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Crime and Safety in Tipton, West Midlands

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Tipton is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in the West Midlands, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tipton in 2021 was 118 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 0.07% higher than the West Midlands rate of 118 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tipton is the 27th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 364th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Tipton was the worst medium-sized town in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Tipton residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Tipton recorded 11 reports of possession of weapons during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in Tipton are violence and sexual offences, with 2,762 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 61. This is 23% higher than 2020's figure of 2,118 offences and a difference of 14.22 from 2020's crime rate of 47. Tipton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 19 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 58% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Tipton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, The West Midlands

24% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

35% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tipton is 24% higher than the West Midlands and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tipton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Tipton 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 Tipton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211185,334
2020994,486
2019863,882
2018813,656
2017773,470
2016652,950

Crime in Tipton Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in Tipton This Year

 TiptonWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48610.7335,99312.29 15% safer
Bicycle Theft370.822,4390.83 1.2% safer
Burglary2224.9018,7756.41 31% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson55812.3228,3539.68 21% more dangerous
Drugs1022.257,3552.51 12% safer
Other Crime1172.586,6712.28 12% more dangerous
Other Theft1974.3520,3016.93 59% safer
Possession of Weapons1032.275,4861.87 18% more dangerous
Public Order51511.3735,21512.02 6% safer
Robbery1072.367,4092.53 7% safer
Shoplifting1974.3512,9874.43 1.8% safer
Theft From the Person190.423,2021.09 160% safer
Vehicle Crime3988.7929,93010.22 16% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,76260.99166,64156.90 7% more dangerous

Tipton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aldridge2,99875.9655% safer
Sedgley2,50880.3247% safer
Rowley Regis3,57799.9418% safer
Smethwick5,754107.2210% safer
Willenhall6,064114.472.9% safer
Tipton5,334117.79-
Bloxwich6,444123.354.5% more dangerous
Brierley Hill4,047125.886% more dangerous
Oldbury3,325129.189% more dangerous
Bilston5,483163.5828% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tipton

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Recent Crimes in Tipton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lorne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Cathedral CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Henn StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Allen RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Anita AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fereday StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Allcock StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mott CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Wood StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oval RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alma AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CoppiceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jonah DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Christine CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Moors Mill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Henn StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bannister RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Tipton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17131911 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.530.550.840.82 Getting worse
Burglary9884.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10101012 Getting worse
Drugs1.41.92.02.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.72.32.6 Getting worse
Other Theft853.84.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.800.841.02.3 Getting worse
Public Order4.16711 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.72.52.32.4 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.63.054.4 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.380.180.42 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1411109 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27354761 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Tipton to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0876% safer
Croydon82.4843% safer
Sheffield90.0531% safer
Bristol90.5230% safer
Coventry102.2415% safer
Leicester111.596% safer
Tipton117.79-
Liverpool123.064.3% more dangerous
Birmingham129.649% more dangerous
Bradford132.2811% more dangerous
Leeds150.9422% more dangerous

Crime in Tipton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Bridge & Dudley Port1,568124Second
Ocker Hill649114Fourth
Princes End & Willingsworth730119Third
Tibbington1,455156First
Tipton1,021104Fifth

Tipton Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourOcker Hill (53)Tibbington (105)
Bicycle TheftPrinces End & Willingsworth (1)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (16)
BurglaryOcker Hill (21)Princes End & Willingsworth (39)
Criminal Damage and ArsonTipton (79)Tibbington (186)
DrugsPrinces End & Willingsworth (8)Tipton (32)
Other CrimeOcker Hill (13)Tipton (31)
Other TheftOcker Hill (17)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (80)
Possession of WeaponsPrinces End & Willingsworth (8)Tibbington (38)
Public OrderOcker Hill (50)Tibbington (143)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ocker Hill (8)Tibbington (36)
ShopliftingOcker Hill (2)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (155)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Ocker Hill (1)Great Bridge & Dudley Port (11)
Vehicle CrimeTibbington (69)Ocker Hill (73)
Violence and Sexual OffencesGreat Bridge & Dudley Port (713)Tibbington (751)

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 among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns 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).

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