Crime Statistics for Washwood Heath, Birmingham, Birmingham, 2024

There were a total of 442 street level crime incidents in Washwood Heath in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Washwood Heath, 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 Crime209
Vehicle Crime50
Other Theft34
Criminal Damage Arson27
Public Order24
Drugs21
Anti Social Behaviour21
Burglary17
Possession Of Weapons12
Other Crime11
Robbery10
Shoplifting4
Theft From The Person2
All Crime442

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Washwood Heath. 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 Washwood Heath

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Saltley (0.88 miles)680
Birmingham (0.88 miles)680
Bordesley Green (1.24 miles)613
Little Bromwich (1.24 miles)613
Ward End (0.62 miles)564
Alum Rock (0.88 miles)532
Hodgehill (1.24 miles)476
Washwood Heath442
Rea (0.62 miles)436
Nechells (0.88 miles)362

40.68%
of Alum Rock residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Washwood Heath?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Saltley287
Birmingham287
Ward End271
Bordesley Green270
Little Bromwich270
Alum Rock264
Hodgehill226
Washwood Heath209
Rea191
Nechells148

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Washwood Heath?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Washwood Heath to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Washwood Heath compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Washwood Heath and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Washwood Heath is ranked #8.

#WardScore
1Gravelly Hill87
2Ward End73
3Bromford & Hodge Hill71
4Newtown68
5Yardley West & Stechford63
6Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East62
7Nechells62
8Alum Rock62
9Bordesley Green56
10Heartlands56
11Small Heath48

Which road in Washwood Heath has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Washwood Heath with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around this marker.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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