Audley Rural Crime Overview

Audley Rural is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 75th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Audley Rural in 2020 was 20 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Audley Rural is the 38th safest small town, and the 2,686th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Audley Rural was the worst small town in Staffordshire for other theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Audley Rural residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 1.8 per 1,000 residents. Audley Rural recorded 7 reports of possession of weapons during October 2015, making its crime rate of 0.82 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Audley Rural are violence and sexual offences, with 81 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 83% lower than 2019's figure of 148 offences and a difference of 7.84 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Audley Rural's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Audley Rural Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Audley Rural This Year

 Audley RuralStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10512.2815,93514.0314% safer
Burglary30.352,0251.78409% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson495.734,1773.6836% more dangerous
Drugs30.359420.83137% safer
Other Crime50.587610.6716% safer
Other Theft141.642,8772.5354% safer
Possession of Weapons10.122820.25108% safer
Public Order50.581,8471.63181% safer
Robbery10.123220.28133% safer
Shoplifting40.471,8671.64249% safer
Vehicle Crime50.582,0221.78207% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences819.4715,60013.7445% safer

Audley Rural Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Codsall12715.9525% safer
Winshill14116.4122% safer
Wombourne26318.419% safer
Biddulph38619.015% safer
Brewood and Coven14419.134.5% safer
Audley Rural17120.00-
Stone35020.613.0% more dangerous
Rugeley38321.537% more dangerous
Uttoxeter29621.989% more dangerous
Shobnall18622.2510% more dangerous
Penkridge19922.7612% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Audley Rural

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Recent Crimes in Audley Rural

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vernon AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vernon AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chester RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near RyehillsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Station WalksInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King StreetFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Miles Green RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadowside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadowside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrison CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrison CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tibb StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tibb StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station WalksInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Turner AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near RyehillsUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BarleyfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect

Audley Rural Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33292412Safer
Burglary1.91.92.80.35Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111176Safer
Drugs0.350.700.580.35Safer
Other Crime1.00.820.940.58Safer
Other Theft64.23.21.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.230.120.12Safer
Public Order2.82.90.820.58Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.12-0.120.12No change
Shoplifting1.60.350.700.47Safer
Vehicle Crime3.63.22.00.58Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1920179Safer

Changes In Audley Rural's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Audley Rural to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Audley Rural20.00-
Barnet67.7170% more dangerous
Coventry77.4174% more dangerous
Croydon83.2276% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8177% more dangerous
Bristol86.2177% more dangerous
Leicester97.4479% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8781% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2881% more dangerous
Bradford133.0285% more dangerous
Leeds137.1085% more dangerous

Crime in Audley Rural's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Audley & Bignall End17120First

Crime in Audley Rural During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Audley Rural change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Audley Rural saw a 100% increase in criminal damage and arson. Audley Rural saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 96% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+53%+35%+7%--96%---94%--63%
Burglary----------67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%+100%-80%-------56%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-------75%---
Shoplifting----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+80%+33%-65%--93%---92%--14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Audley Rural

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

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021