Great Wyrley Crime Overview

Great Wyrley is the third most dangerous small town in Staffordshire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Wyrley in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Wyrley is the 80th safest small town, and the 3,878th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Great Wyrley was the worst small town in Staffordshire for vehicle crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Great Wyrley residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Great Wyrley recorded 1 report of theft from the person during September 2019, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for theft from the person in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Great Wyrley are violence and sexual offences, with 121 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 41% lower than 2019's figure of 171 offences and a difference of 4.43 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Great Wyrley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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

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Crime in Great Wyrley Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Great Wyrley This Year

 Great WyrleyStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour796.9915,93514.03101% safer
Bicycle Theft10.092570.23156% safer
Burglary191.682,0251.786% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson373.284,1773.6812% safer
Drugs40.359420.83137% safer
Other Crime60.537610.6726% safer
Other Theft201.772,8772.5343% safer
Possession of Weapons20.182820.2539% safer
Public Order161.421,8471.6315% safer
Robbery60.533220.2847% more dangerous
Shoplifting100.891,8671.6484% safer
Vehicle Crime443.902,0221.7854% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences12110.7115,60013.7428% safer

Great Wyrley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rugeley38321.5318% safer
Uttoxeter29621.9815% safer
Shobnall18622.2514% safer
Penkridge19922.7611% safer
Cheadle30124.841.9% safer
Great Wyrley28625.32-
Kidsgrove61325.922.3% more dangerous
Leek61528.9913% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Wyrley

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Great Wyrley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1918187Safer
Bicycle Theft0.090.620.180.09Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.2763.3Safer
Other Crime0.890.621.20.53Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order0.711.81.81.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.620.090.53Getting worse
Vehicle Crime81053.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14181511Safer

Changes In Great Wyrley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Great Wyrley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Wyrley25.32-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4167% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8170% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Great Wyrley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Wyrley24531First

Crime in Great Wyrley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Wyrley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Great Wyrley saw a 200% increase in other theft. Great Wyrley saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-59%-18%+15%------+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%+100%-71%-------67%
Other Crime--+100%-------
Other Theft-67%+200%-75%------+200%
Public Order+100%--------+50%
Vehicle Crime+25%+200%+33%-----75%--29%
Violence and Sexual Offences+86%+5%+15%------+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Wyrley

What police force serves Great Wyrley?
Great Wyrley's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Great Wyrley?
Great Wyrley is the third most dangerous small town in Staffordshire.
What is Great Wyrley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Great Wyrley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Great Wyrley?
Great Wyrley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021