
Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter806100First
Wollaston25844Seventh

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 (190)
Bicycle TheftPedmore Fields (1)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (6)
BurglaryNorton North (23)Lye & Wynall (80)
Criminal Damage and ArsonNorton North (22)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (86)
DrugsPedmore Fields (3)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (18)
Other CrimeWollaston (7)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (17)
Other TheftWollaston (6)Lye & Wynall (44)
Possession of WeaponsNorton North (1)Amblecote West & Stambermill (12)
Public OrderNorton North (19)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (77)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Wollaston (1)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (27)
ShopliftingPedmore Fields (1)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (116)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Oldswinford & Pedmore (1)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (7)
Vehicle CrimePedmore Fields (25)Stourbridge Town & Old Quarter (55)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWollaston (97)Lye & Wynall (288)

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 June, when Stourbridge saw a 433% increase in other crime. Stourbridge saw a large fall in robbery during August, when it fell by 78% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-2%+117%+148%+35%+2%+21%+10%+32%+97%+204%
Bicycle Theft-+300%-+50%+33%-+200%+200%--
Burglary+3%+8%-60%-37%-10%-43%-24%+78%-37%-21%
Criminal Damage and Arson-19%-50%--31%-44%-18%-19%+13%-36%+30%
Drugs-33%+33%-+100%+250%--33%+100%-45%-60%
Other Crime+200%-40%-55%+433%+17%+250%+140%-77%-45%+29%
Other Theft-4%-50%-40%-52%-38%-3%-34%-43%-17%-25%
Possession of Weapons----+50%-40%-60%-70%+33%-
Public Order-19%+33%-11%+93%+48%-8%+105%-20%+55%+40%
Robbery+20%+67%-33%-50%-29%-78%+43%+133%+40%+300%
Shoplifting-51%-70%-61%-54%-43%-56%-24%-17%-7%-47%
Theft From the Person+50%-------75%--
Vehicle Crime+15%-39%+17%-65%-65%-50%+22%-27%-14%-26%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-23%+4%+17%+35%+92%+44%-1%+36%+35%

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 second 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021