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Crime and Safety in Penkridge

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Penkridge is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 59th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Penkridge in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Penkridge is the 251st safest small town, and the 4,011st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Penkridge was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Penkridge residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.57 per 1,000 residents. Penkridge recorded 1 report of vehicle crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Penkridge are violence and sexual offences, with 204 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 59% higher than 2020's figure of 84 offences and a difference of 13.73 from 2020's crime rate of 10. Penkridge's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Penkridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Staffordshire

21% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

65% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Penkridge is 21% lower than the West Midlands and 65% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Penkridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Penkridge 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 Penkridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202144386
202023199
201939341
201848417
201750433
201647411

Crime in Penkridge Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Penkridge This Year

 PenkridgeStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13915.9024,58421.65 36% safer
Bicycle Theft20.237140.63 174% safer
Burglary101.143,0972.73 139% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson445.037,8976.96 38% safer
Drugs60.691,1841.04 51% safer
Other Crime50.571,1200.99 74% safer
Other Theft323.665,7705.08 39% safer
Possession of Weapons40.465250.460% safer
Public Order212.404,8144.24 77% safer
Robbery10.116550.58 427% safer
Shoplifting303.434,3123.80 11% safer
Vehicle Crime273.093,9303.46 12% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20423.3433,89229.85 28% safer

Penkridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Codsall25832.4036% safer
Biddulph79138.9613% safer
Audley Rural33539.1913% safer
Great Wyrley45940.649% safer
Wombourne59841.875% safer
Penkridge38644.15-
Stone78446.174.4% more dangerous
Rugeley84447.457% more dangerous
Kidsgrove1,16849.3811% more dangerous
Uttoxeter69051.2414% more dangerous
Cheadle67455.6221% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Penkridge

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Recent Crimes in Penkridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Grange AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Templars WayFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Grange CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wolverhampton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Gailey Lea LaneLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waitling StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vale GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CrescentAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022DrugsOn or near Gailey Lea LaneLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CrescentOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vale GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tildesley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Gailey Lea LaneLocal resolution
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Holme RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wheatcroft CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crown BridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stafford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cooke CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Penkridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1319816 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.460.57-0.23 Safer
Burglary63.41.51.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson562.65 Safer
Drugs3.32.41.30.69 Safer
Other Crime1.71.41.10.57 Safer
Other Theft64.01.83.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.230.230.46 Getting worse
Public Order1.41.71.62.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.34--0.11 Safer
Shoplifting2.92.61.63.4 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.14.11.43.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16131023 Getting worse

Changes In Penkridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Penkridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9311% safer
Penkridge44.15-
Birmingham49.6011% more dangerous
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0351% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Penkridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Penkridge & Acton Trussell46144First

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 10 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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