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Crime and Safety in Uttoxeter

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Uttoxeter is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Uttoxeter in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Uttoxeter is the 359th safest small town, and the 3,076th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Uttoxeter was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Uttoxeter residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.89 per 1,000 residents. Uttoxeter recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Uttoxeter are violence and sexual offences, with 352 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 63% higher than 2020's figure of 130 offences and a difference of 16.49 from 2020's crime rate of 10. Uttoxeter's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Uttoxeter 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Staffordshire

4.0% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

42% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Uttoxeter is 4.0% lower than the West Midlands and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Uttoxeter Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Uttoxeter 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 Uttoxeter

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151690
202022296
201951688
201853714
201758785
201652706

Crime in Uttoxeter Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Uttoxeter This Year

 UttoxeterStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21716.1124,58421.65 34% safer
Bicycle Theft30.227140.63 186% safer
Burglary141.043,0972.73 162% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson674.987,8976.96 40% safer
Drugs191.411,1841.04 26% more dangerous
Other Crime70.521,1200.99 90% safer
Other Theft674.985,7705.08 2.0% safer
Possession of Weapons110.825250.46 44% more dangerous
Public Order544.014,8144.24 6% safer
Robbery10.076550.58 729% safer
Shoplifting674.984,3123.80 24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.523670.32 38% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime211.563,9303.46 122% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35226.1433,89229.85 14% safer

Uttoxeter Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wombourne59841.8722% safer
Penkridge38644.1516% safer
Stone78446.1711% safer
Rugeley84447.458% safer
Kidsgrove1,16849.383.8% safer
Uttoxeter69051.24-
Cheadle67455.628% more dangerous
Leek1,20856.9510% more dangerous
Shobnall57869.1626% more dangerous
Horninglow and Eton1,09070.5527% more dangerous
Stapenhill58473.2630% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Uttoxeter

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Recent Crimes in Uttoxeter

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Town Meadows WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Theft from the personOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park PlaceAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Catherines CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Town Meadows WayFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Willsford AvenueLocal resolution
February 2022DrugsOn or near A50Offender given a drugs possession warning
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dove BankFurther action is not in the public interest
February 2022Other theftOn or near The MeadowsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambert RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022DrugsOn or near Pennycroft LaneLocal resolution
February 2022Public orderOn or near Cheadle RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A518Action to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambert RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A518Action to be taken by another organisation
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stone RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Princess RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022DrugsOn or near Johnson RoadOffender given a caution
January 2022Other theftOn or near St Mary'S CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect

Uttoxeter Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour42311116 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.22-0.22 Safer
Burglary3.03.20.741.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson972.85.0 Safer
Drugs0.591.61.31.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.20.890.370.52 Safer
Other Theft662.55.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.220.300.82 Getting worse
Public Order3.22.71.34.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.450.15-0.07 Safer
Shoplifting2.52.91.55.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.450.070.52 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.64.81.41.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23211026 Getting worse

Changes In Uttoxeter's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Uttoxeter to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9328% safer
Birmingham49.603.3% safer
Uttoxeter51.24-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0343% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Uttoxeter's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Uttoxeter Heath22434Second
Uttoxeter Town46667First

Crime in Uttoxeter During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Uttoxeter change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Uttoxeter saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Uttoxeter saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during November, when it fell by 94% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+7%-21%-------61%
Burglary--75%--------50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%+50%-58%-------79%
Drugs--50%+100%-------
Other Crime---67%-------
Other Theft+100%--71%------+100%
Public Order+200%-50%-50%-------
Shoplifting+300%-83%-78%------+50%
Vehicle Crime+150%---------79%
Violence and Sexual Offences+90%-14%-88%------94%-70%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Uttoxeter

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

How dangerous is Uttoxeter?
Uttoxeter is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Uttoxeter?
Uttoxeter's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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