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Revealed: Top 20 most dangerous towns and cities in the West Midlands

The top 20 most dangerous areas of the West Midlands have been revealed.

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New crime data has been analysed by security firm, Churchill Support Services, to find the most dangerous towns and cities in the region.

The research shows that the West Midlands has an overall crime rate of 95.1 offences per 1,000 people, which corresponds to the fifth worst region in the UK for criminal activity.

These figures add up to a total count of 572,937 offences, just shy of similar figures in Yorkshire and the North West.

The lion’s share of the region’s crime figures are made up by theft offences at 32 per cent and violent crime at 42 per cent.

However, recent downturns in crime paint a more positive picture of the West Midlands, with an overall decrease of three per cent over the last year.

There have been falls in public order offences and violent crime.

The top 20 most dangerous areas of the West Midlands are:

1. Brownhills has a crime rate of 151.5 per 1,000 people

The Miner statue in Brownhills
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