Walsall crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 18.9k crimes were violent crimes which is 40.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 123% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 23.0% over the last twelve months.Walsall crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →40.4%18. highest123%18.9k-9.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.8%18. lowest67%4.6k-7.7%
Vehicle crime →8.9%20. highest154%4.1k-22.2%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.2%30. highest111%3.8k-12.5%
Shoplifting crime →7.2%35. highest107%3.3k23.0%
Other theft crime →6.5%40. lowest89%3.0k-15.7%
Public order crime →6.4%37. lowest89%3.0k-25.7%
Burglary crime →5.1%20. highest130%2.4k-8.1%
Other crime →1.8%36. highest108%855-17.6%
Drugs crime →1.7%19. lowest68%7990.3%
Possession of weapons crime →1.5%5. highest179%714-2.6%
Robbery crime →1.5%19. highest127%690-2.3%
Theft from the person crime →0.5%36. lowest29%247-16.8%
Bicycle theft crime →0.5%15. lowest50%2363.5%
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 179% of national crime rate which puts Walsall on 5. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 1.5% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 714 cases and has decreased by 2.6% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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