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Crime and Safety in West Bromwich

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West Bromwich is the most dangerous major town in the West Midlands, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of the West Midlands's 44 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West Bromwich in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the West Midlands's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the West Midlands rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West Bromwich is among the top 20 safest major towns, and the 2,532nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, West Bromwich was the worst LargeTown.ToInlineText() in the West Midlands for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.05 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for West Bromwich residents, when it was the West Midlands's most dangerous LargeTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 46 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. West Bromwich recorded 4 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.05 the worst LargeTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in the West Midlands that month.

The most common crimes in West Bromwich are violence and sexual offences, with 2,157 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 81% lower than 2020's figure of 3,899 offences and a difference of 22.06 from 2020's crime rate of 49. West Bromwich's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 25 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 156% from 2020's figure of 64 crimes.

West Bromwich 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, The West Midlands

5% higher, regional crime rate

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29% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in West Bromwich is 5% higher than the West Midlands and 29% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

West Bromwich Crime Map

Incidents mapped in West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021564,443
20201098,610
20191028,063
20181149,026
2017997,782
2016846,648

Crime in West Bromwich Compared To West Midlands

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Summary of Crimes in West Bromwich This Year

 West BromwichWest Midlands 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour5386.8118,6446.37 6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft250.328190.28 12% more dangerous
Burglary1852.346,9632.38 1.7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3544.4810,9033.72 17% more dangerous
Drugs1191.513,0731.05 30% more dangerous
Other Crime1071.352,8720.98 27% more dangerous
Other Theft2853.617,4542.55 29% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons610.771,8320.63 18% more dangerous
Public Order4505.7013,5274.62 19% more dangerous
Robbery720.912,7330.93 2.2% safer
Shoplifting2272.874,7571.62 44% more dangerous
Theft From the Person510.659760.33 49% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3504.4311,0913.79 14% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,15727.3164,58922.05 19% more dangerous

West Bromwich Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sutton Coldfield2,57523.95135% safer
Solihull2,92026.94109% safer
Stourbridge1,95030.1886% safer
Dudley3,99047.0420% safer
Walsall3,83652.397% safer
West Bromwich4,44356.25-

Crime Over Time in West Bromwich

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Recent Crimes in West Bromwich

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bernard StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dudley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Treddles LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Heronville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sams LaneLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bassett CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bramley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Boulton SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Richmond Street SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near New Gas StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blencathra DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Trotter'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Livingstone RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Horton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022DrugsOn or near Turner StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Telford CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

West Bromwich Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1813207 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.970.410.810.32 Safer
Burglary151072.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101094.5 Safer
Drugs2.22.82.61.5 Safer
Other Crime1.51.72.21.4 Safer
Other Theft14973.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.890.961.10.77 Safer
Public Order77106 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.92.93.00.91 Safer
Shoplifting11762.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.41.11.00.65 Safer
Vehicle Crime1510104.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33394927 Safer

Changes In West Bromwich's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in West Bromwich's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Greets Green Playing Fields---1600.57
Jesson Playing Field1----00.15

Comparing West Bromwich to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9341% safer
Birmingham49.6013% safer
West Bromwich56.25-
Barnet67.0816% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0338% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in West Bromwich's Neighbourhoods

Greets Green East is the most dangerous neighbourhood in West Bromwich, followed by West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park in second place, and Greets Green West as the third most dangerous area. West Bromwich's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Friar Park, Stone Cross & Hateley Heath, and Yew Tree & Tamebridge.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Friar Park24243Sixth
Greets Green East668108First
Greets Green West45065Third
Stone Cross & Hateley Heath48042Seventh
Wednesbury South44344Fifth
West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park68378Second
West Bromwich North66760Fourth
Yew Tree & Tamebridge25233Eighth

West Bromwich Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourStone Cross & Hateley Heath (56)West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park (99)
Bicycle TheftStone Cross & Hateley Heath (1)Greets Green East (8)
BurglaryYew Tree & Tamebridge (9)Greets Green West (24)
Criminal Damage and ArsonYew Tree & Tamebridge (20)Greets Green East (54)
DrugsStone Cross & Hateley Heath (8)Greets Green East (42)
Other CrimeStone Cross & Hateley Heath (8)Greets Green West (17)
Other TheftYew Tree & Tamebridge (12)Greets Green East (56)
Possession of WeaponsGreets Green West (3)Greets Green East (17)
Public OrderYew Tree & Tamebridge (24)Greets Green East (81)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Wednesbury South (5)West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park (14)
ShopliftingStone Cross & Hateley Heath (5)Greets Green East (47)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Wednesbury South (1)West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park (25)
Vehicle CrimeYew Tree & Tamebridge (23)Greets Green West (44)
Violence and Sexual OffencesYew Tree & Tamebridge (137)Greets Green East (272)

Crime in West Bromwich During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in West Bromwich change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when West Bromwich saw a 600% increase in bicycle theft. West Bromwich saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 81% compared to May in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of West Bromwich's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+186%+84%+48%-2%+63%+51%+33%+92%+120%
Bicycle Theft+50%+100%-25%+200%+117%+233%-+100%+600%-
Burglary-31%-55%-81%-40%-57%-27%-38%+35%-5%-15%
Criminal Damage and Arson+15%-21%-49%-+9%+22%-11%+27%+45%-23%
Drugs+13%+25%-15%-16%-50%-20%-63%+8%-5%-19%
Other Crime+60%-+70%+22%-53%+64%-8%-14%+9%+46%
Other Theft+15%-44%-60%-8%-29%-30%+6%-27%+14%-5%
Possession of Weapons-+133%-50%-25%-20%+50%+17%-25%-50%+267%
Public Order+71%-10%+69%+71%+37%+54%+79%+9%+19%+64%
Robbery-42%-62%-67%+40%-33%-33%+167%+59%+4%-
Shoplifting-17%-52%-37%-66%-26%+5%+69%+21%-45%-27%
Theft From the Person+25%-17%-14%-50%-56%-63%-22%+233%-33%+57%
Vehicle Crime+22%-35%-33%-42%-5%+19%+3%+13%+41%-4%
Violence and Sexual Offences+7%-6%+55%+20%+34%+34%+11%+42%+28%+44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in West Bromwich

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

How dangerous is West Bromwich?
West Bromwich is the most dangerous major town in the West Midlands.

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

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

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