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Crime and Safety in Madeley, Shropshire

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Madeley is the most dangerous small towns in Shropshire, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 215 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Madeley in 2021 was 128 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 51% higher than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Madeley is the 32nd most dangerous small town, and the 273rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Madeley had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Madeley residents, when it was Shropshire's most dangerous area for shoplifting, recording 45 crimes at a rate of 2.4 per 1,000 residents. Madeley recorded 17 reports of vehicle crime during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.91 the worst for vehicle crime in Shropshire that month.

The most common crimes in Madeley are violence and sexual offences, with 1,270 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 68. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 1,152 offences and a difference of 6.31 from 2020's crime rate of 62. Madeley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 60% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Madeley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Shropshire

30% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

40% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Madeley is 30% higher than the West Midlands and 40% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Madeley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Madeley 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 Madeley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211282,395
20201132,108
20191312,457
20181192,226
20171312,447
20161312,443

Crime in Madeley Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Madeley This Year

 MadeleyShropshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,14561.2515,97331.72 48% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft241.282450.49 62% more dangerous
Burglary975.191,6113.20 38% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson25113.433,1756.31 53% more dangerous
Drugs502.678251.64 39% more dangerous
Other Crime452.415761.14 53% more dangerous
Other Theft1296.902,4534.87 29% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons251.343200.64 52% more dangerous
Public Order1819.682,4794.92 49% more dangerous
Robbery191.022020.40 61% more dangerous
Shoplifting21011.232,3314.63 59% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.271220.24 11% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime894.761,4922.96 38% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,27067.9415,60430.99 54% more dangerous

Madeley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hadley & Leegomery1,18975.5969% safer
Oakengates73181.1158% safer
Wellington2,20699.9528% safer
Stirchley and Brookside1,156109.5917% safer
Great Dawley1,471121.895% safer
Madeley2,395128.12-

Crime Over Time in Madeley

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Recent Crimes in Madeley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WildwoodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near WaltondaleUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Halesfield 9Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queens CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WeybridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall Barn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SelbourneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near School RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ironbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Tweedale NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WaverleyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sutton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near StonedaleUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near WildwoodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newcomen WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WyvernAction to be taken by another organisation

Madeley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour63534161 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.640.590.591.3 Getting worse
Burglary9755 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16151313 Safer
Drugs2.03.21.62.7 Getting worse
Other Crime2.11.62.02.4 Getting worse
Other Theft111077 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.22.01.31.3 Safer
Public Order67710 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.861.50.751.0 Safer
Shoplifting67711 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.701.00.430.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.1554.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences59696268 Getting worse

Changes In Madeley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Madeley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0891% safer
Croydon82.4855% safer
Sheffield90.0542% safer
Bristol90.5242% safer
Coventry102.2425% safer
Leicester111.5915% safer
Liverpool123.064.1% safer
Madeley128.12-
Birmingham129.641.2% more dangerous
Bradford132.283.1% more dangerous
Leeds150.9415% more dangerous

Crime in Madeley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Madeley798149First
Sutton Hill821142Second
Woodside776103Third

Crime in Madeley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Madeley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Madeley saw a 333% increase in burglary. Madeley saw a large fall in drugs during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Madeley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-1%+210%+51%+44%------
Bicycle Theft-+200%--------
Burglary+18%-80%-36%-67%-39%+333%-64%-73%-36%-42%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%-11%-59%-44%-46%+7%+35%-12%--35%
Drugs-80%-50%-75%-25%+33%+100%-25%-50%-83%-56%
Other Crime+33%+200%-33%+200%+67%-+300%-67%--
Other Theft-43%-63%-35%-62%-67%-8%+75%-18%-39%-
Possession of Weapons-50%--56%--60%-75%-+100%-43%-
Public Order-55%-11%-23%-46%-29%-32%+73%-28%+17%-38%
Robbery-67%-50%------50%-33%-50%
Shoplifting+11%-8%+17%-54%-25%-64%+90%+78%-63%+43%
Theft From the Person-80%-50%--------
Vehicle Crime-36%-25%+275%-+50%-14%-13%-43%+70%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%-19%-32%+7%-2%-20%-6%-19%-13%-3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Madeley

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

How dangerous is Madeley?
Madeley is the most dangerous small town in Shropshire.

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

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

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