Crime Statistics for Washwood Heath, Birmingham, Birmingham, Aug 2019

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Crime Statistics for Washwood Heath, Birmingham, Birmingham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Washwood Heath using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2019 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 440 street level crime incidents in Washwood Heath in August 2019. 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 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 Crime171
Anti Social Behaviour62
Criminal Damage Arson39
Vehicle Crime37
Other Theft31
Public Order29
Possession Of Weapons9
Other Crime7
Theft From The Person3
Bicycle Theft2
All Crime440

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

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
Birmingham (0.88 miles)539
Saltley (0.88 miles)539
Ward End (0.62 miles)538
Bordesley Green (1.24 miles)500
Little Bromwich (1.24 miles)500
Alum Rock (0.88 miles)461
Hodgehill (1.24 miles)461
Rea (0.62 miles)444
Washwood Heath440
Nechells (0.88 miles)381

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
Ward End206
Alum Rock185
Bordesley Green183
Little Bromwich183
Washwood Heath171

Last updated: October 5, 2019
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