Crime Statistics for Portway, Sandwell, Sandwell, March 2021

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Crime Statistics for Portway, Sandwell, Sandwell
Crime Statistics for Portway, Sandwell, Sandwell
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Portway using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so March 2021 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 315 street level crime incidents in Portway in March 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Public Order. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Portway, 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
Public Order36
Vehicle Crime33
Anti Social Behaviour24
Criminal Damage Arson24
Shoplifting21
Other Theft15
Other Crime10
Burglary9
Drugs4
Robbery3
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime315

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2021

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Langley (1.24 miles)423
Langley Green (1.39 miles)387
Oldbury349
Tansley Hill (1.39 miles)341
Round’s Green (0.88 miles)333
Portway315
Rowley Regis (0.88 miles)295
Oakham (0.88 miles)276
Blackheath (1.24 miles)267
Springfield (0.62 miles)216

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



Most violent places near Portway

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Rowley Regis142
Langley136
Langley Green125
Portway118
Oldbury115
Tansley Hill103
Round’s Green99
Oakham93
Blackheath88
Springfield86

Last updated: March 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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