Codsall Crime Overview

Codsall is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 95th safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Codsall in 2020 was 16 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 83% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Codsall is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,855th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Codsall was the worst small town in Staffordshire for public order, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 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 7 reports of shoplifting during June 2018, making its crime rate of 0.88 the worst small town for shoplifting in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Codsall are violence and sexual offences, with 52 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 7. This is 35% lower than 2019's figure of 70 offences and a difference of 2.26 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Codsall'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 Codsall Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Codsall This Year

 CodsallStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour658.1615,93514.0372% safer
Bicycle Theft10.132570.2377% safer
Burglary131.632,0251.789% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson70.884,1773.68318% safer
Drugs50.639420.8332% safer
Other Crime30.387610.6776% safer
Other Theft111.382,8772.5383% safer
Possession of Weapons20.252820.250% safer
Public Order50.631,8471.63159% safer
Shoplifting50.631,8671.64160% safer
Theft From the Person10.131660.1515% safer
Vehicle Crime222.762,0221.7836% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences526.5315,60013.74110% safer

Codsall Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128.0598% safer
Perton1029.6765% safer
Horninglow and Eton19112.3629% safer
Anglesey11614.4810% safer
Stapenhill12715.930.13% safer
Codsall12715.95-
Winshill14116.412.8% more dangerous
Wombourne26318.4113% more dangerous
Biddulph38619.0116% more dangerous
Brewood and Coven14419.1317% more dangerous
Audley Rural17120.0020% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Codsall

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Codsall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1112128Safer
Bicycle Theft0.250.130.130.13Safer
Burglary2.952.31.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.04.33.80.88Safer
Drugs0.750.631.30.63Safer
Other Crime0.750.500.130.38Safer
Other Theft4.14.13.61.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.380.500.25Safer
Public Order1.30.380.880.63Safer
Shoplifting3.84.03.60.63Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.500.380.13Safer
Vehicle Crime2.63.83.32.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences141297Safer

Changes In Codsall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Codsall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Codsall15.95-
Barnet67.7176% more dangerous
Coventry77.4179% more dangerous
Croydon83.2281% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8181% more dangerous
Bristol86.2181% more dangerous
Leicester97.4484% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8784% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2885% more dangerous
Bradford133.0288% more dangerous
Leeds137.1088% more dangerous

Crime in Codsall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Codsall12418First

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 violence and sexual offences during July, when it fell by 91% compared to July 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%--91%-----

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 towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021