Crime Statistics for Watford Gap, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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Crime Statistics for Watford Gap, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Watford Gap using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 56 street level crime incidents in Watford Gap in May 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 Watford Gap, 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 Crime25
Anti Social Behaviour21
Shoplifting3
Burglary2
Other Theft2
Criminal Damage Arson1
Public Order1
Vehicle Crime1
All Crime56

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Moor Hall (1.39 miles)96
Roughley (0.88 miles)63
Four Oaks Park (1.24 miles)59
Watford Gap56
Four Oaks (0.88 miles)40
Streetly (1.76 miles)36
Black Brook (2.39 miles)21
Little Aston (1.24 miles)18
Shenstone Woodend (1.24 miles)3
Little Hay (1.39 miles)2

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



Most violent places near Watford Gap

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Moor Hall36
Roughley29
Watford Gap25
Four Oaks Park23
Four Oaks12
Black Brook5
Little Aston5
Streetly4
Shenstone Woodend1
Little Hay0

Last updated: July 8, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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