Crime Statistics for Handsworth, Birmingham, Birmingham, Nov 2020

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Crime Statistics for Handsworth, Birmingham, Birmingham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Handsworth using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 533 street level crime incidents in Handsworth in November 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Handsworth, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime219
Anti Social Behaviour101
Vehicle Crime34
Public Order33
Criminal Damage Arson27
Other Theft24
Shoplifting22
Burglary19
Robbery16
Drugs15
Possession Of Weapons11
Other Crime9
Bicycle Theft3
All Crime533

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Handsworth. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Handsworth

We've taken the ten nearest places to Handsworth and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Handsworth has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Handsworth Wood (1.24 miles)949
Gib Heath (1.76 miles)875
Tame (1.84 miles)664
Handsworth533
Brown’s Green (0.88 miles)531
Sandwell (0.88 miles)476
Mayer’s Green (1.39 miles)414
Churchfield (1.76 miles)402
Tower Hill (1.76 miles)305
Newton (1.86 miles)93

22.3%
of Birmingham residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Handsworth

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Handsworth and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Handsworth Wood424
Gib Heath317
Tame308
Brown’s Green228
Handsworth219
Sandwell187
Mayer’s Green169
Churchfield164
Tower Hill143
Newton44

Last updated: December 27, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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