Crime Statistics for Short Heath, Walsall, Walsall, August 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 August 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 258 street level crime incidents in Short Heath in August 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 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 Crime83
Anti Social Behaviour48
Vehicle Crime31
Criminal Damage Arson27
Public Order12
Other Theft10
Other Crime4
Bicycle Theft3
Theft From The Person2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime258

Map of street level crime incidents in August 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)325
Bentley (1.39 miles)318
Ashmore Lake (0.88 miles)274
Short Heath258
Lane Head258
Bloxwich (1.76 miles)248
Ashmore Park (0.88 miles)229
New Invention227
Dudley’s Fields (0.88 miles)212
Leamore (1.24 miles)200

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
Ashmore Park89
New Invention89
Short Heath83
Lane Head83
Ashmore Lake80
Dudley’s Fields75

Last updated: October 4, 2019
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