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Crime and Safety in Stapenhill

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Stapenhill is the 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 Stapenhill in 2021 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stapenhill is the 214th most dangerous small town, and the 1,352nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Stapenhill had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for burglary, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Stapenhill are violence and sexual offences, with 373 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 61% higher than 2020's figure of 146 offences and a difference of 28.48 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Stapenhill's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Stapenhill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Staffordshire

27% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

0.59% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stapenhill is 27% higher than the West Midlands and 0.59% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stapenhill Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Stapenhill 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 Stapenhill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202173584
202032259
201956448
201868544
201778624
201675596

Crime in Stapenhill Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stapenhill This Year

 StapenhillStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26833.6224,58421.65 36% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.387140.63 66% safer
Burglary141.763,0972.73 55% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson718.917,8976.96 22% more dangerous
Drugs121.511,1841.04 31% more dangerous
Other Crime121.511,1200.99 34% more dangerous
Other Theft222.765,7705.08 84% safer
Possession of Weapons10.135250.46 254% safer
Public Order486.024,8144.24 30% more dangerous
Robbery50.636550.58 8% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.133670.32 146% safer
Vehicle Crime222.763,9303.46 25% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37346.7933,89229.85 36% more dangerous

Stapenhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Uttoxeter69051.2443% safer
Cheadle67455.6232% safer
Leek1,20856.9529% safer
Shobnall57869.166% safer
Horninglow and Eton1,09070.553.8% safer
Stapenhill58473.26-

Crime Over Time in Stapenhill

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Recent Crimes in Stapenhill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Other theftOn or near Maple GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Northumberland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cumberland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Devon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bluestone LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Devon CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackthorn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Devon CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Kent RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rosliston Road SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mead CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lincoln RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norfolk RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackthorn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cherrytree RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ferry StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ferry StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Worcester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Stapenhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34291534 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.500.380.130.38 Safer
Burglary3.13.41.61.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1074.69 Safer
Drugs1.12.31.91.5 Safer
Other Crime0.751.90.881.5 Safer
Other Theft63.81.62.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.380.130.13 Safer
Public Order3.43.11.46 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.630.500.63 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.25-0.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.64.31.12.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40281847 Getting worse

Changes In Stapenhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stapenhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9383% safer
Birmingham49.6048% safer
Barnet67.089% safer
Stapenhill73.26-
Croydon82.4811% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0319% more dangerous
Bristol90.5219% more dangerous
Leicester111.5934% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0640% more dangerous
Bradford132.2845% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% 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 300% increase in drugs. Stapenhill saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during September, when it fell by 95% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%-8%+39%-83%------
Burglary+50%--50%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%+67%------75%--75%
Drugs+100%-+300%-------
Other Crime--+100%-------50%
Other Theft-60%+200%+33%-75%-----50%-
Public Order-50%--------+100%
Vehicle Crime+100%-80%--------
Violence and Sexual Offences+67%-14%-16%-93%--82%-95%-93%-92%+14%

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 the most dangerous small town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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