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Staffordshire Crime Statistics

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Staffordshire is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Staffordshire in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 30 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 Burton upon Trent, and Newcastle-under-Lyme comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Staffordshire, starting with Burntwood which ranks as the safest area in Staffordshire, followed up by Cannock in second place, and Lichfield in third place.

Staffordshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Staffordshire represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Staffordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour24,59021.66
Bicycle Theft7140.63
Burglary3,0972.73
Criminal Damage and Arson7,9006.96
Drugs1,1871.05
Other Crime1,1200.99
Other Theft5,7725.08
Possession of Weapons5250.46
Public Order4,8194.24
Robbery6550.58
Shoplifting4,3123.80
Theft From the Person3670.32
Vehicle Crime3,9313.46
Violence and Sexual Offences33,90729.86

Staffordshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Staffordshire
Anglesey46158 4.6% safer
Audley Rural33539 54% safer
Biddulph79139 54% safer
Brewood and Coven23932 89% safer
Burntwood1,27248 25% safer
Burton upon Trent4,90963 5.0% more dangerous
Cannock3,92756 8% safer
Cheadle67456 8% safer
Codsall26333 82% safer
Great Wyrley45941 48% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury39528 112% safer
Hednesford80244 36% safer
Horninglow and Eton1,09171 15% more dangerous
Kidsgrove1,16849 22% safer
Leek1,20857 6% safer
Lichfield1,88257 6% safer
Newcastle-under-Lyme4,98963 3.9% more dangerous
Penkridge38644 36% safer
Perton34833 82% safer
Rugeley84447 27% safer
Shobnall57869 13% more dangerous
Stafford3,98461 1.7% more dangerous
Stapenhill58674 18% more dangerous
Stoke-on-Trent25,59192 35% more dangerous
Stone78446 30% safer
Stretton22025 140% safer
Tamworth4,80263 3.9% more dangerous
Uttoxeter69051 17% safer
Winshill44251 17% safer
Wombourne62143 38% safer

Crime Trends in Staffordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32291422 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.920.630.230.63 Safer
Burglary4.53.41.82.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson983.77 Safer
Drugs1.41.50.831.0 Safer
Other Crime1.41.30.670.99 Safer
Other Theft762.55 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.530.250.46 Safer
Public Order3.33.01.64.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.750.620.280.58 Safer
Shoplifting3.54.31.63.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.440.150.32 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.21.83.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27241430 Getting worse
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