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Crime and Safety in Biddulph

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Biddulph is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 72nd most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Biddulph in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Biddulph is the 179th safest small town, and the 4,896th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Biddulph was the worst small town in Staffordshire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.74 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Biddulph residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Biddulph recorded 1 report of theft from the person during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.05 the worst small town for theft from the person in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Biddulph are violence and sexual offences, with 448 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 50% higher than 2020's figure of 222 offences and a difference of 11.14 from 2020's crime rate of 11. Biddulph's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Biddulph 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Staffordshire

129% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

96% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Biddulph is 129% lower than the West Midlands and 96% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Biddulph Crime Rate Over Time

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Biddulph Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Biddulph

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202139791
202019386
201938765
201842848
201741834
201643875

Crime in Biddulph Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Biddulph This Year

 BiddulphStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30414.9724,59021.66 45% safer
Bicycle Theft10.057140.63 1160% safer
Burglary190.943,0972.73 190% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1326.507,9006.96 7% safer
Drugs100.491,1871.05 114% safer
Other Crime80.391,1200.99 154% safer
Other Theft472.325,7725.08 119% safer
Possession of Weapons40.205250.46 130% safer
Public Order552.714,8194.24 56% safer
Robbery20.106550.58 480% safer
Shoplifting331.634,3123.80 133% safer
Theft From the Person20.103670.32 220% safer
Vehicle Crime301.483,9313.46 134% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44822.0733,90729.86 35% safer

Biddulph Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Perton211.991858% safer
Hednesford482.641376% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury483.451029% safer
Brewood and Coven23931.7523% safer
Codsall25832.4020% safer
Biddulph79138.96-
Audley Rural33539.190.59% more dangerous
Great Wyrley45940.644.1% more dangerous
Wombourne59841.877% more dangerous
Penkridge38644.1512% more dangerous
Stone78446.1716% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Biddulph

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Recent Crimes in Biddulph

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lynmouth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lawton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Banbury GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mayfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Childerplay RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Birch AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stile CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Banbury GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Appleton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Princess StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Church RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kingsfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tunstall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near John StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Biddulph Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20211015 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.300.15-0.05 Safer
Burglary1.71.60.740.94 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson773.06 Safer
Drugs0.440.790.250.49 Safer
Other Crime0.940.840.390.39 Safer
Other Theft3.62.71.32.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.540.100.20 Safer
Public Order2.02.11.32.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.150.100.10 Safer
Shoplifting0.151.20.391.6 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.050.10-0.10 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.41.70.441.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24191122 Getting worse

Changes In Biddulph's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Biddulph's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Biddulph that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Biddulph Grange Country Park-----10.03

Comparing Biddulph to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Biddulph38.96-
Barnet67.0842% more dangerous
Croydon82.4853% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0557% more dangerous
Bristol90.5257% more dangerous
Coventry102.2462% more dangerous
Leicester111.5965% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6470% more dangerous
Bradford132.2871% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Biddulph's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Biddulph Central50159First
Biddulph North & Brownlees18129Second

Crime in Biddulph During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Biddulph change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Biddulph saw a 233% increase in other theft. Biddulph saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during September, when it fell by 96% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%--27%-93%---96%--+10%
Burglary-+100%-50%-------67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+11%-47%-------37%
Drugs----------
Other Crime---67%-------
Other Theft+67%+233%-71%------+200%
Public Order+20%+100%-90%------+33%
Shoplifting-+100%--------
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%-9%-53%-----93%-+90%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Biddulph

What police force serves Biddulph?
Biddulph's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.

How dangerous is Biddulph?
Biddulph is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire.

What is Biddulph's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Biddulph are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Biddulph?
Biddulph's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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