Crime Statistics for Portway, Sandwell, Sandwell, May 2019

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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 May 2019 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 201 street level crime incidents in Portway in May 2019. 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 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 Crime77
Anti Social Behaviour20
Vehicle Crime19
Criminal Damage Arson14
Shoplifting14
Public Order13
Burglary10
Other Theft10
Drugs7
Robbery7
Other Crime4
Possession Of Weapons3
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime201

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2019

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
Tansley Hill (1.39 miles)315
Langley (1.24 miles)281
Langley Green (1.39 miles)246
Rowley Regis (0.88 miles)239
Round’s Green (0.88 miles)234
Oldbury228
Blackheath (1.24 miles)223
Portway201
Oakham (0.88 miles)200
Springfield (0.62 miles)172



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
Tansley Hill124
Oakham103
Langley91
Rowley Regis87
Portway77
Blackheath75
Round’s Green73
Oldbury72
Langley Green71
Springfield70

Last updated: July 9, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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