Crime Statistics for Oldbury, Sandwell, Sandwell, 2024

There were a total of 294 street level crime incidents in Oldbury in March 2024. 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 Oldbury, 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 Crime134
Vehicle Crime27
Anti Social Behaviour24
Criminal Damage Arson23
Other Theft16
Shoplifting16
Public Order14
Burglary10
Other Crime9
Possession Of Weapons9
Robbery8
Drugs2
Theft From The Person1
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime294

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 Oldbury. 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 Oldbury

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Tat Bank (0.88 miles)377
Langley (0.62 miles)358
Causeway Green (0.88 miles)334
Langley Green (0.88 miles)334
Round’s Green307
Londonderry (1.39 miles)302
Oldbury294
Rowley Regis (1.39 miles)274
Portway268
Springfield (1.24 miles)214

20%
of Langley residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Oldbury?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Langley178
Causeway Green175
Langley Green175
Londonderry159
Tat Bank158
Rowley Regis140
Oldbury134
Portway132
Round’s Green124
Springfield102

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

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 Oldbury 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 Oldbury compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Oldbury and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Oldbury is ranked #3.

#WardScore
1Greets Green and Lyng69
2Rowley67
3Langley65
4Tividale60
5Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews59
6Cradley Heath and Old Hill57
7Blackheath56
8Bristnall54
9Oldbury54
10Halesowen North48
11Belle Vale34

Which road in Oldbury has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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