Crime in Staffordshire

Staffordshire is the safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Staffordshire in 2020 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 14 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Staffordshire's larger towns and cities, Stoke-on-Trent is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Tamworth, and Newcastle-under-Lyme comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Staffordshire, starting with Burton upon Trent which ranks as the safest area in Staffordshire, followed up by Cannock in second place, and Burntwood in third place.

Crime Map of Staffordshire

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Staffordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour15,93514.03
Bicycle Theft2570.23
Burglary2,0251.78
Criminal Damage and Arson4,1773.68
Drugs9420.83
Other Crime7610.67
Other Theft2,8772.53
Possession of Weapons2820.25
Public Order1,8471.63
Robbery3220.28
Shoplifting1,8671.64
Theft From the Person1660.15
Vehicle Crime2,0221.78
Violence and Sexual Offences15,60013.74

Staffordshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Staffordshire
Anglesey11614102% safer
Audley Rural1712046% safer
Biddulph3861954% safer
Brewood and Coven1441953% safer
Burntwood6292422% safer
Burton upon Trent1,1751593% safer
Cannock1,6022328% safer
Cheadle3012518% safer
Codsall1271683% safer
Great Wyrley2862515% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128263% safer
Hednesford1388285% safer
Horninglow and Eton19112136% safer
Kidsgrove6132613% safer
Leek615290.69% safer
Lichfield912286% safer
Newcastle-under-Lyme2,282291.9% safer
Penkridge1992328% safer
Perton10210202% safer
Rugeley3832236% safer
Shobnall1862231% safer
Stafford1,858292.3% safer
Stapenhill1271683% safer
Stoke-on-Trent11,9674332% more dangerous
Stone3502142% safer
Stretton576350% safer
Tamworth2,370316% more dangerous
Uttoxeter2962233% safer
Winshill1411678% safer
Wombourne2631859% safer

Crime Trends in Staffordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32322914Safer
Bicycle Theft0.920.920.630.23Safer
Burglary2.44.43.41.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9983.7Safer
Drugs1.51.41.40.83Safer
Other Crime1.61.51.30.67Safer
Other Theft7762.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.600.530.25Safer
Public Order3.53.33.01.6Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.750.620.28Safer
Shoplifting4.63.54.31.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.350.440.15Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.54.21.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26272414Safer

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021