Crime Statistics for Wednesbury, Sandwell, Sandwell, November 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 November 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 231 street level crime incidents in Wednesbury in November 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 Wednesbury, 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 Behaviour44
Criminal Damage Arson27
Other Theft18
Vehicle Crime17
Burglary12
Public Order11
Shoplifting6
Other Crime6
Bicycle Theft5
Robbery4
Drugs3
Theft From The Person1
All Crime231

Map of street level crime incidents in November 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
Friar Park (1.39 miles)386
Hall Green (1.39 miles)386
Stone Cross (1.39 miles)386
Wednesbury Oak (1.39 miles)377
Fallings Heath (0.62 miles)350
Harvills Hawthorn (1.24 miles)341
Pleck (1.39 miles)339
Bescot (1.39 miles)325
Wednesbury231
Church Hill231

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
Wednesbury Oak155
Friar Park149
Hall Green149
Stone Cross149
Fallings Heath127
Bescot126
Pleck121
Harvills Hawthorn114
Wednesbury77
Church Hill77

Last updated: December 31, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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