Crime Statistics for Sandwell, West Midlands, December 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 December 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 369 street level crime incidents in Sandwell in December 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 Behaviour43
Public Order32
Burglary25
Other Theft19
Vehicle Crime19
Criminal Damage Arson18
Robbery17
Drugs14
Shoplifting13
Other Crime10
Theft From The Person7
Possession Of Weapons5
All Crime369

Map of street level crime incidents in December 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)700
Brown’s Green (1.75 miles)527
Handsworth (0.88 miles)490
Mayer’s Green (1.39 miles)370
Sandwell369
Langley (1.96 miles)336
Bearwood (1.86 miles)334
Londonderry (1.75 miles)308
Grand Union Canal (1.25 miles)296
Tat Bank (1.86 miles)274

15.9%
of Sandwell residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



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 Park341
Brown’s Green239
Handsworth213
Mayer’s Green151
Sandwell147
Langley136
Londonderry129
Grand Union Canal124
Tat Bank122
Bearwood115

Last updated: February 4, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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