Madeley Crime Overview

Madeley is among the top 10 safest small towns in Shropshire, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 232 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Madeley in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.0% lower than the Shropshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Madeley is the 367th most dangerous small town, and the 2,388th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Madeley had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2018 was also a bad month for Madeley residents, when it was Shropshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Madeley recorded 3 reports of robbery during July 2017, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst for robbery in Shropshire that month.

The most common crimes in Madeley are violence and sexual offences, with 591 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 18% lower than 2019's figure of 698 offences and a difference of 5.72 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Madeley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 80% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Madeley Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Madeley This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36419.4710,74621.3410% safer
Bicycle Theft70.372180.4316% safer
Burglary462.461,9283.8356% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1226.533,2876.530% safer
Drugs150.809451.88135% safer
Other Crime231.235981.193.3% more dangerous
Other Theft613.262,2764.5239% safer
Possession of Weapons110.593640.7222% safer
Public Order673.581,7683.512.0% more dangerous
Robbery110.591980.3934% more dangerous
Shoplifting512.732,0174.0147% safer
Theft From the Person50.271590.3219% safer
Vehicle Crime452.411,3392.6610% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences59131.6213,88627.5813% more dangerous

Madeley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton51932.8972% safer
Wellington84938.4747% safer
Oakengates35439.2844% safer
Bridgnorth50841.2337% safer
Hadley & Leegomery69243.9928% safer
Shifnal48856.590.27% more dangerous
Whitchurch Urban63060.016% more dangerous
Market Drayton74160.116% more dangerous
Great Dawley73961.248% more dangerous
Ludlow63561.829% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Madeley

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Madeley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour32302319Safer
Bicycle Theft0.320.430.110.37Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8897Safer
Other Crime1.71.10.701.2Getting worse
Other Theft764.83.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.700.750.59Safer
Public Order3. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.860.530.640.59Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.320.480.480.27Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences32303732Safer

Changes In Madeley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Madeley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4127% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Madeley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sutton Hill688119First

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 May, when Madeley saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Madeley saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Madeley's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-21%+250%+117%+93%------
Criminal Damage and Arson-9%-36%-81%-38%-25%+25%+100%-50%-13%-14%
Other Crime-----+100%--50%+50%-
Other Theft+43%-63%-67%-33%-83%-17%+20%-45%-29%-38%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-+100%--50%-
Public Order-63%+25%-20%-33%-57%-36%+200%+17%--25%
Theft From the Person-67%-------+100%-
Vehicle Crime-78%-50%+600%-+33%-50%+33%-50%+250%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%-25%-16%+16%-19%-32%-21%-14%-13%-10%

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 among the top 10 safest small towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021