Crime Statistics for Bitterscote, Tamworth, Staffordshire, 2024

There were a total of 145 street level crime incidents in Bitterscote in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Bitterscote, 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 Crime53
Shoplifting17
Anti Social Behaviour16
Vehicle Crime12
Other Theft10
Public Order8
Criminal Damage Arson8
Burglary7
Drugs4
Other Crime3
Theft From The Person3
Possession Of Weapons2
Bicycle Theft1
Robbery1
All Crime145

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Kettlebrook (0.62 miles)189
Bolehall (0.62 miles)189
Tamworth (1.24 miles)174
Anker (0.22 miles)161
Belgrave (1.39 miles)151
Bitterscote145
The Alders (0.88 miles)83
Fazeley (0.62 miles)50
Bonehill (0.88 miles)32
Mile Oak (1.39 miles)18

10.29%
of Castle (Tamworth) residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Bitterscote?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Tamworth79
Belgrave66
Kettlebrook63
Bolehall63
Anker59
Bitterscote53
The Alders30
Fazeley19
Bonehill16
Mile Oak9

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Bitterscote?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Bitterscote to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Bitterscote compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Bitterscote and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Bitterscote is ranked #4.

#WardScore
1Glascote74
2Belgrave63
3Stonydelph63
4Castle61
5Bolehall56
6Mercian46
7Fazeley42
8Amington38
9Wilnecote37
10Trinity27
11Whittington & Streethay20

Which road in Bitterscote has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Bitterscote with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Lichfield Street.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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