Stretton Crime Overview

Stretton is the safest small town in Staffordshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stretton in 2020 was 6 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 350% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stretton is the safest small town, and the 504th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Stretton was the worst small town in Staffordshire for violence and sexual offences, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Stretton residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Stretton recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during May 2017, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stretton are violence and sexual offences, with 25 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 2.8. This is 88% lower than 2019's figure of 47 offences and a difference of 2.50 from 2019's crime rate of 5. Stretton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Stretton Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stretton This Year

 StrettonStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour353.9815,93514.03253% safer
Burglary40.462,0251.78287% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson80.914,1773.68304% safer
Drugs50.579420.8346% safer
Other Theft50.572,8772.53344% safer
Public Order60.681,8471.63140% safer
Robbery10.113220.28155% safer
Vehicle Crime30.342,0221.78424% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences252.8515,60013.74382% safer

Stretton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton576.49-
Hednesford1387.5914% more dangerous
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury1128.0519% more dangerous
Perton1029.6733% more dangerous
Horninglow and Eton19112.3647% more dangerous
Anglesey11614.4855% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stretton

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Recent Crimes in Stretton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Knights CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingsmeadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Grunmore DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Ladywell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingsmeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingsmeadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingsmeadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingsmeadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conway CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Derby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Almond CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ladywell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Theft from the personOn or near Beech LaneFurther investigation is not in the public interest
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Goodwood CloseLocal resolution
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forge LaneFurther action is not in the public interest
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eastern AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Public orderOn or near Weston Park AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Other theftOn or near BridgesideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bitham LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bitham LaneAction to be taken by another organisation

Stretton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8864.0Safer
Burglary0.801.60.910.46Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.41.52.30.91Safer
Drugs0.340.460.680.57Getting worse
Other Theft1.71.50.680.57Safer
Public Order1.60.680.570.68Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.23-0.110.11Safer
Vehicle Crime1.81.71.70.34Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.4552.8Safer

Changes In Stretton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stretton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton6.49-
Barnet67.7190% more dangerous
Coventry77.4192% more dangerous
Croydon83.2292% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8192% more dangerous
Bristol86.2192% more dangerous
Leicester97.4493% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8794% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2894% more dangerous
Bradford133.0295% more dangerous
Leeds137.1095% more dangerous

Crime in Stretton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stretton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Stretton saw a 200% increase in anti-social behaviour. Stretton saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%+50%+38%--89%-----50%
Criminal Damage and Arson---67%-------
Other Theft----------
Public Order+100%---------
Vehicle Crime----------50%
Violence and Sexual Offences--25%-80%--67%-75%----50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stretton

What police force serves Stretton?
Stretton's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Stretton?
Stretton is the safest small town in Staffordshire.
What is Stretton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stretton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stretton?
Stretton's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021