Lichfield is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Staffordshire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lichfield in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 5% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lichfield is the 66th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,449th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In September 2020, Lichfield had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Lichfield residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.03 per 1,000 residents. Lichfield recorded 2 reports of drugs during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst for drugs in Staffordshire that month.
The most common crimes in Lichfield are violence and sexual offences, with 829 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 49% higher than 2020's figure of 423 offences and a difference of 12.30 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Lichfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 15 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 13% from 2020's figure of 13 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Staffordshire
6% higher, regional crime rate
28% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Lichfield is 6% higher than the West Midlands and 28% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Lichfield 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||722||21.87||24,584||21.65||1.0% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||15||0.45||714||0.63||40% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||221||6.69||7,897||6.96||4.0% safer|
|Other Crime||30||0.91||1,120||0.99||9% safer|
|Other Theft||134||4.06||5,770||5.08||25% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||18||0.55||525||0.46||16% more dangerous|
|Public Order||118||3.57||4,814||4.24||19% safer|
|Robbery||23||0.70||655||0.58||17% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||255||7.72||4,312||3.80||51% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||20||0.61||367||0.32||48% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||128||3.88||3,930||3.46||11% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||829||25.11||33,892||29.85||19% safer|
|Medium-Sized Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
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|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Stowe Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Kean Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Beechfield Rise||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Sandford Street||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Lomax Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Dimbles Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Birmingham Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Conduit Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near St John Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Hermes Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other crime||On or near Pinfold Road||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Greenhough Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Beecroft Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Beech Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Beacon Street||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Windmill Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Nightclub||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Weston Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Leyfields||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||6||2.5||7||No change|
|Possession of Weapons||0.55||0.42||0.12||0.55||Getting worse|
|Public Order||3.2||3.4||1.3||3.6||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.70||0.45||0.30||0.70||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.70||0.73||0.18||0.61||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||3.2||3.7||1.8||3.9||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||21||21||13||25||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||15% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||31% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||37% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||37% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||49% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||54% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||57% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||62% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Lichfield West & South||386||37||Second|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Lichfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Lichfield saw a 240% increase in vehicle crime. Lichfield saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during June, when it fell by 99% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+133%||-17%||-94%||-||-||-||-||-||-94%||-11%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+117%||+3%||-68%||-99%||-97%||-||-||-93%||-||-16%|