Crime Statistics for Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent, City of Stoke-on-Trent, 2024

There were a total of 598 street level crime incidents in Birches Head in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Birches Head, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime171
Anti Social Behaviour121
Public Order57
Other Theft49
Criminal Damage Arson37
Vehicle Crime18
Other Crime15
Possession Of Weapons11
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime598

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Birches Head. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Birches Head

We've taken the ten nearest places to Birches Head and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Birches Head has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Hanley (0.88 miles)653
Birches Head598
Stoke-on-Trent (1.39 miles)584
Cobridge (1.24 miles)562
Burslem (1.39 miles)379
Bucknall (0.88 miles)287
Berry Hill (1.39 miles)235
Townsend (1.39 miles)222
Abbey Hulton (1.24 miles)174

of Birches Head and Central Forest Park residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Birches Head?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Birches Head and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Birches Head171
Berry Hill80
Abbey Hulton67

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Birches Head?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Birches Head to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Birches Head compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Birches Head and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Birches Head is ranked #8.

1Joiner's Square91
3Etruria and Hanley88
4Abbey Hulton and Townsend79
5Ford Green and Smallthorne77
6Hanley Park and Shelton76
7Eaton Park75
8Birches Head and Central Forest Park67
9Sneyd Green59
10Hartshill and Basford56
11Baddeley, Milton and Norton54

Which road in Birches Head has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Birches Head with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Leek Road.

Last updated: March 2024
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