Crime Statistics for Great Barr, Sandwell, Sandwell, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Great Barr, Sandwell, Sandwell

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Great Barr using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 161 street level crime incidents in Great Barr in February 2020. 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 Great Barr, 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 Crime73
Vehicle Crime33
Anti Social Behaviour10
Public Order10
Other Theft6
Theft From The Person2
Possession Of Weapons1
Other Crime1
All Crime161

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Tame (2.42 miles)484
Churchfield (2.24 miles)347
Brown’s Green (1.86 miles)337
The Delves (2.24 miles)292
Tower Hill (1.39 miles)210
Charlemont (1.96 miles)209
Tame Valley Canal (1.43 miles)198
Hamstead (0.62 miles)164
Great Barr161
Newton (0.88 miles)105

Most violent places near Great Barr

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Brown’s Green153
The Delves122
Tower Hill90
Tame Valley Canal81
Great Barr73

Last updated: March 30, 2020
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