Kidsgrove is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kidsgrove in 2021 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kidsgrove is the 334th safest small town, and the 3,287th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In June 2020, Kidsgrove had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for other theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.04 per 1,000 inhabitants.
The most common crimes in Kidsgrove are violence and sexual offences, with 624 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 54% higher than 2020's figure of 287 offences and a difference of 14.25 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Kidsgrove's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.
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Small Towns, Staffordshire
8% lower, regional crime rate
47% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Kidsgrove is 8% lower than the West Midlands and 47% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Kidsgrove 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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||433||18.31||24,584||21.65||18% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.25||714||0.63||152% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||149||6.30||7,897||6.96||10% safer|
|Other Crime||20||0.85||1,120||0.99||16% safer|
|Other Theft||75||3.17||5,770||5.08||60% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||9||0.38||525||0.46||21% safer|
|Public Order||89||3.76||4,814||4.24||13% safer|
|Theft From the Person||2||0.08||367||0.32||300% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||81||3.42||3,930||3.46||1.2% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||624||26.38||33,892||29.85||13% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Great Wyrley||459||40.64||22% safer|
|Uttoxeter||690||51.24||3.6% more dangerous|
|Cheadle||674||55.62||11% more dangerous|
|Leek||1,208||56.95||13% more dangerous|
|Shobnall||578||69.16||29% more dangerous|
|Horninglow and Eton||1,090||70.55||30% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Moorland Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Woodstock Road||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Springhead Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Glebe Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Chapel Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Keats Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Banbury Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near The Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Westmorland Avenue||Local resolution|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hollins Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Robbery||On or near Long Row||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hardingswood Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Woodstock Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lodge Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Arbour Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Church Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Glebe Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Chester Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Glebe Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||8||8||4.8||6||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.34||0.34||0.17||0.38||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.8||2.7||1.4||3.8||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.30||0.55||0.04||0.38||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.17||0.21||0.04||0.08||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||25||21||12||26||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||49.60||0.44% more dangerous|
|Barnet||67.08||26% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||40% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||45% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||45% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||56% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||60% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||63% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||67% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kidsgrove change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Kidsgrove saw a 300% increase in drugs. Kidsgrove saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during October, when it fell by 98% compared to October in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+100%||-25%||-48%||-96%||-||-||-||-||-||+19%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||+100%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+8%||+15%||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-97%||-|