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Crime and Safety in Stone, Staffordshire

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Stone is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stone in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stone is the 290th safest small town, and the 3,720th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Stone was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Stone residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.77 per 1,000 residents. Stone recorded 14 reports of other theft during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.82 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stone are violence and sexual offences, with 377 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 58% higher than 2020's figure of 158 offences and a difference of 12.89 from 2020's crime rate of 9. Stone's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Stone 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Staffordshire

15% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

58% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stone is 15% lower than the West Midlands and 58% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stone Crime Rate Over Time

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Stone Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stone 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 Stone

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146784
202021350
201943727
201848817
201740683
201634582

Crime in Stone Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stone This Year

 StoneStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34120.0824,58421.65 8% safer
Bicycle Theft80.477140.63 34% safer
Burglary372.183,0972.73 25% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson975.717,8976.96 22% safer
Drugs160.941,1841.04 11% safer
Other Crime130.771,1200.99 29% safer
Other Theft1005.895,7705.08 14% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.185250.46 156% safer
Public Order432.534,8144.24 68% safer
Robbery30.186550.58 222% safer
Shoplifting331.944,3123.80 96% safer
Theft From the Person80.473670.32 32% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime462.713,9303.46 28% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37722.2033,89229.85 34% safer

Stone Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Biddulph79138.9619% safer
Audley Rural33539.1918% safer
Great Wyrley45940.6414% safer
Wombourne59841.8710% safer
Penkridge38644.154.6% safer
Stone78446.17-
Rugeley84447.452.7% more dangerous
Kidsgrove1,16849.387% more dangerous
Uttoxeter69051.2410% more dangerous
Cheadle67455.6217% more dangerous
Leek1,20856.9519% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stone

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Recent Crimes in Stone

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Brooms RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Brookside LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sycamore RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heath GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other crimeOn or near St Michaels CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lotus CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Field House CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Eccleshall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SunningdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Rowan CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near B5027Unable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Prince'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Longhope DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Granville TerraceLocal resolution
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coppice RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Granville SquareOffender given a caution
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near De-Wint RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stafford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27271320 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.530.410.240.47 Safer
Burglary3.72.31.12.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson752.86 Safer
Drugs0.470.470.470.94 Getting worse
Other Crime0.651.00.240.77 Getting worse
Other Theft762.16 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.120.120.18 Safer
Public Order3.12.41.12.5 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.240.290.18 Safer
Shoplifting3.24.81.11.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.590.120.47 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.62.71.72.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1916922 Getting worse

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 2021.

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
Coventry39.9316% safer
Stone46.17-
Birmingham49.607% more dangerous
Barnet67.0831% more dangerous
Croydon82.4844% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0349% more dangerous
Bristol90.5249% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Stone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stone Town65861First

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.

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