West Midlands is safer than before

People living and working in the West Midlands are safer now than at any time in recent history according to West Midlands Police.

Crime now stands at roughly half the level it was a decade ago.

Crime in the West Midlands is now at its lowest level Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/

The annual figures show there were almost 23,000 fewer crime victims in the West Midlands last year compared to the previous 12-month period.

It mans there have been 2,323 fewer burglaries, 1,803 fewer robbery victims and 6,937 fewer crimes against businesses.