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Crime and Safety in Burntwood

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Burntwood is the safest medium-sized town in Staffordshire, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burntwood in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burntwood is the 36th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,446th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Burntwood was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Burntwood residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Burntwood recorded 1 report of other crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.04 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Burntwood are violence and sexual offences, with 696 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 60% higher than 2020's figure of 279 offences and a difference of 15.82 from 2020's crime rate of 11. Burntwood's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Burntwood 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Staffordshire

10% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

51% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Burntwood is 10% lower than the West Midlands and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Burntwood Crime Rate Over Time

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Burntwood Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Burntwood 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 Burntwood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021481,272
202024629
2019471,252
2018501,314
2017441,153
2016391,022

Crime in Burntwood Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Burntwood This Year

 BurntwoodStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48018.2124,58421.65 19% safer
Bicycle Theft30.117140.63 473% safer
Burglary702.663,0972.73 2.6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1074.067,8976.96 71% safer
Drugs160.611,1841.04 70% safer
Other Crime180.681,1200.99 46% safer
Other Theft933.535,7705.08 44% safer
Possession of Weapons40.155250.46 207% safer
Public Order933.534,8144.24 20% safer
Robbery50.196550.58 205% safer
Shoplifting471.784,3123.80 113% safer
Theft From the Person40.153670.32 113% safer
Vehicle Crime1164.403,9303.46 21% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences69626.4033,89229.85 13% safer

Burntwood Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burntwood1,27248.25-
Lichfield1,88257.0015% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burntwood

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Recent Crimes in Burntwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Foxhill'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keeper'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chase ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Baker CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Springle Styche LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eastwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elunda GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Ogley Hay RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodford CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Gullick WayLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victory AvenueFurther action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keeper'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bracken CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Burntwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24281318 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.190.270.110.11 Safer
Burglary3.92.11.82.7 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson662.84.1 Safer
Drugs0.761.30.460.61 Safer
Other Crime0.761.10.490.68 Safer
Other Theft74.71.63.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.490.230.15 Safer
Public Order2.11.80.993.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.340.190.19 Safer
Shoplifting2.22.81.41.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.150.110.15 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.04.23.14.4 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences22231126 Getting worse

Changes In Burntwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Burntwood to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9321% safer
Burntwood48.25-
Birmingham49.602.7% more dangerous
Barnet67.0828% more dangerous
Croydon82.4842% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0346% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Burntwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burntwood Chasetown31654Second
Burntwood West60665First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-23%+39%+32%-------30%
Burglary-10%+50%-67%------+40%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+33%-86%------+22%
Drugs+100%-33%-50%-------67%
Other Crime+100%+100%-50%-------
Other Theft-78%+20%-78%------+400%
Possession of Weapons---------+300%
Public Order+67%+50%-25%-------57%
Shoplifting+67%--88%-------94%
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.

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