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Crime and Safety in Cheadle

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Cheadle is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cheadle 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, Cheadle is the 410th most dangerous small town, and the 2,609th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Cheadle was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Cheadle residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. Cheadle recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cheadle are violence and sexual offences, with 390 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 59% higher than 2020's figure of 158 offences and a difference of 19.14 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Cheadle's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 67% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Cheadle 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Staffordshire

4.2% 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 Cheadle is 4.2% higher than the West Midlands and 31% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cheadle Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Cheadle 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 Cheadle

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202156674
202025301
201939476
201845544
201748587
201648579

Crime in Cheadle Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cheadle This Year

 CheadleStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24620.3024,58421.65 7% safer
Bicycle Theft30.257140.63 152% safer
Burglary211.733,0972.73 58% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson887.267,8976.96 4.1% more dangerous
Drugs120.991,1841.04 5% safer
Other Crime100.831,1200.99 19% safer
Other Theft574.705,7705.08 8% safer
Possession of Weapons80.665250.46 30% more dangerous
Public Order403.304,8144.24 28% safer
Robbery70.586550.580% safer
Shoplifting151.244,3123.80 206% safer
Theft From the Person40.333670.32 3.0% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime191.573,9303.46 120% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39032.1833,89229.85 7% more dangerous

Cheadle Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penkridge38644.1526% safer
Stone78446.1720% safer
Rugeley84447.4517% safer
Kidsgrove1,16849.3813% safer
Uttoxeter69051.249% safer
Cheadle67455.62-
Leek1,20856.952.3% more dangerous
Shobnall57869.1620% more dangerous
Horninglow and Eton1,09070.5521% more dangerous
Stapenhill58473.2624% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cheadle

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Recent Crimes in Cheadle

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Other theftOn or near Watt PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Tay CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2022Other theftOn or near The RindleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wetherby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Lockwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near The BirchesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Lockwood RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Other theftOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Lockwood RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Dovedale CloseLocal resolution
January 2022Other theftOn or near Bank StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Croft RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Ashbourne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Cheadle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27191020 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.170.080.080.25 Getting worse
Burglary1.82.41.71.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson962.07 Safer
Drugs1.30.991.50.99 Safer
Other Crime0.990.500.910.83 Safer
Other Theft3.44.03.04.7 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.410.170.170.66 Getting worse
Public Order2.41.61.13.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.080.080.58 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.250.830.331.2 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.25-0.250.33 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.91.70.661.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23211332 Getting worse

Changes In Cheadle's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cheadle's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Memorial Recreation Ground-1--100.59

Comparing Cheadle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9339% safer
Birmingham49.6012% safer
Cheadle55.62-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0338% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Cheadle's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cheadle South & Upper Tean20323Second
Cheadle Town40364First

Crime in Cheadle During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cheadle change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Cheadle saw a 450% increase in other theft. Cheadle saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-22%+36%-19%-------63%
Burglary-60%--75%------+400%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+250%-80%-------56%
Drugs-+150%--------
Other Crime+100%--50%-------
Other Theft+450%+125%-33%------+50%
Public Order--40%-50%-------
Vehicle Crime-50%--50%-------
Violence and Sexual Offences+88%+4%-20%------+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cheadle

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

How dangerous is Cheadle?
Cheadle is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire.

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

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

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