Crime Statistics for Shropshire Union Canal, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

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Crime Statistics for Shropshire Union Canal, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Shropshire Union Canal using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 64 street level crime incidents in Shropshire Union Canal in September 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 Shropshire Union Canal, 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 Crime23
Anti Social Behaviour10
Criminal Damage Arson7
Vehicle Crime6
Other Theft2
Bicycle Theft1
Public Order1
Other Crime1
All Crime64

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (1.55 miles)281
Fordhouses (1.29 miles)142
Claregate (0.87 miles)115
Pendeford (0.25 miles)65
Palmers Cross (1.07 miles)65
Shropshire Union Canal64
Codsall (1.29 miles)59
Dam Mill (0.67 miles)57
Bilbrook (0.72 miles)52
Lane Green (0.72 miles)52

Most violent places near Shropshire Union Canal

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal89
Shropshire Union Canal23
Palmers Cross18
Dam Mill15
Lane Green13

Last updated: November 2, 2019
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