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Crime and Safety in Codsall

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Codsall is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 86th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Codsall in 2021 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 86% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Codsall is the 124th safest small town, and the 5,051st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Codsall was the worst small town in Staffordshire for vehicle crime, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Codsall residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Codsall recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Codsall are violence and sexual offences, with 94 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 46% higher than 2020's figure of 51 offences and a difference of 5.40 from 2020's crime rate of 6. Codsall's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Codsall 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Staffordshire

175% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

136% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Codsall is 175% lower than the West Midlands and 136% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Codsall Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Codsall represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Codsall

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202132258
202016126
201929231
201836288
201735278
201628222

Crime in Codsall Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Codsall This Year

 CodsallStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour637.9124,59021.66 174% safer
Bicycle Theft10.137140.63 385% safer
Burglary212.643,0972.73 3.4% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson232.897,9006.96 141% safer
Other Crime50.631,1200.99 57% safer
Other Theft212.645,7725.08 92% safer
Public Order212.644,8194.24 61% safer
Robbery20.256550.58 132% safer
Shoplifting283.524,3123.80 8% safer
Theft From the Person10.133670.32 146% safer
Vehicle Crime415.153,9313.46 33% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences9411.8133,90729.86 153% safer

Codsall Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton60.684665% safer
Perton211.991528% safer
Hednesford482.641127% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury483.45839% safer
Brewood and Coven23931.752.0% safer
Codsall25832.40-
Biddulph79138.9617% more dangerous
Audley Rural33539.1917% more dangerous
Great Wyrley45940.6420% more dangerous
Wombourne59841.8723% more dangerous
Penkridge38644.1527% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Codsall

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Recent Crimes in Codsall

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wergs Hall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sherborne GardensAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arps RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Belvide GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Sherborne GardensAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ward RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Madeira AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkes AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ravenhill DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heath House LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Arps RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ravenhill DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gorsty HayesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wolverhampton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkes AvenueFurther action is not in the public interest
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lane Green RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Codsall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour121288 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.130.130.13 Safer
Burglary52.31.62.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.33.80.882.9 Safer
Other Crime0.500.130.380.63 Getting worse
Other Theft4.03.61.42.6 Safer
Public Order0.380.880.632.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.38-0.25 Safer
Shoplifting4.03.60.633.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.380.130.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.63.32.85 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences129612 Getting worse

Changes In Codsall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Codsall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Codsall32.40-
Barnet67.0852% more dangerous
Croydon82.4861% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0564% more dangerous
Bristol90.5264% more dangerous
Coventry102.2468% more dangerous
Leicester111.5971% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0674% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6475% more dangerous
Bradford132.2876% more dangerous
Leeds150.9479% more dangerous

Crime in Codsall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Codsall15923First

Crime in Codsall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Codsall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Codsall saw a 300% increase in other theft. Codsall saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 75% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+150%+36%+38%-------50%
Burglary-75%---------
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%---------
Drugs----------
Other Theft+300%---------
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order---25%-------
Shoplifting-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+100%+100%+100%-------40%
Violence and Sexual Offences--25%-29%-------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Codsall

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

How dangerous is Codsall?
Codsall is among the top 10 safest small town in Staffordshire.

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

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

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