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Crime and Safety in Cannock, Staffordshire

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Cannock is the second safest major town in Staffordshire, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cannock in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cannock is among the top 20 safest major towns, and the 2,595th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Cannock had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.01 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Cannock residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.01 per 1,000 residents. Cannock recorded 11 reports of possession of weapons during May 2015, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cannock are violence and sexual offences, with 1,984 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 53% higher than 2020's figure of 935 offences and a difference of 14.90 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Cannock's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 13 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 46% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Cannock 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Major Towns, Staffordshire

4.4% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

31% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cannock is 4.4% higher than the West Midlands and 31% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cannock Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Cannock 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 Cannock

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021563,927
2020281,951
2019523,666
2018594,175
2017604,217
2016523,693

Crime in Cannock Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cannock This Year

 CannockStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,33819.0124,58421.65 14% safer
Bicycle Theft130.187140.63 250% safer
Burglary1211.723,0972.73 59% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3945.607,8976.96 24% safer
Drugs791.121,1841.04 7% more dangerous
Other Crime550.781,1200.99 27% safer
Other Theft2733.885,7705.08 31% safer
Possession of Weapons210.305250.46 53% safer
Public Order3064.354,8144.24 2.5% more dangerous
Robbery340.486550.58 21% safer
Shoplifting3645.174,3123.80 26% more dangerous
Theft From the Person230.333670.32 3.0% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2603.693,9303.46 6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,98428.1833,89229.85 6% safer

Cannock Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burton upon Trent1,58520.44173% safer
Cannock3,92755.78-
Newcastle-under-Lyme4,64358.274.3% more dangerous
Stafford3,98361.179% more dangerous
Tamworth4,80162.6011% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cannock

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Recent Crimes in Cannock

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Public orderOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near High GreenFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Odin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Midland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Newhall StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Heathbank DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Croft AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brindley CrescentAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oxford GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaFurther action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Odin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitethorn CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cardigan PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farm CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Cannock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29271619 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.270.410.100.18 Safer
Burglary3.32.51.41.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson863.26 Safer
Drugs1.51.60.881.1 Safer
Other Crime1.21.00.470.78 Safer
Other Theft74.92.53.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.600.230.30 Safer
Public Order3.12.61.74.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.800.550.280.48 Safer
Shoplifting4.44.71.95 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.440.210.33 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.13.61.43.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26231328 Getting worse

Changes In Cannock's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cannock's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
5's Pavilion and Sports Ground4----02.0
St Luke's Church--1--00.83
The Stadium1----30.42

Comparing Cannock to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9340% safer
Birmingham49.6012% safer
Cannock55.78-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0338% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Cannock's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cannock North46561Third
Cannock North East36149Fourth
Cannock South1,062125First
Cannock West & Mill Green54764Second

Cannock Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCannock North East (109)Cannock South (244)
Bicycle TheftCannock North (1)Cannock West & Mill Green (4)
BurglaryCannock North East (8)Cannock South (38)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCannock North (40)Cannock South (92)
DrugsCannock North East (9)Cannock North (18)
Other CrimeCannock North East (2)Cannock North (15)
Other TheftCannock North (18)Cannock South (64)
Possession of WeaponsCannock North (1)Cannock South (5)
Public OrderCannock North East (27)Cannock South (85)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cannock North East (3)Cannock South (9)
ShopliftingCannock North (1)Cannock South (228)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cannock North (1)Cannock West & Mill Green (6)
Vehicle CrimeCannock North East (22)Cannock South (64)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCannock North East (212)Cannock South (447)

Crime in Cannock During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cannock change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Cannock saw a 200% increase in drugs. Cannock saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during September, when it fell by 99% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+26%+78%+17%-------13%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+13%+57%-81%-------13%
Criminal Damage and Arson+47%-26%-66%-----95%--44%
Drugs+57%-30%-25%----83%--+200%
Other Crime+200%--55%--86%-----67%
Other Theft+7%-26%-58%-------
Possession of Weapons+100%+67%-71%-------
Public Order+183%+109%-74%------+27%
Robbery-50%-33%-50%------83%-67%
Shoplifting-17%+40%-75%------+10%
Theft From the Person---50%-------86%
Vehicle Crime-15%-23%-79%-------68%
Violence and Sexual Offences+68%+29%-54%-99%---99%--98%-3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cannock

What police force serves Cannock?
Cannock's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.

How dangerous is Cannock?
Cannock is the second safest major town in Staffordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Cannock?
Cannock's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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