Latest Official Crime Statistics for Wednesfield

Crime statistics in Wednesfield continue to cause me great concern.

Whilst Wednesfield is not the worst place in the West Midlands for Crime activities. it nevertheless is very much part of an area that is subjected to crime.

We have lost yet another Police Constable to another area. Yet the crime statistics haven’t fallen dramatically in the last year according to these statistics.
There are still so many crimes where no further action is being taken. 1102 where investigations have been completed – and No suspect identified.

The top ten crimes recorded for Wednesfield are for
703 -Violence and sex crimes
280-Vehicle Crime
279- Anti Social behaviour
243-Shoplifting offences.
241-Other Theft
170-Criminal Damage & Arson
17-Theft from the Person

The stats are from September 2018 through until August 2019. We have seen one of our Police Constables transferred elsewhere this last week.I am unhappy about losing a Police Constable having seen these statistics. I think it is right that we should question why?

Click on the link at the top of this article – and see how crime has changed in Wednesfield over the last year. See how the different crime categories are performing. These are Home Office statistics and they do help you gauge what is happening in Wednesfield.

I am convinced we need more Police Officers not less! What is your view?

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more