Crime Statistics for Walsall, West Midlands, August 2020

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Crime Statistics for Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Walsall using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 654 street level crime incidents in Walsall in August 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 Walsall, 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 Crime228
Anti Social Behaviour116
Public Order59
Criminal Damage Arson49
Other Theft48
Shoplifting38
Vehicle Crime32
Burglary29
Robbery15
Possession Of Weapons10
Other Crime10
Drugs9
Bicycle Theft6
Theft From The Person5
All Crime654

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Walsall654
Coal Pool (1.24 miles)516
Birchills (0.88 miles)505
The Chuckery452
Caldmore411
Palfrey411
Bescot (1.39 miles)369
Pleck (1.39 miles)310
The Delves (1.24 miles)307
Leamore (1.76 miles)234

9.9%
of Walsall residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Walsall

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Walsall228
Coal Pool191
Birchills171
The Chuckery159
Caldmore150
Palfrey150
Bescot143
Pleck114
The Delves106
Leamore92

Last updated: October 20, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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