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Crime and Safety in Tamworth, Staffordshire

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Tamworth is the most dangerous major towns in Staffordshire, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tamworth in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.9% higher than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tamworth is the 21st safest major town, and the 2,023rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Tamworth had the worst crime rate in Staffordshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.01 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Tamworth residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous area for other theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.03 per 1,000 residents. Tamworth recorded 1 report of public order during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.01 the worst for public order in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Tamworth are violence and sexual offences, with 2,477 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 57% higher than 2020's figure of 1,066 offences and a difference of 18.40 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Tamworth's least common crime is theft from the person, with 31 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 58% from 2020's figure of 13 crimes.

Tamworth 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Staffordshire

42% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

22% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tamworth is 42% lower than the West Midlands and 22% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tamworth Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Tamworth represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Tamworth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021634,802
2020312,370
2019604,610
2018675,134
2017665,057
2016705,365

Crime in Tamworth Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Tamworth This Year

 TamworthStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,41218.4124,59021.66 18% safer
Bicycle Theft530.697140.63 9% more dangerous
Burglary1331.733,0972.73 58% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4826.287,9006.96 11% safer
Drugs750.981,1871.05 7% safer
Other Crime680.891,1200.99 11% safer
Other Theft3965.165,7725.08 1.6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons340.445250.46 4.5% safer
Public Order3404.434,8194.24 4.3% more dangerous
Robbery710.936550.58 38% more dangerous
Shoplifting3134.084,3123.80 7% more dangerous
Theft From the Person310.403670.32 20% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3294.293,9313.46 19% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,47732.3033,90729.86 8% more dangerous

Tamworth Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burton upon Trent1,58820.48206% safer
Cannock3,92755.7812% safer
Newcastle-under-Lyme4,64358.277% safer
Stafford3,98361.172.4% safer
Tamworth4,80262.61-

Crime Over Time in Tamworth

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Recent Crimes in Tamworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Green LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KirtleyUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rosewood CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SunningdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ChapelonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Saxon Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Amington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Moor StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AldergateUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Old Hedging LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KentwellAction to be taken by another organisation

Tamworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28241218 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.40.720.270.69 Safer
Burglary4.13.31.91.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson773.06 Safer
Drugs1.21.51.00.98 Safer
Other Crime1.21.10.460.89 Safer
Other Theft773.05 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.520.200.44 Safer
Public Order3.82.91.84.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.10.590.420.93 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.662.04.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.460.430.170.40 Safer
Vehicle Crime862.94.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27241432 Getting worse

Changes In Tamworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Tamworth's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Tamworth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Kettlebrook Park1----10.06
MacGregor Recreation Ground1---101.2

Comparing Tamworth to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tamworth62.61-
Barnet67.087% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Tamworth's Neighbourhoods

Central Tamworth is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Tamworth, followed by Kettlebrook in second place, and Glascote Heath as the third most dangerous area. Tamworth's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Bolehall, Coton Farm & Perry Crofts, and Dosthill & Two Gates.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Amington47562Fifth
Belgrave33448Seventh
Bolehall31843Eighth
Central Tamworth1,029124First
Coton Farm & Perry Crofts38342Ninth
Dosthill & Two Gates20829Tenth
Glascote Heath51974Third
Kettlebrook56794Second
Wilnecote East37150Sixth
Wilnecote West & Hockley59862Fourth

Tamworth Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Tamworth for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCoton Farm & Perry Crofts (92)Central Tamworth (281)
Bicycle TheftCoton Farm & Perry Crofts (1)Central Tamworth (25)
BurglaryAmington (6)Central Tamworth (45)
Criminal Damage and ArsonDosthill & Two Gates (18)Central Tamworth (99)
DrugsCoton Farm & Perry Crofts (1)Glascote Heath (20)
Other CrimeDosthill & Two Gates (2)Central Tamworth (14)
Other TheftBelgrave (13)Kettlebrook (122)
Possession of WeaponsBolehall (1)Central Tamworth (13)
Public OrderDosthill & Two Gates (7)Central Tamworth (83)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Dosthill & Two Gates (1)Central Tamworth (22)
ShopliftingAmington (7)Central Tamworth (136)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bolehall (1)Central Tamworth (20)
Vehicle CrimeBolehall (19)Wilnecote East (52)
Violence and Sexual OffencesDosthill & Two Gates (112)Central Tamworth (442)

Crime in Tamworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tamworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Tamworth saw a 129% increase in drugs. Tamworth saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 99% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+21%+18%-2%-99%-99%-----29%
Bicycle Theft-17%--50%-------
Burglary-33%+67%-82%-------11%
Criminal Damage and Arson-21%-11%-61%---97%----30%
Drugs+44%+129%+7%-------17%
Other Crime+50%-+20%-------
Other Theft+11%-26%-83%-98%--98%-98%-98%-94%-7%
Possession of Weapons-80%-33%--------
Public Order-14%+92%-64%-96%--94%---96%+40%
Robbery+50%--75%------+100%
Shoplifting-18%-66%-81%-91%-96%--97%-80%-94%+22%
Theft From the Person-50%-33%-83%-------
Vehicle Crime+13%-15%-75%---94%-97%-94%-97%-42%
Violence and Sexual Offences+39%+13%-50%-99%-99%-97%-95%-97%-96%+19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tamworth

What police force serves Tamworth?
Tamworth's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.

How dangerous is Tamworth?
Tamworth is the most dangerous major town in Staffordshire.

What is Tamworth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Tamworth are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Tamworth?
Tamworth's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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