Crime Statistics for Sandwell, West Midlands, November 2019

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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 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 316 street level crime incidents in Sandwell in November 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 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 Behaviour28
Burglary25
Shoplifting21
Other Theft19
Public Order19
Criminal Damage Arson17
Vehicle Crime15
Drugs10
Robbery8
Other Crime5
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime316

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 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)481
Brown’s Green (1.75 miles)331
Mayer’s Green (1.39 miles)323
Handsworth (0.88 miles)318
Sandwell316
Grand Union Canal (1.25 miles)268
Bearwood (1.86 miles)268
Langley (1.96 miles)268
Londonderry (1.75 miles)239
Tat Bank (1.86 miles)224



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 Park184
Sandwell147
Handsworth131
Brown’s Green130
Grand Union Canal118
Mayer’s Green116
Langley116
Tat Bank91
Londonderry80
Bearwood78

Last updated: December 24, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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