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Tamworth is the most dangerous major town in Staffordshire and the 27th most dangerous overall out of Staffordshire's 201 towns, villages, and cities.

In 2020, the overall crime rate in Tamworth was 31 crimes per 1,000 people, 6% higher than the overall crime rate for Staffordshire

Despite this, compared to the whole of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Tamworth is among the top 5 safest major towns.

The most common crimes in Tamworth are violence and sexual offences, with 1066 offences during 2020. The least common is theft, with 13 recorded over the same period. Both these figures were significantly lower than in 2019, however.

Crime in Tamworth's Neighbourhoods

Central Tamworth is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Tamworth, followed by Kettlebrook and Glascote Heath. The safest neighbourhoods are Bolehall, Coton Farm & Perry Crofts and Dosthill & Two Gates.

Crime in Tamworth during Coronavirus Lockdowns

During the UK 2020 lockdown, the biggest increase in crime in Tamworth came in April, when the town saw a 129% increase in drugs. Tamworth witnessed a large fall in anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 99% compared to July in 2019.

Which Police Force serves Tamworth?

The local police force for Tamworth is Staffordshire Police.

About Tamworth

Taking its name from the River Tame, which flows through it, Tamworth is a large market town and borough in Staffordshire, 14 miles north-east of Birmingham, located on the West Coast Main Line. The town borders North Warwickshire to the north and east, and Lichfield to the north, south-west and west. The M6 Toll runs to the south of the town.

The population of the wider urban area of Tamworth was 81,964

Historically, Tamworth was known as the principal centre of royal power for the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia throughout the 8th and 9th centuries. It is also the site of an elevated 12th century castle.

The Tamworth Economy

In 2020, the unemployment rate in Tamworth was 4.7%, just above the national average of 4.5%.


Industry in Tamworth is diverse and includes logistics, engineering, clothing, brick, tile and paper manufacture. Until 2001, one of the town’s factories produced the famous Reliant Robin three-wheeler car and the Reliant Scimitar sports car.


You can ski on proper snow in Tamworth! The Snowdome, a prototype real-snow indoor ski slope is in the town. Close by, lies the Drayton Manor Theme Park and one of the many marinas serving the Coventry Canal and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

House Prices in Tamworth

According to Rightmove, over the last 12 months, property prices in Tamworth were 3% higher than the previous year. The average price of property was £236,604. Detached properties sold for an average of £325,007, semi-detached £206,684 and terraced properties fetched £175,279

Famous People from Tamworth

  • 19th Century British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel (regarded as the father of modern British policing)
  • The first conductor of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Appleby Matthews
  • Musician poet and cultural commentator, Julian Cope
  • Leicester City footballer, Marc Albrighton

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