Brewood and Coven Crime Overview

Brewood and Coven is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 84th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brewood and Coven in 2020 was 19 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 53% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brewood and Coven is the 33rd safest small town, and the 2,506th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Brewood and Coven had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for vehicle crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Brewood and Coven are violence and sexual offences, with 41 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 5. This is 98% lower than 2019's figure of 81 offences and a difference of 5.31 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Brewood and Coven's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Brewood and Coven Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brewood and Coven This Year

 Brewood and CovenStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour354.6515,93514.03202% safer
Bicycle Theft10.132570.2377% safer
Burglary283.722,0251.7852% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson212.794,1773.6832% safer
Drugs60.809420.833.8% safer
Other Crime81.067610.6737% more dangerous
Other Theft151.992,8772.5327% safer
Possession of Weapons20.272820.257% more dangerous
Public Order40.531,8471.63208% safer
Shoplifting60.801,8671.64105% safer
Vehicle Crime121.592,0221.7812% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences415.4515,60013.74152% safer

Brewood and Coven Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stapenhill12715.9320% safer
Codsall12715.9520% safer
Winshill14116.4117% safer
Wombourne26318.413.9% safer
Biddulph38619.010.63% safer
Brewood and Coven14419.13-
Audley Rural17120.004.4% more dangerous
Stone35020.617% more dangerous
Rugeley38321.5311% more dangerous
Uttoxeter29621.9813% more dangerous
Shobnall18622.2514% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brewood and Coven

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Recent Crimes in Brewood and Coven

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Oakshaw CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Meadow LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakapple CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pendeford Hall LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Deepmore CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Stafford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Stafford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Stafford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stafford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The RidingsUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Cinder Hill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conference/Exhibition CentreOffender given a caution
July 2021Other crimeOn or near Ash GroveAction to be taken by another organisation
July 2021BurglaryOn or near The MeadowsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The NurseriesUnable to prosecute suspect

Brewood and Coven Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1012104.6Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.130.130.13No change
Burglary7863.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.94.12.8Safer
Drugs0.801.11.10.80Safer
Other Crime1.21.20.531.1Getting worse
Other Theft63.83.82.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.130.270.27Getting worse
Public Order1.20.800.800.53Safer
Shoplifting0.800.400.270.80Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.14.94.11.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences119115Safer

Changes In Brewood and Coven's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brewood and Coven to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brewood and Coven19.13-
Barnet67.7172% more dangerous
Coventry77.4175% more dangerous
Croydon83.2277% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8178% more dangerous
Bristol86.2178% more dangerous
Leicester97.4480% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8781% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2882% more dangerous
Bradford133.0286% more dangerous
Leeds137.1086% more dangerous

Crime in Brewood and Coven's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brewood & Wheaton Aston14519Second
Featherstone West, Coven & Shareshill23926First

Crime in Brewood and Coven During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brewood and Coven change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Brewood and Coven saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. Brewood and Coven saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-13%+50%+50%-------63%
Burglary-17%+200%-50%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%+300%-------+33%
Drugs----------50%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--67%+100%-------
Public Order-+50%--------
Vehicle Crime-67%--75%-67%------67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+75%-11%+200%-------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brewood and Coven

What police force serves Brewood and Coven?
Brewood and Coven's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Brewood and Coven?
Brewood and Coven is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire.
What is Brewood and Coven's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brewood and Coven are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Brewood and Coven?
Brewood and Coven's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021