Hednesford Crime Overview

Hednesford is the second safest small town in Staffordshire, and is the 24th safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hednesford in 2020 was 8 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 285% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hednesford is the second safest small town, and the 622nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Hednesford was the worst small town in Staffordshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Hednesford residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Hednesford recorded 5 reports of drugs during January 2017, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst small town for drugs in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hednesford are violence and sexual offences, with 83 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 4.6. This is 99% lower than 2019's figure of 165 offences and a difference of 4.51 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Hednesford's least common crime is drugs, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Hednesford Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Hednesford This Year

 HednesfordStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1015.5615,93514.03152% safer
Burglary40.222,0251.78709% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson180.994,1773.68272% safer
Drugs20.119420.83655% safer
Other Crime20.117610.67509% safer
Other Theft80.442,8772.53475% safer
Public Order70.391,8471.63318% safer
Robbery30.173220.2865% safer
Shoplifting20.111,8671.641391% safer
Theft From the Person30.171660.1512% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime60.332,0221.78439% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences834.5715,60013.74201% safer

Hednesford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton576.4917% safer
Hednesford1387.59-
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128.056% more dangerous
Perton1029.6722% more dangerous
Horninglow and Eton19112.3639% more dangerous
Anglesey11614.4848% more dangerous
Stapenhill12715.9352% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hednesford

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Hednesford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1011116Safer
Burglary0.440.880.720.22Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.51.92.30.99Safer
Drugs0.720.220.220.11Safer
Other Crime0.610.880.390.11Safer
Other Theft2.01.81.00.44Safer
Public Order0.391.00.830.39Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.060.060.17Getting worse
Shoplifting0.170.280.330.11Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.06-0.110.17Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.41.81.10.33Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8794.6Safer

Changes In Hednesford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hednesford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hednesford7.59-
Barnet67.7189% more dangerous
Coventry77.4190% more dangerous
Croydon83.2291% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8191% more dangerous
Bristol86.2191% more dangerous
Leicester97.4492% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8793% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2893% more dangerous
Bradford133.0294% more dangerous
Leeds137.1094% more dangerous

Crime in Hednesford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hednesford Central19325First
Hednesford South & Heath Hayes13016Second

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 March, when Hednesford saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Hednesford saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 77% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-18%+59%+45%-------33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+400%-75%-33%-------71%
Other Theft-67%---------
Public Order---67%-------
Vehicle Crime-67%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%+80%+23%-------77%

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 the second safest small town in Staffordshire.
What is Hednesford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hednesford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hednesford?
Hednesford's least common crime is drugs.

Last updated: 07 May 2021