Burntwood Crime Overview

Burntwood is the safest medium-sized town in Staffordshire, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burntwood in 2020 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burntwood is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns, and the 3,513rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Burntwood was the worst medium-sized town in Staffordshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Burntwood residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Burntwood recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.04 the worst medium-sized town for bicycle theft in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Burntwood are violence and sexual offences, with 279 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 115% lower than 2019's figure of 599 offences and a difference of 12.14 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Burntwood's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 133% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Burntwood Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Burntwood This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33212.5915,93514.0311% safer
Bicycle Theft30.112570.23109% safer
Burglary471.782,0251.780% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson732.774,1773.6833% safer
Drugs120.469420.8380% safer
Other Crime130.497610.6737% safer
Other Theft431.632,8772.5355% safer
Possession of Weapons60.232820.259% safer
Public Order260.991,8471.6365% safer
Robbery50.193220.2847% safer
Shoplifting381.441,8671.6414% safer
Theft From the Person30.111660.1536% safer
Vehicle Crime813.072,0221.7842% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences27910.5815,60013.7430% safer

Burntwood Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lichfield91227.6214% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burntwood

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Burntwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour25242813Safer
Bicycle Theft0.640.190.270.11Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7662.8Safer
Other Crime0.910.761.10.49Safer
Other Theft674.71.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.380.490.23Safer
Public Order2.
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences20222311Safer

Changes In Burntwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Burntwood to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7165% more dangerous
Coventry77.4169% more dangerous
Croydon83.2271% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8172% more dangerous
Bristol86.2172% more dangerous
Leicester97.4476% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0282% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Burntwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burntwood Chasetown16128First
Burntwood West25628Second

Crime in Burntwood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burntwood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Burntwood saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Burntwood saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during September, when it fell by 98% compared to September in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-23%+39%+32%-------30%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+33%-86%------+22%
Other Crime+100%+100%-50%-------
Other Theft-78%+20%-78%------+400%
Possession of Weapons---------+300%
Public Order+67%+50%-25%-------57%
Vehicle Crime+46%+600%-69%-------11%
Violence and Sexual Offences+22%-25%-20%----98%---3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burntwood

What police force serves Burntwood?
Burntwood's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Burntwood?
Burntwood is the safest medium-sized town in Staffordshire.
What is Burntwood's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Burntwood are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Burntwood?
Burntwood's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021