Crime Statistics for Blurton, Newstead, City of Stoke-on-Trent, 2024

There were a total of 98 street level crime incidents in Blurton 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 Blurton, 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 Crime41
Anti Social Behaviour13
Other Theft11
Criminal Damage Arson8
Possession Of Weapons3
Public Order3
Other Crime3
Vehicle Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime98

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 Blurton. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

How grim is your Postcode?

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 Blurton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Longton (0.88 miles)291
Fenton (1.24 miles)268
Hollybush (0.62 miles)154
Heron Cross (0.62 miles)154
Dresden (0.62 miles)138
Sideway (1.39 miles)123
Hanford (1.24 miles)87
Hem Heath (0.88 miles)74
Newstead (1.24 miles)41

of Blurton West and Newstead residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Blurton?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Heron Cross52
Hem Heath28

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

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 Blurton 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 Blurton compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Blurton and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Blurton is ranked #4.

1Fenton East88
2Fenton West and Mount Pleasant82
3Dresden and Florence80
4Blurton West and Newstead73
5Boothen and Oak Hill71
6Broadway and Longton East68
7Springfields and Trent Vale66
8Hollybush and Longton West64
9Blurton East60
10Meir Hay51
11Hanford and Trentham23

Which road in Blurton has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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