Crime in Shropshire

Shropshire is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Shropshire in 2020 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 28 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Shropshire's larger towns and cities, Oswestry is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Lawley and Overdale, and Shrewsbury comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Shropshire, starting with St Georges and Priorslee which ranks as the safest area in Shropshire, followed up by Newport in second place, and Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton in third place.

Crime Map of Shropshire

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Shropshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour10,74621.34
Bicycle Theft2180.43
Burglary1,9283.83
Criminal Damage and Arson3,2876.53
Drugs9451.88
Other Crime5981.19
Other Theft2,2764.52
Possession of Weapons3640.72
Public Order1,7683.51
Robbery1980.39
Shoplifting2,0174.01
Theft From the Person1590.32
Vehicle Crime1,3392.66
Violence and Sexual Offences13,88627.58

Shropshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Shropshire
Bridgnorth5084140% safer
Great Dawley739616% more dangerous
Hadley & Leegomery6924431% safer
Lawley and Overdale7396916% more dangerous
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton5193375% safer
Ludlow635627% more dangerous
Madeley1,055562.0% safer
Market Drayton741604.2% more dangerous
Newport3913280% safer
Oakengates3543947% safer
Oswestry1,2526916% more dangerous
Shifnal488571.7% safer
Shrewsbury5,2306816% more dangerous
St Georges and Priorslee32227109% safer
Stirchley and Brookside7186815% more dangerous
Telford5,5903757% safer
Wellington8493850% safer
Whitchurch Urban630604.1% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Shropshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34332921Safer
Bicycle Theft0.740.800.640.43Safer
Burglary664.83.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8887Safer
Drugs1.31.31.51.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.21.11.2Safer
Other Theft7764.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.570.750.72Getting worse
Public Order3.03.14.23.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.370.480.39Safer
Shoplifting4.9564.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.620.520.32Safer
Vehicle Crime4.03.83.62.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25263028Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021