Penkridge Crime Overview

Penkridge is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Penkridge in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Penkridge is the 55th safest small town, and the 3,283rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Penkridge was the worst small town in Staffordshire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.57 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Penkridge residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Penkridge recorded 1 report of theft from the person during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Penkridge are violence and sexual offences, with 84 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 31% lower than 2019's figure of 110 offences and a difference of 2.97 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Penkridge's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Penkridge This Year

 PenkridgeStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour697.8915,93514.0378% safer
Burglary131.492,0251.7819% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson232.634,1773.6840% safer
Drugs111.269420.8334% more dangerous
Other Crime101.147610.6741% more dangerous
Other Theft161.832,8772.5338% safer
Possession of Weapons20.232820.259% safer
Public Order141.601,8471.631.9% safer
Shoplifting141.601,8671.642.5% safer
Vehicle Crime121.372,0221.7830% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences849.6115,60013.7443% safer

Crime in Penkridge Compared To Staffordshire

Penkridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Audley Rural17120.0014% safer
Stone35020.6110% safer
Rugeley38321.536% safer
Uttoxeter29621.983.5% safer
Shobnall18622.252.3% safer
Penkridge19922.76-
Cheadle30124.848% more dangerous
Great Wyrley28625.3210% more dangerous
Kidsgrove61325.9212% more dangerous
Leek61528.9921% more dangerous

Penkridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1913198Safer
Burglary3.963.41.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6562.6Safer
Drugs2.23.32.41.3Safer
Other Crime1.41.71.41.1Safer
Other Theft764.01.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.230.230.23No change
Public Order0.801.41.71.6Getting worse
Shoplifting3.92.92.61.6Safer
Vehicle Crime53.14.11.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18161310Safer

Changes In Penkridge's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Penkridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Penkridge22.76-
Barnet67.7166% more dangerous
Coventry77.4171% more dangerous
Croydon83.2273% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8173% more dangerous
Bristol86.2174% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Penkridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Penkridge & Acton Trussell22922First

Crime in Penkridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Penkridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Penkridge saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Penkridge saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%-29%+36%------+14%
Burglary--75%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson-+50%-67%-------
Drugs-+33%+200%-------
Other Theft+100%+200%-80%-------75%
Public Order+100%--------+200%
Shoplifting+100%---------
Vehicle Crime+33%+300%-----67%---75%
Violence and Sexual Offences+250%+11%+50%-------27%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Penkridge

What police force serves Penkridge?
Penkridge's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Penkridge?
Penkridge is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire.
What is Penkridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Penkridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Penkridge?
Penkridge's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021