Crime Statistics for Birmingham, , October 2019

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Crime Statistics for Birmingham, Birmingham,

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Birmingham using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so October 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 604 street level crime incidents in Birmingham in October 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Birmingham, 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 Crime173
Vehicle Crime83
Anti Social Behaviour69
Other Theft67
Burglary42
Public Order38
Criminal Damage Arson37
Robbery29
Drugs28
Shoplifting12
Theft From The Person11
Other Crime7
Possession Of Weapons5
Bicycle Theft3
All Crime604

Map of street level crime incidents in October 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bordesley (0.88 miles)1439
Netchells Green (0.62 miles)1367
Birmingham604
Saltley604
Ward End (1.39 miles)492
Little Bromwich (0.88 miles)485
Bordesley Green (0.88 miles)485
Alum Rock (1.24 miles)456
Washwood Heath (0.88 miles)394
Nechells (1.24 miles)318



Most violent places near Birmingham

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bordesley387
Netchells Green334
Alum Rock207
Ward End206
Little Bromwich178
Bordesley Green178
Birmingham173
Saltley173
Washwood Heath139
Nechells107

Last updated: November 22, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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