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Crime and Safety in Burton upon Trent

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Burton upon Trent is the safest major town in Staffordshire, and is the 49th safest overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burton upon Trent in 2021 was 20 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 194% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burton upon Trent is the second safest major town, and the 2,588th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Burton upon Trent had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for burglary, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.03 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Burton upon Trent residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.01 per 1,000 residents. Burton upon Trent recorded 3 reports of violence and sexual offences during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.04 the worst for violence and sexual offences in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Burton upon Trent are violence and sexual offences, with 848 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 50% higher than 2020's figure of 427 offences and a difference of 5.43 from 2020's crime rate of 6. Burton upon Trent's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Burton upon Trent 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Staffordshire

161% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

256% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Burton upon Trent is 161% lower than the West Midlands and 256% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Burton upon Trent Crime Rate Over Time

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Burton upon Trent Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Burton upon Trent 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 Burton upon Trent

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021201,585
202010807
2019211,612
2018221,696
2017231,783
2016211,627

Crime in Burton upon Trent Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Burton upon Trent This Year

 Burton upon TrentStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour6218.0124,58421.65 170% safer
Bicycle Theft120.157140.63 320% safer
Burglary580.753,0972.73 264% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1932.497,8976.96 180% safer
Drugs520.671,1841.04 55% safer
Other Crime260.341,1200.99 191% safer
Other Theft1431.845,7705.08 176% safer
Possession of Weapons90.125250.46 283% safer
Public Order931.204,8144.24 253% safer
Robbery90.126550.58 383% safer
Shoplifting430.554,3123.80 591% safer
Theft From the Person30.043670.32 700% safer
Vehicle Crime961.243,9303.46 179% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences84810.9433,89229.85 173% safer

Burton upon Trent Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burton upon Trent1,58520.44-
Cannock3,92755.7863% more dangerous
Newcastle-under-Lyme4,64358.2765% more dangerous
Stafford3,98361.1767% more dangerous
Tamworth4,80162.6067% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burton upon Trent

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Recent Crimes in Burton upon Trent

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Chatfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Warwick CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Manor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Henhurst RidgeUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oxford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Kenilworth AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bitham CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Main StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Henhurst HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Knights CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Court Farm LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Public orderOn or near Peel StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Pine CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Ash StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022DrugsOn or near Rugby CloseLocal resolution
February 2022Other theftOn or near Canterbury RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burton RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Henhurst HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Burton upon Trent Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour111058 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.350.310.120.15 Safer
Burglary1.51.30.640.75 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.12.71.32.5 Safer
Drugs0.550.460.370.67 Getting worse
Other Crime0.610.540.150.34 Safer
Other Theft2.01.60.831.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.140.030.12 Safer
Public Order1.11.20.641.2 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.150.170.12 Safer
Shoplifting0.630.710.090.55 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.060.040.04 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.71.70.541.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1010611 Getting worse

Changes In Burton upon Trent's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Burton upon Trent's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Burton upon Trent that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Clays Lane Park1----00.45

Comparing Burton upon Trent to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burton upon Trent20.44-
Coventry39.9349% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6059% more dangerous
Barnet67.0870% more dangerous
Croydon82.4875% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0377% more dangerous
Bristol90.5277% more dangerous
Leicester111.5982% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0683% more dangerous
Bradford132.2885% more dangerous
Leeds150.9486% more dangerous

Crime in Burton upon Trent's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burton Eton Park63784First
Burton Horninglow51256Fourth
Burton Shobnall57869Third
Burton Stapenhill58473Second
Burton Stretton16121Sixth
Burton Winshill44051Fifth

Burton upon Trent Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBurton Stretton (81)Burton Stapenhill (268)
Bicycle TheftBurton Stretton (1)Burton Eton Park (8)
BurglaryBurton Stretton (7)Burton Shobnall (38)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBurton Stretton (22)Burton Stapenhill (71)
DrugsBurton Stretton (6)Burton Eton Park (23)
Other CrimeBurton Stretton (2)Burton Eton Park (16)
Other TheftBurton Stapenhill (22)Burton Shobnall (53)
Possession of WeaponsBurton Stapenhill (1)Burton Shobnall (8)
Public OrderBurton Stretton (2)Burton Stapenhill (48)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Burton Stretton (1)Burton Shobnall (13)
ShopliftingBurton Stretton (1)Burton Eton Park (24)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Burton Stapenhill (1)Burton Shobnall (2)
Vehicle CrimeBurton Stretton (5)Burton Winshill (35)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBurton Stretton (88)Burton Eton Park (371)

Crime in Burton upon Trent During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burton upon Trent change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Burton upon Trent saw a 700% increase in drugs. Burton upon Trent saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during June, when it fell by 99% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+7%+41%+12%-99%-94%-97%-97%-95%-94%+15%
Bicycle Theft+33%---------
Burglary-60%+13%-73%--87%-----14%
Criminal Damage and Arson+42%+55%-71%-93%------24%
Drugs+700%+150%+33%-------
Other Crime+300%-33%-67%-75%---80%---
Other Theft+300%+63%-44%---91%----33%
Public Order+50%+43%-43%----80%--+150%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%-75%--------
Vehicle Crime-64%-56%------80%--62%
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-1%-56%-96%--96%-90%-95%-92%+137%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burton upon Trent

What police force serves Burton upon Trent?
Burton upon Trent's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.

How dangerous is Burton upon Trent?
Burton upon Trent is the safest major town in Staffordshire.

What is Burton upon Trent's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Burton upon Trent are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Burton upon Trent?
Burton upon Trent's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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