Stone Crime Overview

Stone is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 69th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stone in 2020 was 21 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stone is the 41st safest small town, and the 2,839th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Stone was the worst small town in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Stone residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Stone recorded 6 reports of other theft during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.35 the worst small town for other theft in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stone are violence and sexual offences, with 158 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 77% lower than 2019's figure of 279 offences and a difference of 7.12 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Stone's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Stone Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stone This Year

 StoneStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22113.0215,93514.038% safer
Bicycle Theft40.242570.234.2% more dangerous
Burglary181.062,0251.7868% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson482.834,1773.6830% safer
Drugs80.479420.8377% safer
Other Crime40.247610.67179% safer
Other Theft352.062,8772.5323% safer
Possession of Weapons20.122820.25108% safer
Public Order181.061,8471.6354% safer
Robbery50.293220.283.4% more dangerous
Shoplifting191.121,8671.6446% safer
Theft From the Person20.121660.1525% safer
Vehicle Crime291.712,0221.784.1% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1589.3115,60013.7448% safer

Stone Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winshill14116.4126% safer
Wombourne26318.4112% safer
Biddulph38619.018% safer
Brewood and Coven14419.138% safer
Audley Rural17120.003.0% safer
Stone35020.61-
Rugeley38321.534.3% more dangerous
Uttoxeter29621.986% more dangerous
Shobnall18622.257% more dangerous
Penkridge19922.769% more dangerous
Cheadle30124.8417% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stone

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Recent Crimes in Stone

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
October 2021Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near Maple GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Victor StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Aston ChaseUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other crimeOn or near Aston ChaseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hill DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Uttoxeter RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near Newcastle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Newcastle StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranmore GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northesk StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Coppice GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Queen'S SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A520Investigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coppice RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26272713Safer
Bicycle Theft0.530.530.410.24Safer
Burglary1.93.72.31.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5752.8Safer
Drugs0.710.470.470.47Safer
Other Crime0.470.651.00.24Safer
Other Theft6762.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.350.120.12Safer
Public Order2.93.12.41.1Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.180.240.29Getting worse
Shoplifting3.33.24.81.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.410.590.12Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.62.71.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1519169Safer

Changes In Stone's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Stone's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Stone that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Stone Cricket Ground2----00.91
Westbridge Park3----00.84

Comparing Stone to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stone20.61-
Barnet67.7170% more dangerous
Coventry77.4173% more dangerous
Croydon83.2275% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8176% more dangerous
Bristol86.2176% more dangerous
Leicester97.4479% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8780% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2881% more dangerous
Bradford133.0285% more dangerous
Leeds137.1085% more dangerous

Crime in Stone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stone Town29928First

Crime in Stone During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stone change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Stone saw a 200% increase in drugs. Stone saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 92% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-60%+11%+5%------+16%
Bicycle Theft--50%--------
Burglary-92%--50%------+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+167%-57%-------
Drugs-+100%+200%-------
Other Crime-50%---------
Other Theft+50%+33%-78%-------50%
Public Order+100%-60%-------+100%
Shoplifting-83%--------+150%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime-+33%-57%------+17%
Violence and Sexual Offences+11%+53%-60%-77%------4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stone

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

Last updated: 26 Nov 2021