BIRMINGHAM CRIME STATISTICS
Birmingham Crime Statistics
Is Birmingham safe?
Birmingham is the largest and most populated city in the UK outside of London, with over 1.1 million inhabitants as of 2014, with the wider metropolitan area stretching to a total population of 3.8 million. Today, the city is a major centre for commerce and an important transport hub for the UK. But what is the Birmingham crime rate compared with other parts of the country?
The graph below shows the different types of crime in Birmingham between January 2015 and December 2016, separated by type of crime.
Antisocial behaviour is the highest recorded crime in Birmingham for this time period, with 55,159 incidents, making up 25% of total crimes. Violent crime is not far behind, with 42,974 incidents, making up 19.5% of total crimes.
After these two types of crime, other types are far less frequently recorded. That being said, vehicle crime is notably a bigger problem in Birmingham than in other cities. Although making up just 10% of total crime in Birmingham, the city has the fourth-highest amount of vehicle crime during this period in the country, with 22 recorded incidents per 1,000 people. This is 145% higher than the national average.