Birmingham hotspots for carjackings, burglaries and bike thefts – see where your area ranks


Hotspot areas for bike thefts, neighbourhoods where burglars strike every day and suburbs blighted by hundreds of robberies a year. New police stats can now reveal the city’s worst areas for acquisitive crime.

Latest data from West Midlands Police shows the areas with the highest number of carjackings, robberies, theft from vehicle, bicycle thefts and burglaries. Birmingham city centre held the worst record for robberies over the past three years, to date, with an average of 20 reports a month.

Residents in the Lozells & East Handsworth area were also plagued by over 500 robbery reports in the same time period. Meanwhile, Selly Oak was found to be the worst area for burglaries with on average one a day across 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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The worst areas for carjackings were Stechford & Yardley North – where there were 13 reports, an average of one every two months. Kingstanding, Sheldon, Edgbaston, Hodge Hill and Ladywood also had over ten reports in the same time period.

In one Edgbaston carjacking earlier this year, a group of thugs viciously beat and held a man at knifepoint before stealing his car in Carpenter Road. The balaclava-clad gang threw the victim on the floor after seeing him get out of his Volkswagen Polo.

With most communities reporting less than 50 bike thefts in the time period, Edgbaston and Quinton – both hit by over 400 crimes each – stood out as clear hotspots. Selly Oak, Birmingham City Centre and Moseley & Kings Heath were the only other areas with over a hundred bicycle thefts reports.

The figures suggest thefts from vehicles were most common in Aston, Edgbaston, Nechells and Lozells & East Handsworth, with over 450 reports from each area. Below are the crimes reported for each neighbourhood in Birmingham in 2020, 2021 and up to April 2022, according to the latest West Midlands Police Freedom of Information request.

They include aggravated vehicle taking, burglaries, bike thefts, robberies (both personal and business property) and theft from a vehicle.

Acocks Green

Aggravated vehicle taking – 9

Burglary business – 78

Bicycle theft – 25

Burglary residential – 479

Robbery – 173

Theft from a vehicle – 381

Aston

Aggravated vehicle taking – 7

Burglary business – 155

Bicycle theft – 66

Burglary residential – 329

Robbery – 365

Theft from a vehicle – 478

Bartley Green

Aggravated vehicle taking – 8

Burglary business and community – 83

Bicycle theft – 24

Burglary residential – 521

Robbery – 162

Theft from a vehicle – 206

Billesley

Aggravated vehicle taking – 7

Burglary business and community – 45

Bicycle theft – 48

Burglary residential – 467

Robbery – 131

Theft from a vehicle – 246



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Birmingham city centre

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 218

Bicycle theft – 149

Burglary residential – 24

Robbery – 575

Theft from a vehicle – 229

Bordesley Green

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 45

Bicycle theft – 20

Burglary residential – 260

Robbery – 178

Theft from a vehicle – 350

Bournville

Aggravated vehicle taking – 7

Burglary business and community – 125

Bicycle theft – 37

Burglary residential – 437

Robbery – 131

Theft from a vehicle – 380

Brandwood

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 49

Bicycle theft – 26

Burglary residential – 462

Robbery -131

Theft from a vehicle – 229

Eastside

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 90

Bicycle theft – 73

Burglary residential -44

Robbery -174

Theft from a vehicle – 174

Edgbaston

Aggravated vehicle taking – 10

Burglary business and community – 198

Bicycle theft – 417

Burglary residential – 485

Robbery -197

Theft from a vehicle – 464

Erdington

Aggravated vehicle taking – 3

Burglary business and community – 84

Bicycle theft – 38

Burglary residential – 325

Robbery – 179

Theft from a vehicle – 202

Hall Green

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 46

Bicycle theft – 23

Burglary residential – 361

Robbery – 69

Theft from a vehicle – 348

Handsworth Wood

Aggravated vehicle taking – 7

Burglary business and community – 61

Bicycle theft – 13

Burglary residential – 403

Robbery – 464

Theft from a vehicle – 272

Harborne

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 103

Bicycle theft – 67

Burglary residential – 442

Robbery – 134

Theft from a vehicle – 353

Highgate

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 59

Bicycle theft – 18

Burglary residential – 95

Robbery – 77

Theft from a vehicle – 158

Hodge Hill

Aggravated vehicle taking – 10

Burglary business and community – 102

Bicycle theft – 17

Burglary residential – 397

Robbery – 181

Theft from a vehicle – 324



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Jewellery Quarter

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 91

Bicycle theft – 72

Burglary residential – 84

Robbery – 115

Theft from a vehicle – 268

Kings Norton

Aggravated vehicle taking – 5

Burglary business and community – 66

Bicycle theft – 19

Burglary residential – 732

Robbery – 179

Theft from a vehicle – 199

Kingstanding

Aggravated vehicle taking – 12

Burglary business and community – 39

Bicycle theft – 31

Burglary residential – 362

Robbery – 182

Theft from a vehicle – 188



Ladywood.
Ladywood.

Ladywood

Aggravated vehicle taking – 1

Burglary business and community – 77

Bicycle theft – 95

Burglary residential – 317

Robbery – 276

Theft from a vehicle – 312

Longbridge

Aggravated vehicle taking – 7

Burglary business and community – 153

Bicycle theft – 22

Burglary residential – 515

Robbery – 160

Theft from a vehicle – 194

Lozells and East Handsworth

Aggravated vehicle taking – 3

Burglary business and community – 88

Bicycle theft – 41

Burglary residential – 534

Robbery – 509

Theft from a vehicle – 455



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Moseley and Kings Heath

Aggravated vehicle taking – 5

Burglary business and community – 113

Bicycle theft – 114

Burglary residential – 490

Robbery – 214

Theft from a vehicle – 347

Nechells

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 168

Bicycle theft – 27

Burglary residential – 127

Robbery – 118

Theft from a vehicle – 456

Northfield

Aggravated vehicle taking – 4

Burglary business and community – 115

Bicycle theft – 40

Burglary residential – 426

Robbery – 186

Theft from a vehicle – 348

Oscott

Aggravated vehicle taking – 5

Burglary business and community – 57

Bicycle theft – 12

Burglary residential – 273

Robbery – 119

Theft from a vehicle – 158

Perry Barr

Aggravated vehicle taking – 5

Burglary business and community – 84

Bicycle theft – 35

Burglary residential – 384

Robbery – 148

Theft from a vehicle – 206

Quinton

Aggravated vehicle taking – 9

Burglary business and community – 55

Bicycle theft – 10

Burglary residential – 417

Robbery – 119

Theft from a vehicle – 204



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Old Joe clock tower and great hall, general view

Selly Oak

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 107

Bicycle theft – 123

Burglary residential – 884

Robbery – 163

Theft from a vehicle – 356

Shard End

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 94

Bicycle theft – 32

Burglary residential – 460

Robbery – 185

Theft from a vehicle – 362

Sheldon

Aggravated vehicle taking – 11

Burglary business and community – 106

Bicycle theft – 28

Burglary residential – 265

Robbery – 147

Theft from a vehicle – 251

Small Heath

Aggravated vehicle taking – 8

Burglary business and community – 116

Bicycle theft – 20

Burglary residential – 138

Robbery – 163

Theft from a vehicle – 393



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Soho Road graffiti

Soho Road

Aggravated vehicle taking – 4

Burglary business and community – 81

Bicycle theft -16

Burglary residential – 273

Robbery – 295

Theft from a vehicle – 208

Ladywood

Aggravated vehicle taking – 10

Burglary business and community – 138

Bicycle theft – 34

Burglary residential – 357

Robbery – 285

Theft from a vehicle – 441

South Yardley

Aggravated vehicle taking – 10

Burglary business and community – 138

Bicycle theft – 34

Burglary residential – 357

Robbery (personal and business property) – 190

Theft from a vehicle – 441

Southside

Aggravated vehicle taking – 1

Burglary business and community – 59

Bicycle theft – 33

Burglary residential – 24

Robbery – 190

Theft from a vehicle – 81

Sparkbrook

Aggravated vehicle taking – 8

Burglary business and community – 104

Bicycle theft – 41

Burglary residential – 311

Robbery – 213

Theft from a vehicle – 352

Springfield

Aggravated vehicle taking – 5

Burglary business and community – 55

Bicycle theft – 32

Burglary residential – 345

Robbery – 161

Theft from a vehicle – 239

Stechford and Yardley North

Aggravated vehicle taking – 13

Burglary business and community – 52

Bicycle theft – 36

Burglary residential – 354

Robbery – 139

Theft from a vehicle – 313

Stockland Green

Aggravated vehicle taking – 3

Burglary business and community – 48

Bicycle theft – 22

Burglary residential – 561

Robbery – 347

Theft from a vehicle – 318

Sutton Four Oaks

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 19

Bicycle theft – 11

Burglary residential – 162

Robbery – 49

Theft from a vehicle – 140

Sutton Trinity

Aggravated vehicle taking – 3

Burglary business and community – 79

Bicycle theft – 38

Burglary residential – 195

Robbery – 148

Theft from a vehicle – 201

Sutton New Hall

Burglary business and community – 40

Bicycle theft – 9

Burglary residential – 162

Robbery – 59

Theft from a vehicle – 192

Sutton Vesey

Aggravated vehicle taking – 3

Burglary business and community – 43

Bicycle theft – 16

Burglary residential – 274

Theft from a vehicle – 188

Tyburn

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 112

Bicycle theft – 45

Burglary residential – 370

Robbery – 214

Theft from a vehicle – 275

Washwood Heath

Aggravated vehicle taking – 9

Burglary business and community – 93

Bicycle theft – 13

Burglary residential – 244

Robbery – 191

Theft from a vehicle – 390

Weoley

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 78

Bicycle theft – 19

Burglary residential – 426

Robbery – 154

Theft from a vehicle – 408

Westside

Aggravated vehicle taking – 2

Burglary business and community – 55

Bicycle theft – 68

Burglary residential – 18

Robbery -180

Theft from a vehicle – 54

Winson Green

Aggravated vehicle taking – 6

Burglary business and community – 51

Bicycle theft – 41

Burglary residential – 281

Robbery – 241

Theft from a vehicle – 293

Have you been affected by this? You can contact us by emailing stephanie.balloo@reachplc.com





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