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Crime and Safety in Newport, Shropshire

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Newport is the third safest small town in Shropshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 215 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newport in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newport is the 250th safest small town, and the 4,046th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2016, Newport had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for theft from the person, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Newport are violence and sexual offences, with 272 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 25% higher than 2020's figure of 204 offences and a difference of 5.57 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Newport's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Newport 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Shropshire

102% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

73% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Newport is 102% lower than the West Midlands and 73% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Newport Crime Rate Over Time

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Newport Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Newport 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 Newport

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202144539
202032391
201947579
201849595
201755675
201650613

Crime in Newport Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Newport This Year

 NewportShropshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38331.3815,97331.72 1.1% safer
Bicycle Theft10.082450.49 512% safer
Burglary241.971,6113.20 62% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson766.233,1756.31 1.3% safer
Drugs70.578251.64 188% safer
Other Crime110.905761.14 27% safer
Other Theft514.182,4534.87 17% safer
Possession of Weapons10.083200.64 700% safer
Public Order544.422,4794.92 11% safer
Robbery20.162020.40 150% safer
Shoplifting171.392,3314.63 233% safer
Theft From the Person30.251220.24 4.0% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime201.641,4922.96 80% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27222.2815,60430.99 39% safer

Newport Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lawley and Overdale25924.0384% safer
Bridgnorth52942.932.9% safer
Newport53944.16-
Whitchurch Urban57354.5819% more dangerous
Shifnal49757.6423% more dangerous
St Georges and Priorslee68158.1324% more dangerous
Ludlow60358.7025% more dangerous
Market Drayton72959.1425% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newport

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Recent Crimes in Newport

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barnmeadow RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Audley AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stafford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wrekin AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SandycroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Tan BankFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near New StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Audley AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hallcroft CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wrekin AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Newport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31251331 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.160.330.330.08 Safer
Burglary64.01.52.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson764.66 Safer
Drugs0.570.660.980.57 Safer
Other Crime0.660.980.410.90 Getting worse
Other Theft552.44.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.250.160.08 Safer
Public Order2.02.91.64.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.16-0.160.16 Safer
Shoplifting3.43.41.51.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.660.330.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.52.51.41.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21211722 Getting worse

Changes In Newport's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Newport's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Newport that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Victoria Park3---704.4

Comparing Newport to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Newport44.16-
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2457% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Newport's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newport North18230Second
Newport South35856First

Crime in Newport During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newport change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Newport saw a 200% increase in shoplifting. Newport saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+106%+10%+26%------
Burglary-67%--88%-43%-60%-33%--83%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-43%-29%-29%+33%-80%+25%--50%-11%
Drugs--------+100%-
Other Crime----67%-+100%----
Other Theft--80%-33%-83%-78%-33%+33%-71%+150%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-33%---33%--+25%---83%
Shoplifting-67%-67%-----83%-+200%-
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime-60%--+100%+100%---80%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%-53%+79%+6%-36%-57%+67%-16%-54%-61%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newport

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

How dangerous is Newport?
Newport is the third safest small town in Shropshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Newport?
Newport's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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