Selly Oak is top Burglary spot in Birmingham

2 weeks ago

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According to new data from the West Midlands police, Selly Oak has the highest burglary rates in Birmingham. The data shows 491 burglaries in Selly Oak during the last 12 month.

The new data shows there were 3107 burglaries in Birmingham between June 2021 and June 2022 - only 85% of these led to a charge or court summons.

The thriving student population in Selly Oak often becomes an easy target for opportunists.

According the local community group, Love Selly Oak, there are often between 50 and 100 burglaries on student accommodations in the first term of every academic year. Laptops, mobile phones and other gadgets in low security accommodation can be a magnet for burglars.

Edgbaston comes in the second place with 350 burglaries over the last 12 months.