Wombourne Crime Overview

Wombourne is among the top 10 safest small towns in Staffordshire, and is the 89th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wombourne in 2020 was 18 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Staffordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the Staffordshire rate of 29 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wombourne is the 26th safest small town, and the 2,373rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Wombourne was the worst small town in Staffordshire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Wombourne residents, when it was Staffordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Wombourne recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.77 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Staffordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wombourne are violence and sexual offences, with 89 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 76% lower than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 4.76 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Wombourne's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Wombourne Compared To Staffordshire

Summary of Crimes in Wombourne This Year

 WombourneStaffordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1067.4215,93514.0389% safer
Burglary332.312,0251.7823% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson342.384,1773.6855% safer
Drugs40.289420.83196% safer
Other Crime100.707610.674.3% more dangerous
Other Theft302.102,8772.5320% safer
Possession of Weapons10.072820.25257% safer
Public Order70.491,8471.63233% safer
Robbery20.143220.28100% safer
Shoplifting80.561,8671.64193% safer
Vehicle Crime453.152,0221.7843% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences896.2315,60013.74121% safer

Wombourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Horninglow and Eton19112.3649% safer
Anglesey11614.4827% safer
Stapenhill12715.9316% safer
Codsall12715.9515% safer
Winshill14116.4112% safer
Wombourne26318.41-
Biddulph38619.013.2% more dangerous
Brewood and Coven14419.133.8% more dangerous
Audley Rural17120.008% more dangerous
Stone35020.6111% more dangerous
Rugeley38321.5314% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wombourne

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Wombourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2215167Safer
Burglary2.02.63.92.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson554.62.4Safer
Drugs1.50.911.40.28Safer
Other Crime1.30.560.770.70Safer
Other Theft84.34.32.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.280.420.07Safer
Public Order1.61.31.10.49Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.280.070.14Safer
Shoplifting2.30.561.80.56Safer
Vehicle Crime3.8983.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1112116Safer

Changes In Wombourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wombourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wombourne18.41-
Barnet67.7173% more dangerous
Coventry77.4176% more dangerous
Croydon83.2278% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8179% more dangerous
Bristol86.2179% more dangerous
Leicester97.4481% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8782% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2883% more dangerous
Bradford133.0286% more dangerous
Leeds137.1087% more dangerous

Crime in Wombourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wombourne Inner18525First

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+120%+150%--------60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-64%-44%+100%-------
Drugs---75%-------
Other Crime+67%--50%-------50%
Other Theft+600%+250%-50%-------29%
Public Order-+200%--------
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-30%-64%-55%------+38%
Violence and Sexual Offences+110%--------+10%

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 10 safest 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021