Crime in Shropshire

Shropshire is the 22nd safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Shropshire in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 20 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Shropshire's larger towns and cities, Shrewsbury is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Oswestry, and Market Drayton comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Shropshire, starting with Bridgnorth which ranks as the safest area in Shropshire, followed up by Shifnal in second place, and Whitchurch Urban in third place.

Crime Map of Shropshire

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Shropshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,93517.97
Bicycle Theft1180.36
Burglary1,1253.41
Criminal Damage and Arson1,7705.36
Drugs4751.44
Other Crime2780.84
Other Theft1,2283.72
Possession of Weapons1580.48
Public Order8502.57
Robbery740.22
Shoplifting9312.82
Theft From the Person910.28
Vehicle Crime7962.41
Violence and Sexual Offences6,73420.39

Shropshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Shropshire
Bridgnorth4673817% safer
Ludlow5855722% more dangerous
Market Drayton7085723% more dangerous
Oswestry1,1646431% more dangerous
Shifnal4555316% more dangerous
Shrewsbury4,9686532% more dangerous
Whitchurch Urban5795520% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Shropshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29282518Safer
Bicycle Theft0.720.650.550.36Safer
Burglary554.43.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7665Safer
Drugs1.21.01.11.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.950.840.84Safer
Other Theft6663.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.360.490.48Getting worse
Public Order2.22.23.02.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.240.270.22Safer
Shoplifting3.54.44.52.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.530.450.28Safer
Vehicle Crime3.23.73.72.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19202320Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021