Crime Statistics for Wednesbury, Sandwell, Sandwell, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Wednesbury, Sandwell, Sandwell

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Wednesbury 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 268 street level crime incidents in Wednesbury in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour84
Violent Crime83
Vehicle Crime22
Public Order20
Criminal Damage Arson16
Other Theft15
Burglary13
Shoplifting7
Drugs4
Bicycle Theft1
Robbery1
Theft From The Person1
Other Crime1
All Crime268

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 Wednesbury. 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 Wednesbury

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Wednesbury Oak (1.39 miles)390
Fallings Heath (0.62 miles)376
Stone Cross (1.39 miles)335
Bescot (1.39 miles)324
Hall Green (1.39 miles)324
Friar Park (1.39 miles)324
Pleck (1.39 miles)308
Harvills Hawthorn (1.24 miles)286
Wednesbury268
Church Hill260

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



Most violent places near Wednesbury

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Fallings Heath149
Stone Cross138
Pleck132
Wednesbury Oak126
Bescot121
Hall Green114
Friar Park114
Harvills Hawthorn111
Church Hill101
Wednesbury83

Last updated: July 8, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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