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.
Major Towns, The West Midlands
5% higher, regional crime rate
29% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|West Bromwich||West Midlands|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||538||6.81||18,644||6.37||6% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||25||0.32||819||0.28||12% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||354||4.48||10,903||3.72||17% more dangerous|
|Drugs||119||1.51||3,073||1.05||30% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||107||1.35||2,872||0.98||27% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||285||3.61||7,454||2.55||29% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||61||0.77||1,832||0.63||18% more dangerous|
|Public Order||450||5.70||13,527||4.62||19% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||227||2.87||4,757||1.62||44% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||51||0.65||976||0.33||49% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||350||4.43||11,091||3.79||14% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,157||27.31||64,589||22.05||19% more dangerous|
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|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bernard Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Dudley Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Church Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Treddles Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Heronville Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Sams Lane||Local resolution|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bassett Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bramley Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Boulton Square||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Richmond Street South||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near New Gas Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Blencathra Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Trotter'S Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Livingstone Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Horton Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Drugs||On or near Turner Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Telford Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||10||9||4.5||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.89||0.96||1.1||0.77||Safer|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||2.9||2.9||3.0||0.91||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.4||1.1||1.0||0.65||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||33||39||49||27||Safer|
We only display green spaces in West Bromwich that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Greets Green Playing Fields||-||-||-||1||6||0||0.57|
|Jesson Playing Field||1||-||-||-||-||0||0.15|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||16% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||32% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||38% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||38% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||50% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||54% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||57% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||63% more dangerous|
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.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Greets Green East||668||108||First|
|Greets Green West||450||65||Third|
|Stone Cross & Hateley Heath||480||42||Seventh|
|West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park||683||78||Second|
|West Bromwich North||667||60||Fourth|
|Yew Tree & Tamebridge||252||33||Eighth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of West Bromwich for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Stone Cross & Hateley Heath (56)||West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park (99)|
|Bicycle Theft||Stone Cross & Hateley Heath (1)||Greets Green East (8)|
|Burglary||Yew Tree & Tamebridge (9)||Greets Green West (24)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Yew Tree & Tamebridge (20)||Greets Green East (54)|
|Drugs||Stone Cross & Hateley Heath (8)||Greets Green East (42)|
|Other Crime||Stone Cross & Hateley Heath (8)||Greets Green West (17)|
|Other Theft||Yew Tree & Tamebridge (12)||Greets Green East (56)|
|Possession of Weapons||Greets Green West (3)||Greets Green East (17)|
|Public Order||Yew Tree & Tamebridge (24)||Greets Green East (81)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Wednesbury South (5)||West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park (14)|
|Shoplifting||Stone Cross & Hateley Heath (5)||Greets Green East (47)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Wednesbury South (1)||West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park (25)|
|Vehicle Crime||Yew Tree & Tamebridge (23)||Greets Green West (44)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Yew Tree & Tamebridge (137)||Greets Green East (272)|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+15%||-21%||-49%||-||+9%||+22%||-11%||+27%||+45%||-23%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||+133%||-50%||-25%||-20%||+50%||+17%||-25%||-50%||+267%|
|Theft From the Person||+25%||-17%||-14%||-50%||-56%||-63%||-22%||+233%||-33%||+57%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+7%||-6%||+55%||+20%||+34%||+34%||+11%||+42%||+28%||+44%|