Perton Crime Overview

Perton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 40th safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Perton in 2020 was 10 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 202% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Perton is among the top 5 safest small towns, and the 865th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, Perton was the worst small town in Staffordshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2015 was also a bad month for Perton residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Perton are violence and sexual offences, with 60 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 33% lower than 2019's figure of 80 offences and a difference of 1.90 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Perton's least common crime is public order, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Perton This Year

 PertonStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour464.3615,93514.03222% safer
Burglary90.852,0251.78109% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson80.764,1773.68384% safer
Other Crime40.387610.6776% safer
Other Theft60.572,8772.53344% safer
Public Order20.191,8471.63758% safer
Vehicle Crime131.232,0221.7845% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences605.6915,60013.74141% safer

Crime in Perton Compared To Staffordshire

Perton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton576.4949% safer
Hednesford1387.5927% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128.0520% safer
Perton1029.67-
Horninglow and Eton19112.3622% more dangerous
Anglesey11614.4833% more dangerous
Stapenhill12715.9339% more dangerous
Codsall12715.9539% more dangerous
Winshill14116.4141% more dangerous

Perton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7654.4Safer
Burglary0.382.02.00.85Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.42.62.10.76Safer
Other Crime0.380.190.470.38Getting worse
Other Theft2.51.40.850.57Safer
Public Order0.570.570.280.19Safer
Vehicle Crime1.41.72.61.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8886Safer

Changes In Perton's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Perton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Perton9.67-
Barnet67.7186% more dangerous
Coventry77.4188% more dangerous
Croydon83.2288% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8189% more dangerous
Bristol86.2189% more dangerous
Leicester97.4490% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8791% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2891% more dangerous
Bradford133.0293% more dangerous
Leeds137.1093% more dangerous

Crime in Perton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Perton East10921First

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 December, when Perton saw a 450% increase in violence and sexual offences. Perton saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+200%+140%-----75%--25%
Burglary--67%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson---------+100%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft----------
Vehicle Crime-33%-50%-------+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+45%+57%-50%--89%--75%--+450%

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 public order.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021