Oakengates Crime Overview

Oakengates is among the top 5 safest small towns in Shropshire, and is the 61st most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 232 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Oakengates in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the Shropshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Oakengates is the 239th safest small town, and the 4,534th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Oakengates had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Oakengates are violence and sexual offences, with 196 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 13% lower than 2019's figure of 222 offences and a difference of 2.88 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Oakengates's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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See how Oakengates shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Oakengates and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Oakengates Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Oakengates This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14716.3110,74621.3431% safer
Bicycle Theft20.222180.4395% safer
Burglary313.441,9283.8311% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson242.663,2876.53145% safer
Drugs182.009451.886% more dangerous
Other Crime50.555981.19116% safer
Other Theft242.662,2764.5270% safer
Possession of Weapons70.783640.728% more dangerous
Public Order242.661,7683.5132% safer
Robbery60.671980.3942% more dangerous
Shoplifting50.552,0174.01629% safer
Theft From the Person10.111590.32191% safer
Vehicle Crime111.221,3392.66118% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19621.7513,88627.5827% safer

Oakengates Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St Georges and Priorslee32227.4843% safer
Newport39132.0323% safer
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton51932.8919% safer
Wellington84938.472.1% safer
Bridgnorth50841.234.7% more dangerous
Hadley & Leegomery69243.9911% more dangerous
Madeley1,05556.4430% more dangerous
Shifnal48856.5931% more dangerous
Whitchurch Urban63060.0135% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Oakengates

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Oakengates Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour26252216Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.330.440.22Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson854.32.7Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.550.331.00.78Getting worse
Public Order2.
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.330.550.67Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.55-0.11Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences17232522Getting worse

Changes In Oakengates's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Oakengates to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7142% more dangerous
Coventry77.4149% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8154% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Oakengates During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Oakengates change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Oakengates saw a 300% increase in drugs. Oakengates saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 75% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+22%+114%+18%------
Bicycle Theft--50%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%+50%--50%+200%-75%-25%-67%-40%+50%
Other Crime--------50%--
Other Theft-67%+100%---25%-50%----
Possession of Weapons-------50%-67%--
Public Order+100%--50%+100%--25%--50%-60%+100%
Vehicle Crime------+100%-50%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-45%+180%--28%-23%-22%-50%+24%-18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Oakengates

What police force serves Oakengates?
Oakengates's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.
How dangerous is Oakengates?
Oakengates is among the top 5 safest small towns in Shropshire.
What is Oakengates's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Oakengates are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Oakengates?
Oakengates's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021