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Crime and Safety in Perton

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Perton is the third safest small town in Staffordshire, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Perton in 2021 was 2.0 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2922% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Perton is the 36th safest small town, and the 150th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2018, Perton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Perton are violence and sexual offences, with 8 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.76. This is 50% higher than 2020's figure of 4 offences and a difference of 0.38 from 2020's crime rate of 0.38. Perton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Perton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Staffordshire

2579% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

3560% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Perton is 2579% lower than the West Midlands and 3560% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Perton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Perton 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 Perton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212.021
20201.213
20192.627
20181.819
20173.739
20162.021

Crime in Perton Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Perton This Year

 PertonStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour100.9524,58421.65 2179% safer
Burglary20.193,0972.73 1337% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson40.387,8976.96 1732% safer
Other Crime20.191,1200.99 421% safer
Other Theft30.285,7705.08 1714% safer
Robbery10.096550.58 544% safer
Vehicle Crime10.093,9303.46 3744% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences80.7633,89229.85 3828% safer

Perton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winshill50.58243% safer
Stretton60.68193% safer
Perton211.99-
Hednesford482.6425% more dangerous
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury483.4542% more dangerous
Brewood and Coven23931.7594% more dangerous
Codsall25832.4094% more dangerous
Biddulph79138.9695% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Perton

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Recent Crimes in Perton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Westcroft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newport RoadLocal resolution
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pattingham LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newport RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pattingham LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Newport RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newport RoadLocal resolution
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Pattingham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridgnorth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newport RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pattingham LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pattingham RoadOffender given a caution
May 2021Other crimeOn or near Bridgnorth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Jenny Walkers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newport RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2021Other theftOn or near Jenny Walkers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Other theftOn or near Jenny Walkers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jenny Walkers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2021Other crimeOn or near Pattingham LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
January 2021Other theftOn or near Jenny Walkers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Perton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.190.570.570.95 Getting worse
Burglary0.570.19-0.19 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.19-0.380.38 Safer
Other Crime0.090.090.190.19 Getting worse
Other Theft0.470.380.190.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime-0.95-0.09 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.380.950.380.76 Safer

Changes In Perton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Perton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Perton1.99-
Coventry39.9395% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6096% more dangerous
Barnet67.0897% more dangerous
Croydon82.4898% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0398% more dangerous
Bristol90.5298% more dangerous
Leicester111.5998% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0698% more dangerous
Bradford132.2898% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% more dangerous

Crime in Perton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Perton East22342First

Crime in Perton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Perton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Perton saw a 100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Perton saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during December, when it fell by 0% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--+100%-------
Other Theft----------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Perton

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

How dangerous is Perton?
Perton is the third safest small town in Staffordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Perton?
Perton's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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