Crime Statistics for Short Heath, Walsall, Walsall, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Short Heath, Walsall, Walsall

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Short Heath 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 224 street level crime incidents in Short Heath in November 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Short Heath, 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 Crime75
Vehicle Crime27
Anti Social Behaviour24
Shoplifting23
Other Theft20
Burglary19
Criminal Damage Arson16
Public Order12
Drugs3
Robbery2
Other Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime224

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 Short Heath. 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 Short Heath

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Portobello (1.76 miles)327
Bentley (1.39 miles)280
Ashmore Park (0.88 miles)258
Bloxwich (1.76 miles)253
Lane Head245
Ashmore Lake (0.88 miles)233
Leamore (1.24 miles)230
Short Heath224
Dudley’s Fields (0.88 miles)197
New Invention189



Most violent places near Short Heath

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Portobello138
Bentley123
Ashmore Park121
Bloxwich100
Lane Head98
Ashmore Lake98
Leamore88
Dudley’s Fields85
New Invention80
Short Heath75

Last updated: December 25, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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