Uttoxeter Crime Overview

Uttoxeter is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 59th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Uttoxeter in 2020 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Uttoxeter is the 47th safest small town, and the 3,144th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Uttoxeter was the worst small town in Staffordshire for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Uttoxeter residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Uttoxeter recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Uttoxeter are violence and sexual offences, with 130 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 121% lower than 2019's figure of 287 offences and a difference of 11.66 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Uttoxeter's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Uttoxeter Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Uttoxeter This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15211.2915,93514.0324% safer
Burglary100.742,0251.78141% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson382.824,1773.6830% safer
Drugs181.349420.8338% more dangerous
Other Crime50.377610.6781% safer
Other Theft342.522,8772.530.40% safer
Possession of Weapons40.302820.2517% more dangerous
Public Order171.261,8471.6329% safer
Shoplifting201.491,8671.6410% safer
Theft From the Person10.071660.15114% safer
Vehicle Crime191.412,0221.7826% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1309.6515,60013.7442% safer

Uttoxeter Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Biddulph38619.0116% safer
Brewood and Coven14419.1315% safer
Audley Rural17120.0010% safer
Stone35020.617% safer
Rugeley38321.532.1% safer
Shobnall18622.251.2% more dangerous
Penkridge19922.763.4% more dangerous
Cheadle30124.8412% more dangerous
Great Wyrley28625.3213% more dangerous
Kidsgrove61325.9215% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Uttoxeter

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Uttoxeter Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour38423111Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10972.8Safer
Drugs0.740.591.61.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.20.890.37Safer
Other Theft8662.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.450.220.30Safer
Public Order3.
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.370.450.07Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences25232110Safer

Changes In Uttoxeter's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Uttoxeter to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7168% more dangerous
Coventry77.4172% more dangerous
Croydon83.2274% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8174% more dangerous
Bristol86.2175% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8779% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2880% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1084% more dangerous

Crime in Uttoxeter's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Uttoxeter Heath11317Second
Uttoxeter Town18326First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+7%-21%-------61%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%+50%-58%-------79%
Other Crime---67%-------
Other Theft+100%--71%------+100%
Public Order+200%-50%-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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021