Crime Statistics for Sandwell, West Midlands, March 2021

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Crime Statistics for Sandwell, Sandwell, West Midlands
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 March 2021 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 494 street level crime incidents in Sandwell in March 2021. 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 Crime216
Anti Social Behaviour70
Public Order42
Vehicle Crime33
Shoplifting24
Burglary21
Criminal Damage Arson20
Other Theft17
Robbery13
Drugs12
Other Crime12
Possession Of Weapons8
Theft From The Person4
Bicycle Theft2
All Crime494

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2021

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)712
Brown’s Green (1.75 miles)608
Handsworth (0.88 miles)556
Sandwell494
Langley (1.96 miles)423
Bearwood (1.86 miles)413
Mayer’s Green (1.39 miles)395
Londonderry (1.75 miles)387
Grand Union Canal (1.25 miles)380
Tat Bank (1.86 miles)333

15.9%
of 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
Bearwood152
Mayer’s Green151
Sandwell147
Langley136
Londonderry129
Grand Union Canal124
Tat Bank122

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

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