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Crime and Safety in Brewood and Coven

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Brewood and Coven is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 88th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brewood and Coven in 2021 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 89% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brewood and Coven is the 120th safest small town, and the 4,949th 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 88 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 53% higher than 2020's figure of 41 offences and a difference of 6.24 from 2020's crime rate of 5. Brewood and Coven's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Brewood and Coven 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Staffordshire

68% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

129% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brewood and Coven is 68% lower than the West Midlands and 129% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brewood and Coven Crime Rate Over Time

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Brewood and Coven Crime Map

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Brewood and Coven

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202132239
202019144
201932238
201835262
201738287
201629218

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 Behaviour7810.3624,58421.65 109% safer
Burglary283.723,0972.73 27% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson324.257,8976.96 64% safer
Drugs60.801,1841.04 30% safer
Other Crime111.461,1200.99 32% more dangerous
Other Theft243.195,7705.08 59% safer
Possession of Weapons10.135250.46 254% safer
Public Order60.804,8144.24 430% safer
Shoplifting131.734,3123.80 120% safer
Theft From the Person10.133670.32 146% safer
Vehicle Crime293.853,9303.46 10% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences8811.6933,89229.85 155% safer

Brewood and Coven Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winshill50.585374% safer
Stretton60.684569% safer
Perton211.991495% safer
Hednesford482.641103% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury483.45820% safer
Brewood and Coven23931.75-
Codsall25832.402.0% more dangerous
Biddulph79138.9619% more dangerous
Audley Rural33539.1919% more dangerous
Great Wyrley45940.6422% more dangerous
Wombourne59841.8724% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brewood and Coven

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Recent Crimes in Brewood and Coven

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Chads CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paradise LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pendeford Hall LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Newport CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Brewood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Aspley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022BurglaryOn or near The MeadowsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Deansfield RoadLocal resolution
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parson'S CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Laches CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Light Ash CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Pendeford Hall LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near BirchcroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dark LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other crimeOn or near Horsebrook Hall LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sunset CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paradise LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sunset CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Deansfield RoadLocal resolution

Brewood and Coven Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12104.610 Safer
Burglary863.73.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.94.12.84.2 Safer
Drugs1.11.10.800.80 Safer
Other Crime1.20.531.11.5 Getting worse
Other Theft3.83.82.03.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.270.270.13 Safer
Public Order0.800.800.530.80 Safer
Shoplifting0.400.270.801.7 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.13--0.13No change
Vehicle Crime4.94.11.63.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences911512 Getting worse

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 Coven31.75-
Coventry39.9320% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6036% more dangerous
Barnet67.0853% more dangerous
Croydon82.4862% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0365% more dangerous
Bristol90.5265% more dangerous
Leicester111.5972% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0674% more dangerous
Bradford132.2876% more dangerous
Leeds150.9479% more dangerous

Crime in Brewood and Coven's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brewood & Wheaton Aston28938Second
Featherstone West, Coven & Shareshill46149First

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 10 safest 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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