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Crime and Safety in Sutton Coldfield

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Sutton Coldfield is the safest major town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sutton Coldfield in 2021 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 88% lower than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sutton Coldfield is the third safest major town, and the 3,274th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Sutton Coldfield was the worst LargeTown.ToInlineText() in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.01 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Sutton Coldfield residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous LargeTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.01 per 1,000 residents. Sutton Coldfield recorded 1 report of drugs during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.01 the worst LargeTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Sutton Coldfield are violence and sexual offences, with 1,187 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 79% lower than 2020's figure of 2,123 offences and a difference of 8.70 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Sutton Coldfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 88% from 2020's figure of 30 crimes.

Sutton Coldfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Major Towns, The West Midlands

123% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

204% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sutton Coldfield is 123% lower than the West Midlands and 204% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sutton Coldfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Sutton Coldfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sutton Coldfield 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 Sutton Coldfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021242,575
2020485,191
2019515,440
2018525,632
2017475,055
2016374,016

Crime in Sutton Coldfield Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Sutton Coldfield This Year

 Sutton ColdfieldWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3943.6618,6446.37 74% safer
Bicycle Theft160.158190.28 87% safer
Burglary1451.356,9632.38 76% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2152.0010,9033.72 86% safer
Drugs480.453,0731.05 133% safer
Other Crime420.392,8720.98 151% safer
Other Theft1531.427,4542.55 80% safer
Possession of Weapons240.221,8320.63 186% safer
Public Order2792.5913,5274.62 78% safer
Robbery570.532,7330.93 75% safer
Shoplifting1531.424,7571.62 14% safer
Theft From the Person190.189760.33 83% safer
Vehicle Crime2372.2011,0913.79 72% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,18711.0464,58922.05 100% safer

Sutton Coldfield Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sutton Coldfield2,57523.95-
Solihull2,92026.9411% more dangerous
Stourbridge1,95030.1821% more dangerous
Dudley3,99047.0449% more dangerous
Walsall3,83652.3954% more dangerous
West Bromwich4,44356.2557% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sutton Coldfield

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Recent Crimes in Sutton Coldfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lisures DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Duncalfe DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Churchill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Faircroft AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gate LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Chester Road NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wheatmoor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Wilmcote DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Highbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near College RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lyneham GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Delancey KeepUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lisures DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Dalkeith RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Churchill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Sutton Coldfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour97113.7 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.720.270.280.15 Safer
Burglary974.21.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.74.23.22.0 Safer
Drugs0.810.710.730.45 Safer
Other Crime0.590.600.730.39 Safer
Other Theft64.43.31.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.400.460.22 Safer
Public Order2.83.64.22.6 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.21.30.53 Safer
Shoplifting553.31.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.280.220.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime9772.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13162011 Safer

Changes In Sutton Coldfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Sutton Coldfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Rectory Park1--3320.40

Comparing Sutton Coldfield to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sutton Coldfield23.95-
Coventry39.9340% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6052% more dangerous
Barnet67.0864% more dangerous
Croydon82.4871% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0373% more dangerous
Bristol90.5274% more dangerous
Leicester111.5979% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0681% more dangerous
Bradford132.2882% more dangerous
Leeds150.9484% more dangerous

Crime in Sutton Coldfield's Neighbourhoods

Sutton Coldfield South & Central is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Sutton Coldfield, followed by Chester Road in second place, and Reddicap Heath as the third most dangerous area. Sutton Coldfield's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Little Sutton & Roughley, Streetly North, and Wylde Green.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chester Road37738Second
Four Oaks15222Eighth
Hill Hook11819Ninth
Kingstanding North19133Sixth
Little Sutton & Roughley1291511th
New Oscott31834Fifth
Rectory Park & New Hall Valley26734Fourth
Reddicap Heath37036Third
Streetly North731213th
Streetly South14822Seventh
Sutton Coldfield North & Park17318Tenth
Sutton Coldfield South & Central32540First
Wylde Green801412th

Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourLittle Sutton & Roughley (16)Chester Road (68)
Bicycle TheftNew Oscott (1)Sutton Coldfield South & Central (6)
BurglaryHill Hook (4)Wylde Green (15)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLittle Sutton & Roughley (4)Sutton Coldfield South & Central (42)
DrugsLittle Sutton & Roughley (1)Kingstanding North (9)
Other CrimeNew Oscott (1)Rectory Park & New Hall Valley (8)
Other TheftLittle Sutton & Roughley (3)Streetly South (20)
Possession of WeaponsChester Road (1)Reddicap Heath (6)
Public OrderStreetly North (5)Chester Road (51)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Streetly North (1)Rectory Park & New Hall Valley (11)
ShopliftingReddicap Heath (1)New Oscott (73)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Chester Road (1)Rectory Park & New Hall Valley (5)
Vehicle CrimeHill Hook (11)Chester Road (35)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWylde Green (23)Reddicap Heath (213)

Crime in Sutton Coldfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sutton Coldfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Sutton Coldfield saw a 1,000% increase in robbery. Sutton Coldfield saw a large fall in drugs during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+116%+199%+74%+19%+36%+112%+31%+122%+38%
Bicycle Theft-50%--+500%--25%-60%+100%--
Burglary-32%-82%-63%-52%--15%-45%+2%-23%-47%
Criminal Damage and Arson-28%-42%+4%-44%-14%-58%+25%-13%+62%-26%
Drugs--92%+43%-14%+200%-44%+33%-13%+100%+300%
Other Crime-25%+20%-20%+100%-11%+33%---43%+150%
Other Theft-13%-59%-32%-18%-27%+9%-19%-35%+3%-42%
Possession of Weapons-20%----75%+400%-33%--60%+33%
Public Order-28%-21%-33%+18%+69%+19%+2%+5%+129%+81%
Robbery+9%-87%+60%-65%+160%+1,000%-8%+25%+78%-31%
Shoplifting-43%-54%-62%-43%-63%-36%-40%-40%-63%-33%
Theft From the Person-----50%-67%-50%-+50%+50%
Vehicle Crime+9%-31%-56%-21%+2%-36%--21%-6%+2%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%+9%+18%+30%+48%+22%+14%+16%+100%+20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sutton Coldfield

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

How dangerous is Sutton Coldfield?
Sutton Coldfield is the safest major town in the West Midlands.

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

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

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