Crime Statistics for Black Lake, Sandwell, Sandwell, June 2023

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There were a total of 502 street level crime incidents in Black Lake in June 2023. 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 Black Lake, 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 Crime233
Vehicle Crime47
Public Order45
Criminal Damage Arson28
Anti Social Behaviour25
Other Theft25
Other Crime10
Theft From The Person7
Possession Of Weapons6
Bicycle Theft2
All Crime502

Map of street level crime incidents in June 2023

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

How grim is your Postcode?

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 Black Lake

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Black Lake502
Lambert’s End489
Ocker Hill (1.39 miles)386
Balls Hill368
Great Bridge (1.24 miles)295
Horseley Heath (1.24 miles)295
Toll End (1.24 miles)295
Charlemont (1.39 miles)275
Harvills Hawthorn (0.88 miles)270

of Sandwell residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Where are the most violent places near Black Lake?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Black Lake233
Lambert’s End201
Balls Hill179
Ocker Hill169
Harvills Hawthorn128
Great Bridge124
Horseley Heath124
Toll End124

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Black Lake?

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 Black Lake 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 Black Lake compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Black Lake and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Black Lake is ranked #4.

1West Bromwich Central74
2Hateley Heath73
3Tipton Green69
4Greets Green and Lyng69
5Great Bridge69
6Princes End67
7Wednesbury South63
8Wednesbury North62
11St Pauls54

Which road in Black Lake has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: June 2023
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