Crime Statistics for Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

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Crime Statistics for Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Wednesfield 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 322 street level crime incidents in Wednesfield 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 Wednesfield, 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 Crime119
Anti Social Behaviour77
Criminal Damage Arson29
Public Order20
Burglary19
Vehicle Crime18
Other Theft15
Shoplifting9
Other Crime7
Robbery4
Drugs3
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime322

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 Wednesfield. 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 Wednesfield

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Park Village (1.24 miles)550
Heath Town (1.39 miles)492
Newbolds (0.62 miles)460
Old Fallings (1.39 miles)433
Moseley (1.39 miles)381
Wednesfield322
Ashmore Lake (1.39 miles)316
Portobello (1.39 miles)300
Lane Head (1.86 miles)279
Ashmore Park (1.39 miles)228

16.3%
of Wolverhampton residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Wednesfield

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Park Village216
Heath Town214
Newbolds177
Old Fallings175
Moseley157
Wednesfield119
Ashmore Lake99
Portobello97
Lane Head93
Ashmore Park88

Last updated: July 8, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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