Crime Statistics for Oakham, Sandwell, Sandwell, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Oakham, Sandwell, Sandwell

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Oakham 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 306 street level crime incidents in Oakham 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 Oakham, 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 Crime107
Anti Social Behaviour90
Criminal Damage Arson28
Public Order22
Burglary15
Other Crime11
Vehicle Crime10
Other Theft8
Shoplifting6
Robbery4
Drugs3
Bicycle Theft1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime306

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 Oakham. 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 Oakham

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Kates Hill (0.88 miles)325
Burnt Tree (0.88 miles)325
Tividale (0.62 miles)314
Oakham306
Tansley Hill (0.62 miles)303
Rowley Regis (1.24 miles)300
Dudley Port (1.24 miles)299
Portway (0.88 miles)257
Springfield (0.62 miles)256
Round’s Green (1.24 miles)236

15.9%
of Sandwell residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Oakham

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Rowley Regis132
Kates Hill127
Burnt Tree127
Dudley Port120
Tansley Hill116
Oakham107
Tividale99
Springfield97
Portway88
Round’s Green66

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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