Crime in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Crime rates in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Level of crime
80.29 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
81.53 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
71.45 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
76.98 High
Worries car stolen
70.45 High
Worries things from car stolen
73.73 High
Worries attacked
77.26 High
Worries being insulted
77.29 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
69.77 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
83.47 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
79.40 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
77.29 High
Problem corruption and bribery
64.39 High

Safety in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Safety walking alone during daylight
36.66 Low
Safety walking alone during night
18.96 Very Low

Contributors: 178

Last update: April 2019

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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4 Comments so far

#Marcus on Oct 28, 2018 :
If you're a white person in a nonwhite area (almost everywhere) outside of the city centre then don't walk alone. You stand a good chance of being robbed assaulted. Twice it's happened to me. This is like a third world city. If You bear that in mind you'll be ok.
#Anonymous on Sep 22, 2018 :
Birmingham West midlands has a lot of segregation and division in areas no wonder crime is high , yes there is a big problem with racism in Birmingham UK as people are not tolerant or educated , Birmingham is not as pleasant as it seems to be , very undeveloped place lacks in a lot very boring place all you have in Birmingham is city centre and in the outskirts of Birmingham and areas are very dull and boring even people are as unfriendly there is no sense of community and never has been in Birmingham , coming from London I have noticed and races don't integrate much either.
#Brum4life on Aug 29, 2015 :
I was one of the 2 mentioned in the first comment, and I can add that it was a fully racial attack against us being white. The police took a good 10-15 minutes to arrive, which is a lot considering not only did I report a GUN crime, but there's a damn massive Police Station in Birmingham centre AND on the road we were stood on.

My advice to anybody reading this, DON'T leave the city centre unless you want to be killed. Unless you're black of course, then fill your boots.
#brummyboy on Aug 29, 2015 :
I have lived in Birmingham all my life. I have never really enjoyed the city, partly because of the people, the lack of activities to partake in (safely). Sometime last year, a few days before my A level exams, my 2 friends and I were mugged at gunpoint by a group of about 6 or 7 guys in the Newtown/Aston area. Considering the area is about a 10/15 minute walk to the city centre, and the fact that there is a university just down the road, we never could have expected it to happen. It happened on pathway just off of a very busy main road. In full view of the road. Not one single person came to help, two men passed by a few metres down the path, we shouted for help but they quickly walked away. Luckily, none of us were harmed. To our knowledge, none of the assailants were caught by the police.

Ever since, you really get to understand how bad parts of Birmingham are. There are lots of armed robberies, assaults, racist attacks. Just a few days ago, police released footage of a drunk woman being picked up and raped and left for dead.

Birmingham is definitely not a very nice area to live in or by. Even the city centre isn't as safe as you might think it is.