Biddulph Crime Overview

Biddulph is among the top 20 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 86th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Biddulph in 2020 was 19 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Biddulph is the 32nd safest small town, and the 2,484th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Biddulph was the worst small town in Staffordshire for other theft, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Biddulph residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Biddulph recorded 7 reports of drugs during February 2019, making its crime rate of 0.34 the worst small town for drugs in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Biddulph are violence and sexual offences, with 222 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 70% lower than 2019's figure of 377 offences and a difference of 7.64 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Biddulph's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 450% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Biddulph This Year

 BiddulphStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20510.1015,93514.0339% safer
Burglary150.742,0251.78141% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson623.054,1773.6821% safer
Drugs50.259420.83232% safer
Other Crime80.397610.6772% safer
Other Theft271.332,8772.5390% safer
Possession of Weapons20.102820.25150% safer
Public Order261.281,8471.6327% safer
Robbery20.103220.28180% safer
Shoplifting80.391,8671.64321% safer
Vehicle Crime90.442,0221.78305% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22210.9315,60013.7426% safer

Crime in Biddulph Compared To Staffordshire

Biddulph Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Anglesey11614.4831% safer
Stapenhill12715.9319% safer
Codsall12715.9519% safer
Winshill14116.4116% safer
Wombourne26318.413.3% safer
Biddulph38619.01-
Brewood and Coven14419.130.63% more dangerous
Audley Rural17120.005.0% more dangerous
Stone35020.618% more dangerous
Rugeley38321.5312% more dangerous
Uttoxeter29621.9814% more dangerous

Biddulph Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23202110Safer
Burglary1.71.71.60.74Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9773.0Safer
Drugs0.340.440.790.25Safer
Other Crime1.50.940.840.39Safer
Other Theft4.23.62.71.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.150.200.540.10Safer
Public Order2.02.02.11.3Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.250.150.10Safer
Shoplifting0.690.151.20.39Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.41.70.44Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19241911Safer

Changes In Biddulph's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Biddulph to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Biddulph19.01-
Barnet67.7172% more dangerous
Coventry77.4175% more dangerous
Croydon83.2277% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8178% more dangerous
Bristol86.2178% more dangerous
Leicester97.4480% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8782% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2882% more dangerous
Bradford133.0286% more dangerous
Leeds137.1086% more dangerous

Crime in Biddulph's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Biddulph Central26331First
Biddulph North & Brownlees7913Second

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 20 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021