Wolverhampton crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 19.9k crimes were violent crimes which is 42.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 147% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 48.5% over the last twelve months.Wolverhampton crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →42.4%7. highest147%19.9k-11.3%
Vehicle crime →8.8%16. highest169%4.1k-3.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.9%21. highest123%3.7k-7.0%
Shoplifting crime →7.3%20. highest128%3.4k48.5%
Public order crime →6.9%33. highest105%3.2k-26.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime →6.8%5. lowest53%3.2k7.0%
Other theft crime →6.5%35. highest98%3.0k-15.0%
Burglary crime →4.8%19. highest135%2.2k-20.3%
Other crime →2.2%14. highest149%1.0k-3.0%
Drugs crime →1.9%41. lowest87%9036.0%
Possession of weapons crime →1.7%3. highest231%7994.3%
Robbery crime →1.5%17. highest144%713-8.5%
Bicycle theft crime →0.7%38. lowest75%322-1.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%47. highest37%286-16.9%
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 231% of national crime rate which puts Wolverhampton on 3. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 1.7% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 799 cases and has increased by 4.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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