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Crime and Safety in Kidsgrove

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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.

Kidsgrove 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Staffordshire

8% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

47% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Kidsgrove Crime Rate Over Time

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Kidsgrove Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Kidsgrove

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021491,168
202026614
2019501,180
2018531,252
2017541,268
2016531,244

Crime in Kidsgrove Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kidsgrove This Year

 KidsgroveStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43318.3124,58421.65 18% safer
Bicycle Theft60.257140.63 152% safer
Burglary321.353,0972.73 102% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1496.307,8976.96 10% safer
Drugs130.551,1841.04 89% safer
Other Crime200.851,1200.99 16% safer
Other Theft753.175,7705.08 60% safer
Possession of Weapons90.385250.46 21% safer
Public Order893.764,8144.24 13% safer
Robbery90.386550.58 53% safer
Shoplifting592.494,3123.80 53% safer
Theft From the Person20.083670.32 300% safer
Vehicle Crime813.423,9303.46 1.2% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences62426.3833,89229.85 13% safer

Kidsgrove Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Wyrley45940.6422% safer
Wombourne59841.8718% safer
Penkridge38644.1512% safer
Stone78446.177% safer
Rugeley84447.454.1% safer
Kidsgrove1,16849.38-
Uttoxeter69051.243.6% more dangerous
Cheadle67455.6211% more dangerous
Leek1,20856.9513% more dangerous
Shobnall57869.1629% more dangerous
Horninglow and Eton1,09070.5530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kidsgrove

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Recent Crimes in Kidsgrove

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodstock RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springhead CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Glebe StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Chapel StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Keats GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Banbury StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westmorland AvenueLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hollins CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022RobberyOn or near Long RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hardingswood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Woodstock StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lodge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arbour StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Glebe StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glebe StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Kidsgrove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29261018 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.170.42-0.25 Safer
Burglary2.82.00.341.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson884.86 Safer
Drugs0.590.470.510.55 Safer
Other Crime1.40.630.760.85 Safer
Other Theft562.23.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.170.38 Getting worse
Public Order2.82.71.43.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.550.040.38 Safer
Shoplifting3.43.61.92.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.210.040.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.33.71.73.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25211226 Getting worse

Changes In Kidsgrove's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Kidsgrove's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Kidsgrove that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bathpool Park5----20.09

Comparing Kidsgrove to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9324% safer
Kidsgrove49.38-
Birmingham49.600.44% more dangerous
Barnet67.0826% more dangerous
Croydon82.4840% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0345% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Kidsgrove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kidsgrove Central39368First
Kidsgrove East26132Third
Kidsgrove West45152Second

Crime in Kidsgrove During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%-7%-6%---98%--98%--41%
Burglary--67%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-25%-48%-96%-----+19%
Drugs+300%---------
Other Crime+50%+300%+100%-------
Other Theft-50%-33%-57%-94%-----93%-67%
Possession of Weapons-+100%--------
Public Order+25%+14%--------
Shoplifting+33%-60%-82%-------33%
Vehicle Crime+140%-69%-40%-------43%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%+15%-50%------97%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kidsgrove

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

How dangerous is Kidsgrove?
Kidsgrove is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire.

What is Kidsgrove's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Kidsgrove are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Kidsgrove?
Kidsgrove's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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