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Crime and Safety in Wombourne

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Wombourne is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 63rd most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 197 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wombourne in 2021 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 44% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wombourne is the 220th safest small town, and the 4,382nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Wombourne was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Staffordshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Wombourne residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Wombourne recorded 11 reports of other theft during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.77 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wombourne are violence and sexual offences, with 190 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 54% higher than 2020's figure of 87 offences and a difference of 7.21 from 2020's crime rate of 6. Wombourne's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Wombourne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Staffordshire

27% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

74% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wombourne is 27% lower than the West Midlands and 74% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wombourne Crime Rate Over Time

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Wombourne Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wombourne 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 Wombourne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202142598
202018256
201937523
201836515
201738540
201629408

Crime in Wombourne Compared To Staffordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wombourne This Year

 WombourneStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1429.9424,58421.65 118% safer
Burglary443.083,0972.73 11% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson422.947,8976.96 137% safer
Drugs80.561,1841.04 86% safer
Other Crime50.351,1200.99 183% safer
Other Theft1278.895,7705.08 43% more dangerous
Public Order201.404,8144.24 203% safer
Robbery20.146550.58 314% safer
Shoplifting624.344,3123.80 12% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.143670.32 129% safer
Vehicle Crime966.723,9303.46 49% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences19013.3033,89229.85 124% safer

Wombourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brewood and Coven23931.7532% safer
Codsall25832.4029% safer
Biddulph79138.967% safer
Audley Rural33539.197% safer
Great Wyrley45940.643.0% safer
Wombourne59841.87-
Penkridge38644.155% more dangerous
Stone78446.179% more dangerous
Rugeley84447.4512% more dangerous
Kidsgrove1,16849.3815% more dangerous
Uttoxeter69051.2418% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wombourne

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Recent Crimes in Wombourne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Westbook WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HeathlandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Chapel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Windmill BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Holendene WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Billy Buns LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sandy MountInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Cushman AvenueLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lamb CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Billy Buns LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Windmill BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bullmeadow LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HeathlandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wombourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1516710 Safer
Burglary2.43.72.33.1 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5.04.52.42.9 Safer
Drugs0.911.40.280.56 Safer
Other Crime0.560.560.700.35 Safer
Other Theft4.14.22.19 Getting worse
Public Order1.30.980.421.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.070.140.14 Safer
Shoplifting0.561.80.494.3 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.14-0.14No change
Vehicle Crime982.97 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1211613 Getting worse

Changes In Wombourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wombourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.934.9% safer
Wombourne41.87-
Birmingham49.6016% more dangerous
Barnet67.0838% more dangerous
Croydon82.4849% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0353% more dangerous
Bristol90.5254% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Wombourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wombourne Inner44160First

Crime in Wombourne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wombourne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Wombourne saw a 600% increase in other theft. Wombourne saw a large fall in drugs during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+113%+69%-------28%
Burglary+175%+150%--------50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-64%-44%+100%-------
Drugs---75%-------
Other Crime+150%---------50%
Other Theft+600%+600%-50%-------29%
Public Order-+100%--------
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-40%-64%-55%------+13%
Violence and Sexual Offences+110%-6%+14%-------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wombourne

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

How dangerous is Wombourne?
Wombourne is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Staffordshire.

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

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

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