West Midlands county crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 146k crimes were violent crimes which is 40.5% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 150% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 45.5% over the last twelve months.West Midlands county crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →40.5%2. highest150%146k-9.8%
Vehicle crime →9.7%1. highest200%35.1k-6.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.5%13. highest123%27.0k-7.0%
Public order crime →7.0%17. highest114%25.3k-23.9%
Other theft crime →6.8%5. highest111%24.7k-4.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →6.6%6. lowest55%23.8k15.2%
Shoplifting crime →6.6%15. highest123%23.7k45.5%
Burglary crime →5.5%2. highest167%19.9k-4.1%
Robbery crime →2.4%2. highest244%8.7k6.9%
Drugs crime →2.1%16. highest103%7.7k-3.2%
Possession of weapons crime →1.8%1. highest268%6.7k-5.1%
Other crime →1.7%16. highest121%6.1k-3.3%
Theft from the person crime →1.1%4. highest71%4.0k-12.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.6%21. lowest75%2.3k-11.3%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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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 268% of national crime rate which puts West Midlands county on 1. position out of 52 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 6.7k cases and has decreased by 5.1% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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