Crime in Staffordshire

Staffordshire is the second safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Staffordshire in 2020 was 18 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 8 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Staffordshire's larger towns and cities, Shobnall is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Stapenhill, and Tamworth comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Staffordshire, starting with Cannock Chase which ranks as the safest area in Staffordshire, followed up by Stafford in second place, and Heath Hayes and Wimblebury in third place.

Crime Map of Staffordshire

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Staffordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour9,1728.47
Bicycle Theft1540.14
Burglary1,2801.18
Criminal Damage and Arson2,2432.07
Drugs5960.55
Other Crime4700.43
Other Theft1,7341.60
Possession of Weapons1520.14
Public Order1,0100.93
Robbery1780.16
Shoplifting9380.87
Theft From the Person1030.10
Vehicle Crime1,2751.18
Violence and Sexual Offences8,8388.16

Staffordshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Staffordshire
Anglesey1832323% more dangerous
Audley Rural157184.6% more dangerous
Biddulph3211611% safer
Brewood and Coven128173.1% safer
Burntwood5542117% more dangerous
Cannock Chase1,0771164% safer
Cheadle2652220% more dangerous
Codsall1201516% safer
Great Wyrley2542222% more dangerous
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1731241% safer
Hednesford337196% more dangerous
Horninglow and Eton3762428% more dangerous
Kidsgrove5352323% more dangerous
Leek5272529% more dangerous
Lichfield7942427% more dangerous
Newcastle-under-Lyme2,0061613% safer
Penkridge1822116% more dangerous
Perton1681610% safer
Rugeley3532012% more dangerous
Shobnall2963551% more dangerous
Stafford1,6421246% safer
Stapenhill2393042% more dangerous
Stone278167% safer
Stretton1121337% safer
Tamworth2,0782735% more dangerous
Uttoxeter2672012% more dangerous
Winshill2042426% more dangerous
Wombourne239174.7% safer

Crime Trends in Staffordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2220198Safer
Bicycle Theft0.680.690.450.14Safer
Burglary2.03.22.51.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.92.1Safer
Drugs1.10.921.00.55Safer
Other Crime1.11.00.940.43Safer
Other Theft54.74.11.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.350.350.14Safer
Public Order2.22.11.90.93Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.410.330.16Safer
Shoplifting3.12.42.70.87Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.240.290.10Safer
Vehicle Crime3.33.43.31.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1817168Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021