Cannock Crime Overview

Cannock is the second safest major town in Staffordshire, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cannock in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cannock is the second safest major town, and the 3,280th safest 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 10 reports of possession of weapons during May 2015, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cannock are violence and sexual offences, with 769 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 68% lower than 2019's figure of 1,293 offences and a difference of 7.45 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Cannock's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 333% from 2019's figure of 26 crimes.

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See how Cannock shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Cannock and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Cannock Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Cannock This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86212.2415,93514.0315% safer
Bicycle Theft60.092570.23156% safer
Burglary751.072,0251.7866% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1942.764,1773.6833% safer
Drugs570.819420.832.5% safer
Other Crime240.347610.6797% safer
Other Theft1281.822,8772.5339% safer
Possession of Weapons130.182820.2539% safer
Public Order1061.511,8471.638% safer
Robbery180.263220.288% safer
Shoplifting1191.691,8671.643.0% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.161660.156% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime821.162,0221.7853% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences76910.9215,60013.7426% safer

Cannock Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burton upon Trent1,17515.1550% safer
Stafford1,85828.5420% more dangerous
Newcastle-under-Lyme2,28228.6421% more dangerous
Tamworth2,37030.9026% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cannock

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Cannock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour23232212Safer
Bicycle Theft0.430.230.370.09Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson674.72.8Safer
Other Crime0.920.880.850.34Safer
Other Theft55.03.21.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.550.18Safer
Public Order2.
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.710.540.26Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.270.360.16Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences21211811Safer

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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7166% more dangerous
Coventry77.4171% more dangerous
Croydon83.2273% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8173% more dangerous
Bristol86.2174% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Cannock's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cannock North21028Third
Cannock North East19927Fourth
Cannock South52962First
Cannock West & Mill Green26431Second

Cannock Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Cannock for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCannock North East (108)Cannock South (192)
Bicycle TheftCannock South (1)Cannock North (3)
BurglaryCannock North (5)Cannock South (23)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCannock West & Mill Green (27)Cannock South (51)
DrugsCannock North East (3)Cannock South (21)
Other CrimeCannock North (1)Cannock North East (5)
Other TheftCannock North (10)Cannock South (55)
Possession of WeaponsCannock North (1)Cannock North East (4)
Public OrderCannock North East (7)Cannock South (40)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cannock North East (2)Cannock South (7)
ShopliftingCannock North (1)Cannock South (81)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cannock South (2)Cannock West & Mill Green (3)
Vehicle CrimeCannock North (6)Cannock South (28)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCannock West & Mill Green (119)Cannock South (214)

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 400% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+19%+74%+10%-------26%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+52%-16%-70%-----94%--42%
Other Crime+67%--56%--83%-----
Other Theft+5%-16%-36%------+17%
Possession of Weapons+100%-33%-60%-------
Public Order+263%+156%-76%------+50%
Theft From the Person--50%--------86%
Vehicle Crime-25%-27%-69%-------62%
Violence and Sexual Offences+75%+18%-56%-98%---99%--97%-7%

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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021