West Midlands crime stats

December 2023

Most crimes, 253k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.8% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 129% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 33.0% over the last twelve months.West Midlands crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (9 regions)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.8%2. highest129%253k-7.5%
Antisocial behaviour crime →10.1%2. lowest74%64.3k-16.2%
Vehicle crime →8.1%2. highest143%51.3k-1.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.6%4. highest109%48.3k-7.6%
Public order crime →7.5%5. highest104%47.7k-12.9%
Other theft crime →7.0%4. highest98%44.6k-0.9%
Shoplifting crime →6.4%4. highest110%40.7k33.0%
Burglary crime →5.1%3. highest134%32.3k-0.4%
Drugs crime →2.0%2. lowest83%12.7k-3.8%
Other crime →1.8%4. highest109%11.2k1.8%
Robbery crime →1.7%2. highest152%10.6k3.0%
Possession of weapons crime →1.5%1. highest193%9.6k2.9%
Theft from the person crime →0.8%3. highest49%5.4k-6.5%
Bicycle theft crime →0.7%2. lowest73%4.6k-7.7%
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 193% of national crime rate which puts West Midlands on 1. position out of 9 England's and Wales' regions 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 9.6k cases and has increased by 2.9% when compared year-over-year in the period of November 2022 - October 2023.

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