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Crime and Safety in Bridgnorth

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Bridgnorth is the second safest small towns in Shropshire, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 215 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bridgnorth in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 45% lower than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bridgnorth is the 232nd safest small town, and the 4,239th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Bridgnorth had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Bridgnorth are violence and sexual offences, with 243 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 1.6% higher than 2020's figure of 239 offences and a difference of 0.32 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Bridgnorth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Bridgnorth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Shropshire

108% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

78% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bridgnorth is 108% lower than the West Midlands and 78% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bridgnorth Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Bridgnorth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143529
202041508
201956690
201863773
201755675
201651625

Crime in Bridgnorth Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bridgnorth This Year

 BridgnorthShropshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour41533.6815,97331.72 6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.162450.49 206% safer
Burglary292.351,6113.20 36% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.553,1756.31 39% safer
Drugs90.738251.64 125% safer
Other Crime70.575761.14 100% safer
Other Theft564.552,4534.87 7% safer
Possession of Weapons40.323200.64 100% safer
Public Order393.172,4794.92 55% safer
Robbery20.162020.40 150% safer
Shoplifting352.842,3314.63 63% safer
Theft From the Person40.321220.24 25% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime433.491,4922.96 15% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences24319.7215,60430.99 57% safer

Bridgnorth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lawley and Overdale25924.0379% safer
Bridgnorth52942.93-
Newport53944.162.8% more dangerous
Whitchurch Urban57354.5821% more dangerous
Shifnal49757.6426% more dangerous
St Georges and Priorslee68158.1326% more dangerous
Ludlow60358.7027% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bridgnorth

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Recent Crimes in Bridgnorth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near CartwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pound StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near OaklandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bernards HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Old Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Listley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hospital LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tasley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Innage CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near St Johns StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hospital LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near St Johns StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Morfe RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near St Johns StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sabrina RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bridgnorth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30282334 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.490.08-0.16 Safer
Burglary73.72.02.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson684.14.6 Safer
Drugs0.970.811.10.73 Safer
Other Crime0.810.810.890.57 Safer
Other Theft74.43.84.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.410.410.32 Safer
Public Order1.82.42.43.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.240.650.16 Safer
Shoplifting1182.82.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.40.650.410.32 Safer
Vehicle Crime753.43.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19221920 Getting worse

Changes In Bridgnorth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bridgnorth's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bridgnorth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Crown Meadow-----10.25

Comparing Bridgnorth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bridgnorth42.93-
Barnet67.0836% more dangerous
Croydon82.4848% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Bridgnorth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bridgnorth East35456First
Bridgnorth West17529Second

Crime in Bridgnorth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bridgnorth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Bridgnorth saw a 300% increase in robbery. Bridgnorth saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019. Rates of criminal damage and arson and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Bridgnorth's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+51%+278%+137%------
Burglary-67%-50%--83%-80%--50%--50%-86%
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%-91%-43%-50%-63%-71%-50%+40%-14%-43%
Drugs-33%-----+100%---
Other Crime---------+100%
Other Theft+25%-80%-+25%-67%-50%+100%+67%+25%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-67%+50%-+50%--+67%-50%--50%
Robbery----+300%-----
Shoplifting-80%-29%-67%-75%-63%-89%-83%-20%-80%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-75%-67%-20%-75%-33%+100%-25%+25%--67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-50%+46%-+52%-29%+20%+15%-71%-17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bridgnorth

What police force serves Bridgnorth?
Bridgnorth's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.

How dangerous is Bridgnorth?
Bridgnorth is the second safest small town in Shropshire.

What is Bridgnorth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bridgnorth are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bridgnorth?
Bridgnorth's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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