Shropshire Crime Statistics

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Shropshire is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Shropshire in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 31 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Shropshire's larger towns and cities, Lawley and Overdale is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Madeley, and Great Dawley 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 Newport in second place, and Whitchurch Urban in third place.

Shropshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Shropshire represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Shropshire Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour15,97331.72
Bicycle Theft2450.49
Criminal Damage and Arson3,1756.31
Other Crime5761.14
Other Theft2,4534.87
Possession of Weapons3200.64
Public Order2,4794.92
Theft From the Person1220.24
Vehicle Crime1,4922.96
Violence and Sexual Offences15,60430.99

Shropshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Shropshire
Bridgnorth52943 45% safer
Great Dawley1,471122 49% more dangerous
Hadley & Leegomery1,18976 17% more dangerous
Lawley and Overdale1,467136 54% more dangerous
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton1,08269 9% more dangerous
Ludlow60359 6% safer
Madeley2,395128 51% more dangerous
Market Drayton72959 6% safer
Newport53944 41% safer
Oakengates73181 23% more dangerous
Oswestry1,30672 13% more dangerous
Shifnal49758 8% safer
Shrewsbury5,89677 19% more dangerous
St Georges and Priorslee68158 7% safer
Stirchley and Brookside1,156110 43% more dangerous
Telford13,26387 28% more dangerous
Wellington2,206100 38% more dangerous
Whitchurch Urban57355 14% safer

Crime Trends in Shropshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33292132 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.800.640.430.49 Safer
Burglary64.83.83.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8876 Safer
Drugs1. Getting worse
Other Crime1. Safer
Other Theft764.54.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.750.720.64 Getting worse
Public Order3. Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.480.390.40 Safer
Shoplifting564.04.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.520.320.24 Safer
Vehicle Crime3. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26302831 Getting worse
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