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Crime and Safety in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton

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Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton 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 Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% higher than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton is the 264th most dangerous small town, and the 1,624th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2019, Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2015 was also a bad month for Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton residents, when it was Shropshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton are violence and sexual offences, with 503 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 396 offences and a difference of 6.78 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Shropshire

30% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

11% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton is 30% lower than the West Midlands and 11% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton Crime Rate Over Time

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Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton 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 Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021691,082
202055875
2019681,079
201863991
2017711,128
201663989

Crime in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton This Year

 Lilleshall, Donnington and MuxtonShropshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour50632.0615,97331.72 1.1% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.192450.49 158% safer
Burglary362.281,6113.20 40% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson845.323,1756.31 19% safer
Drugs221.398251.64 18% safer
Other Crime110.705761.14 63% safer
Other Theft664.182,4534.87 17% safer
Possession of Weapons130.823200.64 22% more dangerous
Public Order885.582,4794.92 12% more dangerous
Robbery50.322020.40 25% safer
Shoplifting20412.932,3314.63 64% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.251220.24 4.0% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime432.721,4922.96 9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50331.8715,60430.99 2.8% more dangerous

Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitchurch Urban57354.5826% safer
Shifnal49757.6419% safer
St Georges and Priorslee68158.1318% safer
Ludlow60358.7017% safer
Market Drayton72959.1416% safer
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton1,08268.56-
Oswestry1,30671.694.4% more dangerous
Hadley & Leegomery1,18975.599% more dangerous
Oakengates73181.1115% more dangerous
Wellington2,20699.9531% more dangerous
Stirchley and Brookside1,156109.5937% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton

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Recent Crimes in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Humber LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High MountUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Millward CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Glebeland CourtOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Morris DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waxhill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Baldwin Webb AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Turreff AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bishops WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Penistone CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Humber LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near East AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CommonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33241932 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.820.320.190.19 Safer
Burglary3.64.32.72.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson764.95 Safer
Drugs1.01.51.71.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.80.950.70 Safer
Other Theft784.14.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.951.30.82 Getting worse
Public Order2.94.93.66 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.570.510.510.32 Safer
Shoplifting78813 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.380.250.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.42.82.02.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27282532 Getting worse

Changes In Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.082.2% safer
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton68.56-
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0524% more dangerous
Bristol90.5224% more dangerous
Coventry102.2433% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Muxton & Lilleshall24436First

Crime in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton saw a 300% increase in possession of weapons. Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-23%+156%+110%+27%------
Burglary-33%-38%+67%-67%-75%+33%-56%-88%-29%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-44%-57%-57%-30%-33%-25%-40%-13%-50%
Drugs+50%-+200%---50%+100%--50%-
Other Crime-+200%-75%-75%-50%+100%---50%-50%
Other Theft-67%-85%-70%-25%--36%-38%-78%-46%-56%
Possession of Weapons----+100%-+300%--67%-
Public Order--50%--50%-50%-42%-78%-50%+100%+233%
Robbery----+300%--+100%--50%
Shoplifting-82%-40%+25%+17%+80%+20%+120%+67%-31%-38%
Vehicle Crime+50%+100%--50%--50%-83%--57%-86%
Violence and Sexual Offences+15%-46%-10%+8%-19%-3%-54%-13%-43%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton

What police force serves Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton?
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.

How dangerous is Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton?
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Shropshire.

What is Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton?
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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