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Crime and Safety in Hadley & Leegomery

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Hadley & Leegomery is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Shropshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 215 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hadley & Leegomery in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hadley & Leegomery is the 207th most dangerous small town, and the 1,289th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Hadley & Leegomery had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Hadley & Leegomery residents, when it was Shropshire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Hadley & Leegomery recorded 22 reports of vehicle crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst for vehicle crime in Shropshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hadley & Leegomery are violence and sexual offences, with 565 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 529 offences and a difference of 2.29 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Hadley & Leegomery's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Hadley & Leegomery 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Shropshire

18% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

1.1% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hadley & Leegomery is 18% lower than the West Midlands and 1.1% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hadley & Leegomery Crime Rate Over Time

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Hadley & Leegomery Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hadley & Leegomery 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 Hadley & Leegomery

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021761,189
2020671,047
2019711,120
2018691,082
2017711,123
2016641,007

Crime in Hadley & Leegomery Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hadley & Leegomery This Year

 Hadley & LeegomeryShropshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour49931.7215,97331.720% safer
Bicycle Theft70.452450.49 9% safer
Burglary442.801,6113.20 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1177.443,1756.31 15% more dangerous
Drugs392.488251.64 34% more dangerous
Other Crime201.275761.14 10% more dangerous
Other Theft966.102,4534.87 20% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons171.083200.64 41% more dangerous
Public Order1036.552,4794.92 25% more dangerous
Robbery40.252020.40 60% safer
Shoplifting734.642,3314.63 0.22% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.191220.24 26% safer
Vehicle Crime1016.421,4922.96 54% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences56535.9215,60430.99 14% more dangerous

Hadley & Leegomery Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St Georges and Priorslee68158.1330% safer
Ludlow60358.7029% safer
Market Drayton72959.1428% safer
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton1,08268.5610% safer
Oswestry1,30671.695% safer
Hadley & Leegomery1,18975.59-
Oakengates73181.117% more dangerous
Wellington2,20699.9524% more dangerous
Stirchley and Brookside1,156109.5931% more dangerous
Great Dawley1,471121.8938% more dangerous
Madeley2,395128.1241% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hadley & Leegomery

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Recent Crimes in Hadley & Leegomery

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HalldeneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Riven RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oakworth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Epsom CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Aintree CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Caldera RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Haybridge AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HalldeneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ripley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Longthorpe DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Millstream WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HalldeneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mafeking RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Haybridge AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near BrookdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goshawk DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manse RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ashford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ayr CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hadley & Leegomery Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29262532 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.00.640.45 Safer
Burglary753.82.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9977 Safer
Drugs1.51.62.42.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.21.41.3 Safer
Other Theft4.0656 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons1.11.11.31.1 Getting worse
Public Order3.74.44.27 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.570.570.320.25 Safer
Shoplifting1.93.13.24.6 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.700.510.250.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime53.53.66 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences32343436 Getting worse

Changes In Hadley & Leegomery's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hadley & Leegomery to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0813% safer
Hadley & Leegomery75.59-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0516% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6442% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Hadley & Leegomery During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hadley & Leegomery change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Hadley & Leegomery saw a 400% increase in other crime. Hadley & Leegomery saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 88% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+63%+318%+179%+65%------
Bicycle Theft-67%+50%-67%---50%----67%
Burglary+100%+33%-69%-75%-88%-56%-60%+83%-55%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-38%-8%+67%+7%-74%-31%-25%-8%+30%
Drugs+100%+50%-+100%+67%+100%+67%+33%+100%-
Other Crime+100%+50%-+400%-67%-33%+100%-50%--
Other Theft+50%-50%+13%-42%-43%+60%-14%-44%+33%-29%
Possession of Weapons---67%-67%---+100%--
Public Order-17%-40%+40%-14%-10%-13%+150%-33%-+133%
Robbery-50%---50%------
Shoplifting-36%-50%+75%-+125%--+25%+33%+400%
Theft From the Person-+100%--------
Vehicle Crime---43%-33%+33%+100%-67%--57%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-24%-15%+17%+17%-42%+8%-10%+38%-23%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hadley & Leegomery

What police force serves Hadley & Leegomery?
Hadley & Leegomery's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.

How dangerous is Hadley & Leegomery?
Hadley & Leegomery is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Shropshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Hadley & Leegomery?
Hadley & Leegomery's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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