Tipton Crime Overview

Tipton is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tipton in 2020 was 99 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 8% higher than the West Midlands rate of 91 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tipton is the 37th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 512nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Tipton was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Tipton residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 27 crimes at a rate of 0.60 per 1,000 residents. Tipton recorded 44 reports of criminal damage and arson during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.97 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Tipton are violence and sexual offences, with 2,118 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 25% higher than 2019's figure of 1,588 offences and a difference of 11.70 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Tipton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 112% from 2019's figure of 17 crimes.

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Crime in Tipton Compared To West Midlands

Summary of Crimes in Tipton This Year

 TiptonWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour84118.5754,08418.470.54% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft380.842,2770.787% more dangerous
Burglary3487.6919,5956.6913% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson4379.6521,9107.4822% more dangerous
Drugs922.035,9122.020.49% more dangerous
Other Crime1052.325,4801.8719% more dangerous
Other Theft1713.7816,5355.6549% safer
Possession of Weapons471.043,2831.128% safer
Public Order3287.2423,7988.1312% safer
Robbery1052.326,8322.330.43% safer
Shoplifting2425.3411,5353.9426% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.182,1620.74311% safer
Vehicle Crime4479.8726,8569.177% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,11846.77120,78041.2412% more dangerous

Tipton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Smethwick4,35481.1422% safer
Willenhall4,50184.9617% safer
Bloxwich4,64888.9711% safer
Oldbury2,43094.414.9% safer
Brierley Hill3,09796.332.8% safer
Tipton4,48699.07-
Bilston4,303128.3823% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tipton

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Tipton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19171319Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.530.550.84Getting worse
Burglary8988Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12101010Safer
Drugs1.51.41.92.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.91.72.3Getting worse
Other Theft7853.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.800.841.0Getting worse
Public Order3.94.167Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.11.72.52.3Getting worse
Shoplifting3.32.63.05Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.330.380.18Safer
Vehicle Crime15141110Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21273547Getting worse

Changes In Tipton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Tipton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Tipton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Victoria Park8----00.60

Comparing Tipton to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7146% safer
Coventry77.4128% safer
Croydon83.2219% safer
Sheffield85.8115% safer
Bristol86.2115% safer
Leicester97.441.7% safer
Tipton99.07-
Birmingham102.873.7% more dangerous
Liverpool107.288% more dangerous
Bradford133.0226% more dangerous
Leeds137.1028% more dangerous

Crime in Tipton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Bridge & Dudley Port1,487118Second
Ocker Hill49787Fourth
Princes End & Willingsworth52185Fifth
Tibbington1,172126First
Tipton87088Third

Tipton Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourPrinces End & Willingsworth (87)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (304)
Bicycle TheftTipton (6)Princes End & Willingsworth (6)
BurglaryPrinces End & Willingsworth (33)Tibbington (85)
Criminal Damage and ArsonTipton (59)Tibbington (153)
DrugsOcker Hill (10)Tipton (25)
Other CrimeOcker Hill (8)Princes End & Willingsworth (23)
Other TheftPrinces End & Willingsworth (15)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (66)
Possession of WeaponsOcker Hill (4)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (16)
Public OrderOcker Hill (26)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (152)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ocker Hill (5)Tibbington (33)
ShopliftingOcker Hill (3)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (214)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Princes End & Willingsworth (1)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (3)
Vehicle CrimePrinces End & Willingsworth (50)Tibbington (116)
Violence and Sexual OffencesPrinces End & Willingsworth (252)Tibbington (560)

Crime in Tipton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tipton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Tipton saw a 517% increase in shoplifting. Tipton saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 78% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+7%+123%+159%+79%-15%-12%+8%+77%+127%+40%
Bicycle Theft--50%-+20%-+200%+200%+150%+200%+33%
Burglary+47%-3%-29%-26%-23%-63%-8%-14%+45%-14%
Criminal Damage and Arson+15%-13%+110%+67%-7%-5%-16%-29%+2%+8%
Drugs+100%+250%+14%-29%-50%-43%--50%-18%-9%
Other Crime-38%-33%-29%+25%+100%+30%+114%-22%+160%+150%
Other Theft-33%-78%--30%+21%-32%-30%+7%-7%-29%
Possession of Weapons-50%+50%--50%+80%+67%+100%-33%-+350%
Public Order+12%-11%+85%+200%-6%-47%+5%-37%+43%+50%
Robbery-9%-44%-22%+14%-20%-29%+9%+42%+43%+83%
Shoplifting-22%+100%-19%+61%-4%+517%+119%+100%+225%+250%
Theft From the Person-----+100%-50%--+100%
Vehicle Crime-4%+38%+13%+13%-21%--14%-10%+9%-29%
Violence and Sexual Offences+6%+9%+8%+140%+52%+64%+21%+9%+78%+36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tipton

What police force serves Tipton?
Tipton's local territorial police force is the West Midlands Police.
How dangerous is Tipton?
Tipton is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in the West Midlands.
What is Tipton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Tipton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Tipton?
Tipton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021