West Midlands county crime stats

The overall crime rate in West Midlands county county is 126.6 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 139k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.9% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 143% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 37.0% over the last twelve months.The category of "possession of weapons crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Possession of weapons crime" rate is at 252% of national crime rate which puts West Midlands county on 1. position out of 54 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 1.8% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 6.4k cases and has decreased by 11.6% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

West Midlands county crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.9%2. highest143%139k-12.6%
Vehicle crime →9.6%1. highest193%33.5k-13.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.5%14. highest122%26.0k-9.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime →7.4%10. lowest58%25.6k32.4%
Shoplifting crime →7.2%13. highest121%25.0k37.0%
Other theft crime →6.8%5. highest107%23.7k-10.9%
Public order crime →6.3%21. highest106%22.0k-32.6%
Burglary crime →5.5%2. highest160%19.0k-8.1%
Robbery crime →2.4%2. highest230%8.3k-2.4%
Drugs crime →2.2%17. highest99%7.5k-6.9%
Possession of weapons crime →1.8%1. highest252%6.4k-11.6%
Other crime →1.7%16. highest117%6.0k-6.3%
Theft from the person crime →1.0%5. highest58%3.5k-22.5%
Bicycle theft crime →0.7%25. lowest75%2.3k-7.4%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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West Midlands county crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in West Midlands county county to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

West Midlands county crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticWest Midlands county county crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour9.316.1
Bicycle theft0.81.1
Burglary6.94.3
Criminal damage and arson9.57.8
Drugs2.72.8
Other crime2.21.9
Other theft8.68.0
Possession of weapons2.30.9
Public order8.07.6
Robbery3.01.3
Shoplifting9.17.5
Theft from the person1.32.2
Vehicle crime12.26.3
Violent crime50.535.4

West Midlands county crime rate comparison map

West Midlands county crime rate comparison map

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