Hadley & Leegomery Crime Overview

Hadley & Leegomery is among the top 10 safest small towns in Shropshire, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 232 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hadley & Leegomery in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% lower than the Shropshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hadley & Leegomery is the 308th safest small town, and the 3,761st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2015, Hadley & Leegomery had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Hadley & Leegomery are violence and sexual offences, with 360 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 1.7% lower than 2019's figure of 366 offences and a difference of 0.38 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Hadley & Leegomery's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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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 Behaviour27817.6710,74621.3421% safer
Bicycle Theft60.382180.4313% safer
Burglary322.031,9283.8389% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.203,2876.5355% safer
Drugs251.599451.8818% safer
Other Crime130.835981.1943% safer
Other Theft563.562,2764.5227% safer
Possession of Weapons120.763640.725% more dangerous
Public Order483.051,7683.5115% safer
Robbery40.251980.3956% safer
Shoplifting311.972,0174.01104% safer
Theft From the Person10.061590.32433% safer
Vehicle Crime382.421,3392.6610% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36022.8913,88627.5820% safer

Hadley & Leegomery Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newport39132.0337% safer
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton51932.8934% safer
Wellington84938.4714% safer
Oakengates35439.2812% safer
Bridgnorth50841.237% safer
Hadley & Leegomery69243.99-
Madeley1,05556.4422% more dangerous
Shifnal48856.5922% more dangerous
Whitchurch Urban63060.0127% more dangerous
Market Drayton74160.1127% more dangerous
Great Dawley73961.2428% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hadley & Leegomery

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Hadley & Leegomery Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour24201918Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.830.890.38Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5664.2Safer
Drugs0.831.11.01.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.950.640.760.83Getting worse
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.131.10.700.76Getting worse
Public Order2. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.450.250.25Safer
Shoplifting1. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.570.380.06Safer
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences20212323Getting worse

Changes In Hadley & Leegomery's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hadley & Leegomery to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hadley & Leegomery43.99-
Barnet67.7135% more dangerous
Coventry77.4143% more dangerous
Croydon83.2247% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8149% more dangerous
Bristol86.2149% more dangerous
Leicester97.4455% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2859% more dangerous
Bradford133.0267% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% 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 April, when Hadley & Leegomery saw a 293% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hadley & Leegomery saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 73% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+91%+293%+162%+97%------
Bicycle Theft-67%--50%-------67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-71%-64%-70%+75%+83%-55%-64%-+22%+60%
Other Crime---+200%-50%-+100%---
Other Theft-40%-60%--60%-50%+200%-29%-29%+29%-
Possession of Weapons---50%----+100%--
Public Order----40%-11%-17%+167%--+150%
Vehicle Crime-67%+75%-----+33%-50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%-44%-11%+27%-18%-38%+4%+9%+30%-20%

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 safest 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021