Great Dawley is the second most dangerous small town in Shropshire, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 215 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Dawley in 2021 was 122 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 49% higher than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Dawley is the 38th most dangerous small town, and the 323rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In May 2021, Great Dawley had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Great Dawley residents, when it was Shropshire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.66 per 1,000 residents. Great Dawley recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.91 the worst for vehicle crime in Shropshire that month.
The most common crimes in Great Dawley are violence and sexual offences, with 794 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 66. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 726 offences and a difference of 5.63 from 2020's crime rate of 60. Great Dawley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 62% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Shropshire
27% higher, regional crime rate
37% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Great Dawley is 27% higher than the West Midlands and 37% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Great Dawley 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||769||63.72||15,973||31.72||50% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||10||0.83||245||0.49||41% more dangerous|
|Burglary||46||3.81||1,611||3.20||16% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||148||12.26||3,175||6.31||49% more dangerous|
|Drugs||33||2.73||825||1.64||40% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||28||2.32||576||1.14||51% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||93||7.71||2,453||4.87||37% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||21||1.74||320||0.64||63% more dangerous|
|Public Order||121||10.03||2,479||4.92||51% more dangerous|
|Robbery||23||1.91||202||0.40||79% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||70||5.80||2,331||4.63||20% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||8||0.66||122||0.24||64% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||76||6.30||1,492||2.96||53% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||794||65.79||15,604||30.99||53% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Crown Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Queen Elizabeth Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Webb Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Gloucester Avenue||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ashbourne Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Davids Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Withywood Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Deepfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Beames Close||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Anslem Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Grange Central||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Springfield Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Grizedale Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Old Wharf||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Attwood Terrace||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Beames Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Westerdale Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Grange Central||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Langley Fold||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||15||15||12||12||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.7||3.2||2.5||2.3||No change|
|Possession of Weapons||2.3||2.3||1.5||1.7||Safer|
|Public Order||9||10||7||10||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.4||1.3||1.1||1.9||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.4||0.99||0.25||0.66||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||4.2||4.1||3.6||6||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||57||69||60||66||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Liverpool||123.06||0.95% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||6% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||8% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||19% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Dawley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Great Dawley saw a 233% increase in shoplifting. Great Dawley saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-48%||-77%||-41%||-14%||+8%||+36%||+10%||-13%||-||-46%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-71%||-||-||-||-||-||+100%||+100%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-35%||-41%||-35%||-22%||-15%||+21%||+6%||-6%||+9%||-7%|