Cheadle Crime Overview

Cheadle is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cheadle in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cheadle is the 71st safest small town, and the 3,732nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Cheadle was the worst small town in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Cheadle residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. Cheadle recorded 5 reports of drugs during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.41 the worst small town for drugs in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cheadle are violence and sexual offences, with 158 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 64% lower than 2019's figure of 259 offences and a difference of 8.33 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Cheadle's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Cheadle Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Cheadle This Year

 CheadleStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12210.0715,93514.0339% safer
Bicycle Theft10.082570.23188% safer
Burglary211.732,0251.782.9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson241.984,1773.6886% safer
Drugs181.499420.8344% more dangerous
Other Crime110.917610.6726% more dangerous
Other Theft373.052,8772.5317% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.172820.2547% safer
Public Order131.071,8471.6352% safer
Robbery10.083220.28250% safer
Shoplifting40.331,8671.64397% safer
Theft From the Person30.251660.1540% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime80.662,0221.78170% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15813.0415,60013.745% safer

Cheadle Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stone35020.6121% safer
Rugeley38321.5315% safer
Uttoxeter29621.9813% safer
Shobnall18622.2512% safer
Penkridge19922.769% safer
Cheadle30124.84-
Great Wyrley28625.321.9% more dangerous
Kidsgrove61325.924.2% more dangerous
Leek61528.9914% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cheadle

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Cheadle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32271910Safer
Bicycle Theft0.080.170.080.08Safer
Burglary2.21.82.41.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9962.0Safer
Drugs0.911.30.991.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.990.500.91Getting worse
Other Theft3.03.44.03.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.410.170.17Safer
Public Order2.22.41.61.1Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.170.080.08Safer
Shoplifting2.00.250.830.33Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.25-0.25Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.01.91.70.66Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25232113Safer

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 2020.

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

Comparing Cheadle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cheadle24.84-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4168% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4475% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8776% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2877% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Cheadle's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cheadle South & Upper Tean11413Second
Cheadle Town18830First

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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021