Anglesey Crime Overview

Anglesey is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 83rd safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Anglesey in 2020 was 14 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 102% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Anglesey is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,598th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2018, Anglesey was the worst small town in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2016 was also a bad month for Anglesey residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Anglesey recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during February 2015, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for theft from the person in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Anglesey are violence and sexual offences, with 66 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 71% lower than 2019's figure of 113 offences and a difference of 5.86 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Anglesey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Anglesey Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Anglesey This Year

 AngleseyStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour445.4915,93514.03156% safer
Bicycle Theft20.252570.238% more dangerous
Burglary30.372,0251.78381% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.624,1773.68127% safer
Drugs101.259420.8334% more dangerous
Other Crime20.257610.67168% safer
Other Theft50.622,8772.53308% safer
Possession of Weapons10.122820.25108% safer
Public Order101.251,8471.6330% safer
Robbery30.373220.2824% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime10.122,0221.781383% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences668.2415,60013.7467% safer

Anglesey Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton576.49123% safer
Hednesford1387.5991% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128.0580% safer
Perton1029.6750% safer
Horninglow and Eton19112.3617% safer
Anglesey11614.48-
Stapenhill12715.939% more dangerous
Codsall12715.959% more dangerous
Winshill14116.4112% more dangerous
Wombourne26318.4121% more dangerous
Biddulph38619.0124% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Anglesey

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Recent Crimes in Anglesey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near South Uxbridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near All Saints RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near All Saints RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaOffender given a caution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021RobberyOn or near South Uxbridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ash StreetFurther action is not in the public interest
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Village MewsAction to be taken by another organisation
July 2021Public orderOn or near Barton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Rose Cottage GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rose Cottage GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rose Cottage GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South Broadway StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leicester StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leicester StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021DrugsOn or near Queen StreetLocal resolution

Anglesey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1916135Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.250.370.25Safer
Burglary1.52.01.10.37Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.03.21.6Safer
Drugs0.870.500.501.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.250.370.370.25Safer
Other Theft2.52.52.00.62Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.120.370.12Safer
Public Order2.41.81.41.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.120.120.37Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.61.61.80.12Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2016148Safer

Changes In Anglesey's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Anglesey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Anglesey14.48-
Barnet67.7179% more dangerous
Coventry77.4181% more dangerous
Croydon83.2283% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8183% more dangerous
Bristol86.2183% more dangerous
Leicester97.4485% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8786% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2887% more dangerous
Bradford133.0289% more dangerous
Leeds137.1089% more dangerous

Crime in Anglesey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Anglesey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Anglesey saw a 267% increase in violence and sexual offences. Anglesey saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+100%+67%-------33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-+200%------+100%
Other Theft+100%---------50%
Public Order+200%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences+57%+8%-73%----67%-83%-+267%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Anglesey

What police force serves Anglesey?
Anglesey's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Anglesey?
Anglesey is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire.
What is Anglesey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Anglesey are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Anglesey?
Anglesey's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021