Crime Statistics for Wednesbury, Sandwell, Sandwell, November 2019

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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 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 193 street level crime incidents in Wednesbury in November 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson. 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 Crime72
Criminal Damage Arson26
Vehicle Crime24
Anti Social Behaviour20
Burglary17
Public Order13
Other Theft9
Drugs5
Possession Of Weapons3
Shoplifting2
Theft From The Person1
Other Crime1
All Crime193

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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
Stone Cross (1.39 miles)337
Hall Green (1.39 miles)337
Friar Park (1.39 miles)337
Fallings Heath (0.62 miles)298
Bescot (1.39 miles)298
Pleck (1.39 miles)270
Wednesbury Oak (1.39 miles)257
Harvills Hawthorn (1.24 miles)237
Wednesbury193
Church Hill193



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
Stone Cross149
Hall Green149
Friar Park149
Bescot112
Fallings Heath109
Pleck98
Wednesbury Oak94
Wednesbury72
Church Hill72
Harvills Hawthorn71

Last updated: December 26, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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