Sutton Coldfield South & Central is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Sutton Coldfield, followed by Reddicap Heath and New Oscott. The safest neighbourhoods are Hill Hook, Little Sutton & Roughley and Streetly North.
Crime in Sutton Coldfield during Coronavirus Lockdowns
The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Sutton Coldfield saw a 1,000% increase in robbery. The borough saw a large fall in drug related crime during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019.
Which Police Force serves Sutton Coldfield?
The local police force for Sutton Coldfield is the West Midlands Police.
About Sutton Coldfield
Occupying a total land area of 5,745 hectares, Sutton Coldfield is by some distance the largest constituency in Birmingham. Latest census figures show the population as 95,107 – that’s just over 8% of the overall Birmingham total. Sutton Coldfield is also the most affluent constituency in the city, with 57% of its residents aged under 45 years of age.
Locally, the area is regarded as one of the most prestigious locations in Birmingham and the Central England region; a 2007 report by the website Mouseprice.com highlighted two Sutton Coldfield streets amongst the 20 most expensive in the whole of the UK.
The Sutton Coldfield Economy
In 2020, the unemployment rate in Sutton Coldfield was 3.8%, below the national average of 4.5%.
The Gracechurch Centre, built in 1974, is the prime shopping location in the town. It includes a multi-storey car park. More recent investment has seen the Centre being upgraded, including the installation of a glass roof above one of the walkways. A public square was also removed to make way for additional retail units and a café.
House Prices in Sutton Coldfield
According to Rightmove, over the last 12 months, property prices in Sutton Coldfield were 13% higher than the previous year. The average price of property was £394,017. Detached properties sold for an average of £569,350, semi-detached £332,542 and terraced properties fetched £268,372.
Famous People from Sutton Coldfield
Former Aston Villa Chairman, Doug Ellis
Actors, Sir Roger Moore and Trevor Eve
Television Presenter, Cat Deeley
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THE GOOD NEWS
Sutton Coldfield is ranked as the safest major town in the West Midlands.
In 2020, the overall crime rate was 48 crimes per 1000 people, 88% lower than the West Midlands’ average of 91.
Looking at England, Wales and Northern Ireland overall, Sutton Coldfield is amongst the top 20 safest town locations.
THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS
The most common crimes in Sutton Coldfield are violence and sexual offences, with 2,130 offences during 2020, 19% higher than 2019's figure of 1,719 offences.
In February 2020, Sutton Coldfield was the worst major town in the West Midlands for criminal damage and arson.
And during February 2020, Sutton Coldfield had 52 reports of shoplifting, the worst for the West Midlands that month.
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