Shobnall Crime Overview

Shobnall is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 58th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shobnall in 2020 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shobnall is the 48th safest small town, and the 3,192nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Shobnall had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for other crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Shobnall are violence and sexual offences, with 89 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 64% lower than 2019's figure of 146 offences and a difference of 6.82 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Shobnall's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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See how Shobnall shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Shobnall and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Shobnall Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Shobnall This Year

 ShobnallStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour789.3315,93514.0350% safer
Bicycle Theft20.242570.234.2% more dangerous
Burglary91.082,0251.7865% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson212.514,1773.6847% safer
Drugs80.969420.8314% more dangerous
Other Crime60.727610.677% more dangerous
Other Theft141.682,8772.5351% safer
Possession of Weapons30.362820.2531% more dangerous
Public Order141.681,8471.633.0% more dangerous
Robbery10.123220.28133% safer
Shoplifting60.721,8671.64128% safer
Theft From the Person20.241660.1538% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.322,0221.7835% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8910.6515,60013.7429% safer

Shobnall Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brewood and Coven14419.1316% safer
Audley Rural17120.0011% safer
Stone35020.618% safer
Rugeley38321.533.3% safer
Uttoxeter29621.981.2% safer
Shobnall18622.25-
Penkridge19922.762.2% more dangerous
Cheadle30124.8410% more dangerous
Great Wyrley28625.3212% more dangerous
Kidsgrove61325.9214% more dangerous
Leek61528.9923% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shobnall

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Shobnall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2122199Safer
Bicycle Theft0.960.720.720.24Safer
Burglary2.22.42.51.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.662.5Safer
Drugs2.20.721.30.96Safer
Other Crime1.11.20.960.72Safer
Other Theft64.14.61.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.360.360.36Getting worse
Public Order2.83.60.961.7Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.840.480.120.12Safer
Shoplifting0.840.241.20.72Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.240.120.24Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.63.62.51.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18151711Safer

Changes In Shobnall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shobnall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Shobnall22.25-
Barnet67.7167% more dangerous
Coventry77.4171% more dangerous
Croydon83.2273% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8174% more dangerous
Bristol86.2174% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1084% more dangerous

Crime in Shobnall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Shobnall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Shobnall saw a 500% increase in criminal damage and arson. Shobnall saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+8%-39%------+10%
Burglary-+33%-67%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson+500%--83%-------50%
Drugs-+200%--------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-20%-33%--------33%
Public Order+200%-67%--------
Vehicle Crime-80%--50%-------
Violence and Sexual Offences+15%+38%-57%------+180%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Shobnall

What police force serves Shobnall?
Shobnall's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Shobnall?
Shobnall is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire.
What is Shobnall's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Shobnall are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Shobnall?
Shobnall's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021