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Crime and Safety in Stretton, Staffordshire

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Stretton is the second safest small town in Staffordshire, and is the third safest overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stretton in 2021 was 0.68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 8743% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stretton is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 114th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Stretton are violence and sexual offences, with 5 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.57. This is 60% higher than 2020's figure of 2 offences and a difference of 0.34 from 2020's crime rate of 0.23. Stretton's least common crime is other theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Stretton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Staffordshire

7740% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

10610% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stretton is 7740% lower than the West Midlands and 10610% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stretton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stretton 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 Stretton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20210.686
20200.575
20191.715
20181.110
20171.715
20161.110

Crime in Stretton Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stretton This Year

 StrettonStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour91.0224,58421.65 2023% safer
Other Theft10.115,7705.08 4518% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50.5733,89229.85 5137% safer

Stretton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winshill50.5817% safer
Stretton60.68-
Perton211.9966% more dangerous
Hednesford482.6474% more dangerous
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury483.4580% more dangerous
Brewood and Coven23931.7598% more dangerous
Codsall25832.4098% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stretton

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Recent Crimes in Stretton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Craythorne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dovecliff RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dovecliff RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dovecliff RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Other theftOn or near Derby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Derby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2020BurglaryOn or near Craythorne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2020BurglaryOn or near Dovecliff RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
May 2020DrugsOn or near Craythorne RoadLocal resolution
March 2020Public orderOn or near Craythorne RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Craythorne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2020DrugsOn or near Craythorne RoadLocal resolution
November 2019Other theftOn or near Dovecliff RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2019BurglaryOn or near Dovecliff RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2019Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2019Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2019Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Craythorne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2019DrugsOn or near Craythorne RoadLocal resolution
August 2019DrugsOn or near Craythorne RoadLocal resolution

Stretton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.801.40.801.0 Safer
Other Theft0.110.11-0.11No change
Violence and Sexual Offences0.680.460.230.57No change

Changes In Stretton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stretton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stretton0.68-
Coventry39.9398% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6099% more dangerous
Barnet67.0899% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0399% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.94100% 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 April, when Stretton saw a 0% increase in anti-social behaviour. Stretton saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 67% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-----67%-----

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 second 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 other theft.

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