Winshill Crime Overview

Winshill is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 97th safest overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winshill in 2020 was 16 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 78% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winshill is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,956th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Winshill was the worst small town in Staffordshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Winshill residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for violence and sexual offences, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Winshill recorded 4 reports of public order during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.47 the worst small town for public order in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Winshill are violence and sexual offences, with 90 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 76% lower than 2019's figure of 158 offences and a difference of 7.91 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Winshill's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Winshill Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Winshill This Year

 WinshillStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour799.2015,93514.0352% safer
Bicycle Theft20.232570.230% safer
Burglary50.582,0251.78207% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson151.754,1773.68110% safer
Drugs10.129420.83592% safer
Other Crime20.237610.67191% safer
Other Theft80.932,8772.53172% safer
Public Order80.931,8471.6375% safer
Robbery30.353220.2820% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime70.812,0221.78120% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9010.4815,60013.7431% safer

Winshill Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Perton1029.6770% safer
Horninglow and Eton19112.3633% safer
Anglesey11614.4813% safer
Stapenhill12715.933.0% safer
Codsall12715.952.9% safer
Winshill14116.41-
Wombourne26318.4111% more dangerous
Biddulph38619.0114% more dangerous
Brewood and Coven14419.1314% more dangerous
Audley Rural17120.0018% more dangerous
Stone35020.6120% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Winshill

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Winshill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1916159Safer
Bicycle Theft0.580.350.120.23Safer
Burglary0.582.11.90.58Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.41.8Safer
Drugs0.931.20.350.12Safer
Other Crime1.40.810.700.23Safer
Other Theft3.32.82.10.93Safer
Public Order2.11.31.30.93Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.120.120.35Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.91.51.60.81Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161810Safer

Changes In Winshill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Winshill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Winshill16.41-
Barnet67.7176% more dangerous
Coventry77.4179% more dangerous
Croydon83.2280% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8181% more dangerous
Bristol86.2181% more dangerous
Leicester97.4483% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8784% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2885% more dangerous
Bradford133.0288% more dangerous
Leeds137.1088% more dangerous

Crime in Winshill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Winshill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Winshill saw a 300% increase in public order. Winshill saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during October, when it fell by 92% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+82%-17%-90%-82%---86%-80%+80%
Burglary---33%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson--75%--------75%
Drugs----------
Other Theft-+100%--------
Public Order+300%---------
Vehicle Crime-50%---------33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+47%-19%-63%-88%---78%-92%-40%+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Winshill

What police force serves Winshill?
Winshill's local territorial police force is the Staffordshire Police.
How dangerous is Winshill?
Winshill is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire.
What is Winshill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Winshill are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Winshill?
Winshill's least common crime is drugs.

Last updated: 07 May 2021