Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Crime Overview

Heath Hayes and Wimblebury is the third safest small town in Staffordshire, and is the 28th safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury in 2020 was 8 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 263% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Heath Hayes and Wimblebury is the third safest small town, and the 675th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Heath Hayes and Wimblebury was the worst small town in Staffordshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2018 was also a bad month for Heath Hayes and Wimblebury residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Heath Hayes and Wimblebury recorded 1 report of theft from the person during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for theft from the person in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury are violence and sexual offences, with 47 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 3.4. This is 143% lower than 2019's figure of 114 offences and a difference of 4.81 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Heath Hayes and Wimblebury's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury This Year

 Heath Hayes and WimbleburyStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour825.8915,93514.03138% safer
Burglary191.372,0251.7830% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson80.584,1773.68534% safer
Drugs20.149420.83493% safer
Other Crime40.297610.67131% safer
Other Theft100.722,8772.53251% safer
Possession of Weapons30.222820.2514% safer
Public Order30.221,8471.63641% safer
Robbery10.073220.28300% safer
Shoplifting20.141,8671.641071% safer
Theft From the Person10.071660.15114% safer
Vehicle Crime120.862,0221.78107% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences473.3815,60013.74307% safer

Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton576.4924% safer
Hednesford1387.596% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128.05-
Perton1029.6717% more dangerous
Horninglow and Eton19112.3635% more dangerous
Anglesey11614.4844% more dangerous
Stapenhill12715.9349% more dangerous
Codsall12715.9550% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury

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Recent Crimes in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Picasso CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Picasso CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buckland CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Brooklyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Brooklyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hobart RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hobart RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Gorsemoor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hednesford RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
July 2021Public orderOn or near Peregrine WayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pheasant WayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10976Safer
Burglary0.501.11.31.4Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.71.92.20.58Safer
Drugs0.360.220.430.14Safer
Other Crime0.930.430.220.29Safer
Other Theft1.82.72.20.72Safer
Possession of Weapons0.070.070.070.22Getting worse
Public Order1.40.930.790.22Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.14-0.07Safer
Shoplifting0.360.580.500.14Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.220.07Safer
Vehicle Crime3.02.21.50.86Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10983.4Safer

Changes In Heath Hayes and Wimblebury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Heath Hayes and Wimblebury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury8.05-
Barnet67.7188% more dangerous
Coventry77.4190% more dangerous
Croydon83.2290% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8191% more dangerous
Bristol86.2191% more dangerous
Leicester97.4492% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8792% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2892% more dangerous
Bradford133.0294% more dangerous
Leeds137.1094% more dangerous

Crime in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hawks Green11015First

Crime in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Heath Hayes and Wimblebury saw a 600% increase in violence and sexual offences. Heath Hayes and Wimblebury saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+55%+214%+500%------+30%
Burglary---------+300%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%---------50%
Other Theft--60%-75%-------75%
Public Order+100%---------
Shoplifting-50%-+100%-------
Vehicle Crime+200%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences+86%-8%-75%------+600%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury

What police force serves Heath Hayes and Wimblebury?
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Heath Hayes and Wimblebury?
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury is the third safest small town in Staffordshire.
What is Heath Hayes and Wimblebury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury?
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021