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Crime and Safety in Great Wyrley

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Great Wyrley is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 67th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Wyrley in 2021 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 48% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Wyrley is the 202nd safest small town, and the 4,612nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Great Wyrley had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for other theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Great Wyrley are violence and sexual offences, with 215 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 44% higher than 2020's figure of 121 offences and a difference of 8.33 from 2020's crime rate of 11. Great Wyrley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Great Wyrley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Staffordshire

119% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

88% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Great Wyrley is 119% lower than the West Midlands and 88% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Great Wyrley Crime Rate Over Time

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Great Wyrley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Great Wyrley 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 Great Wyrley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202141459
202025286
201939442
201850564
201737419
201637419

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 Behaviour12811.3324,59021.66 91% safer
Burglary191.683,0972.73 62% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson464.077,9006.96 71% safer
Drugs90.801,1871.05 31% safer
Other Crime121.061,1200.99 7% more dangerous
Other Theft343.015,7725.08 69% safer
Possession of Weapons30.275250.46 70% safer
Public Order363.194,8194.24 33% safer
Robbery50.446550.58 32% safer
Shoplifting221.954,3123.80 95% safer
Theft From the Person20.183670.32 78% safer
Vehicle Crime564.963,9313.46 30% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences21519.0433,90729.86 57% safer

Great Wyrley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury483.451078% safer
Brewood and Coven23931.7528% safer
Codsall25832.4025% safer
Biddulph79138.964.3% safer
Audley Rural33539.193.7% safer
Great Wyrley45940.64-
Wombourne59841.872.9% more dangerous
Penkridge38644.158% more dangerous
Stone78446.1712% more dangerous
Rugeley84447.4514% more dangerous
Kidsgrove1,16849.3818% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Wyrley

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Recent Crimes in Great Wyrley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Orion CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Cotswold AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oxley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Saxon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluebell LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tower View RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near M6 TollUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Strawberry LaneFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Triton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tower View RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near M6 TollUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Martin GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forge CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forge CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Estridge LaneFurther action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leander CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alpha WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Fern DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lodge LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Great Wyrley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1818711 Safer
Burglary53.81.71.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson763.34.1 Safer
Drugs0.891.20.350.80 Safer
Other Crime0.621.20.531.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.22.21.83.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.180.180.27 Getting worse
Public Order1.81.81.43.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.090.530.44 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.971.20.892.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.35-0.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime1053.95.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18151119 Getting worse

Changes In Great Wyrley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Great Wyrley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Wyrley40.64-
Barnet67.0839% more dangerous
Croydon82.4851% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0555% more dangerous
Bristol90.5255% more dangerous
Coventry102.2460% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0667% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2869% more dangerous
Leeds150.9473% more dangerous

Crime in Great Wyrley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Wyrley35746First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-59%-18%+15%------+67%
Burglary-80%--------+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%+100%-71%-------67%
Drugs----------50%
Other Crime--+100%-------
Other Theft-67%+200%-75%------+200%
Public Order+100%--------+50%
Shoplifting--+100%-------67%
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 among the top 10 safest 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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