Crime Statistics for Sandwell, West Midlands, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Sandwell, Sandwell, West Midlands

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sandwell using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2020 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 379 street level crime incidents in Sandwell in May 2020. 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 Sandwell, 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 Crime147
Anti Social Behaviour88
Vehicle Crime31
Public Order22
Other Theft16
Criminal Damage Arson15
Possession Of Weapons10
Other Crime5
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime379

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Rotton Park (1.75 miles)594
Brown’s Green (1.75 miles)427
Handsworth (0.88 miles)416
Bearwood (1.86 miles)322
Mayer’s Green (1.39 miles)311
Grand Union Canal (1.25 miles)299
Londonderry (1.75 miles)285
Langley (1.96 miles)285
Tat Bank (1.86 miles)253

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Most violent places near Sandwell

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Rotton Park191
Brown’s Green155
Grand Union Canal120
Mayer’s Green115
Tat Bank92

Last updated: July 7, 2020
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