Crime Statistics for Blackheath, Sandwell, Sandwell, 2024

There were a total of 229 street level crime incidents in Blackheath in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Blackheath, 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 Crime118
Criminal Damage Arson19
Public Order13
Anti Social Behaviour13
Other Theft11
Vehicle Crime11
Other Crime7
Possession Of Weapons2
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime229

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 Blackheath. 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 Blackheath

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Causeway Green (1.39 miles)334
Langley Green (1.39 miles)334
Oldbury (1.39 miles)294
Rowley Regis (0.88 miles)274
Portway (1.24 miles)268
Bristnall Fields252
Springfield (1.39 miles)214
Coombeswood (0.62 miles)174
Haden Cross (0.88 miles)172

of Blackheath (Sandwell) residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Blackheath?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Causeway Green175
Langley Green175
Rowley Regis140
Bristnall Fields118
Haden Cross79

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

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 Blackheath 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 Blackheath compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Blackheath and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Blackheath is ranked #6.

4Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews59
5Cradley Heath and Old Hill57
7Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood54
8Cradley and Wollescote50
9Halesowen North48
10Halesowen South42
11Belle Vale34

Which road in Blackheath has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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