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Crime and Safety in Hednesford

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Hednesford is among the top 5 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hednesford in 2021 was 2.6 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2178% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hednesford is the 42nd safest small town, and the 185th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Hednesford was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Hednesford residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for shoplifting, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Hednesford recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during February 2019, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crime in Hednesford is shoplifting, with 23 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.3. Hednesford's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Hednesford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Staffordshire

1919% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

2659% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hednesford is 1919% lower than the West Midlands and 2659% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hednesford Crime Rate Over Time

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Hednesford Crime Map

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Hednesford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212.648
20200.448
20190.7213
20180.6111
20170.7714
20160.9918

Crime in Hednesford Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hednesford This Year

 HednesfordStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour241.3224,58421.65 1540% safer
Bicycle Theft10.067140.63 950% safer
Drugs10.061,1841.04 1633% safer
Other Theft30.175,7705.08 2888% safer
Public Order40.224,8144.24 1827% safer
Robbery30.176550.58 241% safer
Shoplifting231.274,3123.80 199% safer
Theft From the Person10.063670.32 433% safer
Vehicle Crime10.063,9303.46 5667% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences110.6133,89229.85 4793% safer

Hednesford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winshill50.58355% safer
Stretton60.68288% safer
Perton211.9933% safer
Hednesford482.64-
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury483.4523% more dangerous
Brewood and Coven23931.7592% more dangerous
Codsall25832.4092% more dangerous
Biddulph79138.9693% more dangerous
Audley Rural33539.1993% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hednesford

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Recent Crimes in Hednesford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaOffender given a caution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
June 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaAction to be taken by another organisation
May 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021RobberyOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Hednesford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.990.990.721.3 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.06-0.06No change
Drugs--0.110.06 Safer
Other Theft0.060.06-0.17 Getting worse
Public Order---0.22 Getting worse
Shoplifting---1.3 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.060.060.060.06No change
Violence and Sexual Offences0.280.330.110.61 Getting worse

Changes In Hednesford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hednesford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hednesford2.64-
Coventry39.9393% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6095% more dangerous
Barnet67.0896% more dangerous
Croydon82.4897% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0397% more dangerous
Bristol90.5297% more dangerous
Leicester111.5998% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0698% more dangerous
Bradford132.2898% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in Hednesford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hednesford Central47160First
Hednesford South & Heath Hayes26833Second

Crime in Hednesford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hednesford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Hednesford saw a 0% increase in violence and sexual offences. Hednesford saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during March, when it fell by 33% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences----------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hednesford

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

How dangerous is Hednesford?
Hednesford is among the top 5 safest small towns in Staffordshire.

What is Hednesford's most common crime?
The most common crime in Hednesford is shoplifting.

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

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