Kidsgrove Crime Overview

Kidsgrove is the second most dangerous small town in Staffordshire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kidsgrove in 2020 was 26 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kidsgrove is the 84th safest small town, and the 4,015th safest 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 287 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 74% lower than 2019's figure of 499 offences and a difference of 8.97 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Kidsgrove's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 1200% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Crime in Kidsgrove Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kidsgrove This Year

 KidsgroveStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24710.4415,93514.0334% safer
Burglary80.342,0251.78424% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1144.824,1773.6824% more dangerous
Drugs120.519420.8363% safer
Other Crime170.727610.677% more dangerous
Other Theft512.162,8772.5317% safer
Possession of Weapons40.172820.2547% safer
Public Order331.401,8471.6316% safer
Robbery10.043220.28600% safer
Shoplifting441.861,8671.6412% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.041660.15275% safer
Vehicle Crime411.732,0221.782.9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28712.1315,60013.7413% safer

Kidsgrove Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Uttoxeter29621.9818% safer
Shobnall18622.2516% safer
Penkridge19922.7614% safer
Cheadle30124.844.3% safer
Great Wyrley28625.322.4% safer
Kidsgrove61325.92-
Leek61528.9911% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kidsgrove

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Kidsgrove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31292510Safer
Burglary2.42.82.00.34Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8884.8Safer
Drugs0.630.590.470.51Safer
Other Crime1.11.40.630.72Safer
Other Theft7562.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.340.340.17Safer
Public Order3.52.72.61.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.300.550.04Safer
Shoplifting2.93.43.61.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.040.170.210.04Safer
Vehicle Crime3.83.23.61.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23252112Safer

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 2020.

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

Comparing Kidsgrove to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kidsgrove25.92-
Barnet67.7162% more dangerous
Coventry77.4167% more dangerous
Croydon83.2269% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8170% more dangerous
Bristol86.2170% more dangerous
Leicester97.4473% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1081% more dangerous

Crime in Kidsgrove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kidsgrove Central23140First
Kidsgrove East11014Third
Kidsgrove West24628Second

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%-6%-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%-50%-94%-----93%-67%
Possession of Weapons-+100%--------
Public Order+25%+14%--------
Shoplifting+33%-60%-82%-------33%
Vehicle Crime+200%-67%-40%-------43%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%+15%-49%------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 the second most dangerous small town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021