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Crime and Safety in Shobnall

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Shobnall is the third most dangerous small town in Staffordshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shobnall in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% higher than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shobnall is the 251st most dangerous small town, and the 1,542nd most dangerous 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 291 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 41% higher than 2020's figure of 172 offences and a difference of 14.24 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Shobnall's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Shobnall 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Staffordshire

23% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

5% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Shobnall is 23% higher than the West Midlands and 5% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Shobnall Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Shobnall 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 Shobnall

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202169578
202040337
201969575
201870586
201780668
201679657

Crime in Shobnall Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Shobnall This Year

 ShobnallStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21325.4824,58421.65 15% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.847140.63 25% more dangerous
Burglary384.553,0972.73 40% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson546.467,8976.96 8% safer
Drugs192.271,1841.04 54% more dangerous
Other Crime70.841,1200.99 18% safer
Other Theft536.345,7705.08 20% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.965250.46 52% more dangerous
Public Order435.144,8144.24 18% more dangerous
Robbery131.566550.58 63% more dangerous
Shoplifting151.794,3123.80 112% safer
Theft From the Person20.243670.32 33% safer
Vehicle Crime283.353,9303.46 3.3% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29134.8233,89229.85 14% more dangerous

Shobnall Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rugeley84447.4546% safer
Kidsgrove1,16849.3840% safer
Uttoxeter69051.2435% safer
Cheadle67455.6224% safer
Leek1,20856.9521% safer
Shobnall57869.16-
Horninglow and Eton1,09070.552.0% more dangerous
Stapenhill58473.266% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shobnall

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Recent Crimes in Shobnall

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Casey LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Edward StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Jennings WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Curtis WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Casey LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Byrkley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Shobnall StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Byrkley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Shobnall StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Borough RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pipers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Paul'S Street WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyne CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyne CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyne CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022DrugsOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution
February 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Casey LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Shobnall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39331525 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.841.70.480.84 Safer
Burglary4.051.64.6 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8104.16 Safer
Drugs2.22.02.62.3No change
Other Crime1.31.21.30.84 Safer
Other Theft982.96 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.20.600.600.96 Getting worse
Public Order63.22.85 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.30.360.361.6 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.361.30.721.8 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.240.480.24No change
Vehicle Crime4.851.93.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31302135 Getting worse

Changes In Shobnall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shobnall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9373% safer
Birmingham49.6039% safer
Barnet67.083.1% safer
Shobnall69.16-
Croydon82.4816% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0323% more dangerous
Bristol90.5224% more dangerous
Leicester111.5938% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% 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 April, when Shobnall saw a 300% increase in drugs. Shobnall saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+14%+9%-10%-------
Bicycle Theft---50%-------
Burglary-83%+67%-60%-------50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-33%-92%-------33%
Drugs-+300%+167%------+100%
Other Crime+100%+50%--------
Other Theft-17%-50%--------40%
Public Order+67%-25%-------+50%
Shoplifting----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-78%--71%-------
Violence and Sexual Offences+90%+56%-43%------+188%

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 the third most dangerous small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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