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.
Small Towns, Shropshire
30% higher, regional crime rate
40% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||1,145||61.25||15,973||31.72||48% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||24||1.28||245||0.49||62% more dangerous|
|Burglary||97||5.19||1,611||3.20||38% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||251||13.43||3,175||6.31||53% more dangerous|
|Drugs||50||2.67||825||1.64||39% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||45||2.41||576||1.14||53% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||129||6.90||2,453||4.87||29% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||25||1.34||320||0.64||52% more dangerous|
|Public Order||181||9.68||2,479||4.92||49% more dangerous|
|Robbery||19||1.02||202||0.40||61% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||210||11.23||2,331||4.63||59% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||5||0.27||122||0.24||11% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||89||4.76||1,492||2.96||38% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,270||67.94||15,604||30.99||54% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Wildwood||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Waltondale||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Halesfield 9||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Queens Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Weybridge||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hall Barn Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Selbourne||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near School Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Ironbridge Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Tweedale North||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Waverley||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sutton Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Stonedale||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Wildwood||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Newcomen Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Wyvern||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||0.64||0.59||0.59||1.3||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||16||15||13||13||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.1||1.6||2.0||2.4||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.2||2.0||1.3||1.3||Safer|
|Public Order||6||7||7||10||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.86||1.5||0.75||1.0||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.70||1.0||0.43||0.27||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||59||69||62||68||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||129.64||1.2% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||3.1% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||15% 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 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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-8%||-11%||-59%||-44%||-46%||+7%||+35%||-12%||-||-35%|
|Possession of Weapons||-50%||-||-56%||-||-60%||-75%||-||+100%||-43%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-80%||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-20%||-19%||-32%||+7%||-2%||-20%||-6%||-19%||-13%||-3%|