Stapenhill Crime Overview

Stapenhill is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 94th safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stapenhill in 2020 was 16 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 83% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stapenhill is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,844th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Stapenhill was the worst small town in Staffordshire for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.63 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2019 was also a bad month for Stapenhill residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Stapenhill recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during September 2019, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stapenhill are violence and sexual offences, with 77 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 62% lower than 2019's figure of 125 offences and a difference of 6.02 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Stapenhill's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 1200% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Crime in Stapenhill Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Stapenhill This Year

 StapenhillStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour607.5315,93514.0386% safer
Burglary10.132,0251.781269% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson192.384,1773.6855% safer
Drugs81.009420.8317% more dangerous
Other Crime30.387610.6776% safer
Other Theft70.882,8772.53188% safer
Public Order40.501,8471.63226% safer
Robbery20.253220.2812% safer
Shoplifting10.131,8671.641162% safer
Vehicle Crime50.632,0221.78183% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences779.6615,60013.7442% safer

Stapenhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hednesford1387.59110% safer
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128.0598% safer
Perton1029.6765% safer
Horninglow and Eton19112.3629% safer
Anglesey11614.4810% safer
Stapenhill12715.93-
Codsall12715.950.13% more dangerous
Winshill14116.412.9% more dangerous
Wombourne26318.4113% more dangerous
Biddulph38619.0116% more dangerous
Brewood and Coven14419.1317% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stapenhill

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Stapenhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2017148Safer
Burglary1.81.51.60.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.552.62.4Safer
Drugs0.500.381.01.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.630.251.00.38Safer
Other Theft1.92.81.90.88Safer
Public Order1.61.81.50.50Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.50-0.130.25Safer
Shoplifting-0.25-0.13Safer
Vehicle Crime1.61.21.60.63Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22201610Safer

Changes In Stapenhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stapenhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stapenhill15.93-
Barnet67.7176% more dangerous
Coventry77.4179% more dangerous
Croydon83.2281% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8181% more dangerous
Bristol86.2182% more dangerous
Leicester97.4484% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8785% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2885% more dangerous
Bradford133.0288% more dangerous
Leeds137.1088% more dangerous

Crime in Stapenhill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stapenhill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Stapenhill saw a 150% increase in drugs. Stapenhill saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during June, when it fell by 95% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+18%+17%------+11%
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--+33%-------
Drugs--+150%-------
Other Theft-50%+100%+100%-------
Public Order+100%--------+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+125%-8%-27%-95%-----80%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stapenhill

What police force serves Stapenhill?
Stapenhill's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Stapenhill?
Stapenhill is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire.
What is Stapenhill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stapenhill are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stapenhill?
Stapenhill's least common crime is burglary.

Last updated: 07 May 2021