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Crime and Safety in St Georges and Priorslee

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St Georges and Priorslee is among the top 10 safest small towns in Shropshire, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 215 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St Georges and Priorslee in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St Georges and Priorslee is the 390th most dangerous small town, and the 2,414th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, St Georges and Priorslee had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in St Georges and Priorslee are violence and sexual offences, with 370 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 283 offences and a difference of 7.42 from 2020's crime rate of 24. St Georges and Priorslee's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

St Georges and Priorslee 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Shropshire

53% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

31% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in St Georges and Priorslee is 53% lower than the West Midlands and 31% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

St Georges and Priorslee Crime Rate Over Time

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St Georges and Priorslee Crime Map

Incidents mapped in St Georges and Priorslee 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 St Georges and Priorslee

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202158681
202042494
201954627
201845529
201747551
201639454

Crime in St Georges and Priorslee Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in St Georges and Priorslee This Year

 St Georges and PriorsleeShropshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25321.5915,97331.72 47% safer
Bicycle Theft20.172450.49 188% safer
Burglary312.651,6113.20 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson352.993,1756.31 111% safer
Drugs121.028251.64 61% safer
Other Crime100.855761.14 34% safer
Other Theft383.242,4534.87 50% safer
Possession of Weapons50.433200.64 49% safer
Public Order484.102,4794.92 20% safer
Robbery50.432020.40 7% more dangerous
Shoplifting766.492,3314.63 29% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.171220.24 41% safer
Vehicle Crime474.011,4922.96 26% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences37031.5815,60430.99 1.9% more dangerous

St Georges and Priorslee Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lawley and Overdale25924.03142% safer
Bridgnorth52942.9335% safer
Newport53944.1632% safer
Whitchurch Urban57354.587% safer
Shifnal49757.640.85% safer
St Georges and Priorslee68158.13-
Ludlow60358.700.97% more dangerous
Market Drayton72959.141.7% more dangerous
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton1,08268.5615% more dangerous
Oswestry1,30671.6919% more dangerous
Hadley & Leegomery1,18975.5923% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St Georges and Priorslee

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Recent Crimes in St Georges and Priorslee

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022RobberyOn or near Fireclay DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near PanoramaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Salisbury AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Turbervill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambeth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Grove StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Freeston AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priorslee RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambeth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ainsdale DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Heathlands CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambeth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aldridge CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Freeston AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The NabbUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambeth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Snedshill WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Reed CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The NabbUnable to prosecute suspect

St Georges and Priorslee Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20192122 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.170.090.17 Safer
Burglary3.83.22.82.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.863.93.0 Safer
Drugs0.850.941.31.0 Safer
Other Crime0.680.851.30.85No change
Other Theft3.32.83.13.2 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.430.850.510.43 Safer
Public Order2.63.42.04.1 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.430.090.43 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.13.71.36 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.340.260.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.31.91.44.0 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences24292432 Getting worse

Changes In St Georges and Priorslee's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing St Georges and Priorslee to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
St Georges and Priorslee58.13-
Barnet67.0813% more dangerous
Croydon82.4830% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0535% more dangerous
Bristol90.5236% more dangerous
Coventry102.2443% more dangerous
Leicester111.5948% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6455% more dangerous
Bradford132.2856% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in St Georges and Priorslee During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in St Georges and Priorslee change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when St Georges and Priorslee saw a 700% increase in burglary. St Georges and Priorslee saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+155%+338%+100%------
Burglary---+700%-57%+100%--+25%-80%
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-60%-25%+50%-89%--40%+100%-33%-
Drugs--+100%---+200%---50%
Other Crime-+200%-+200%-----50%-
Other Theft-80%-75%--+300%-50%-25%-25%+150%+33%
Possession of Weapons--50%--------
Public Order-50%-20%-50%--67%-67%-86%--+100%
Shoplifting--80%-80%--60%---50%--50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-50%-+67%--+100%--67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-68%-21%+4%+50%-18%-16%-20%-34%+4%-19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in St Georges and Priorslee

What police force serves St Georges and Priorslee?
St Georges and Priorslee's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.

How dangerous is St Georges and Priorslee?
St Georges and Priorslee is among the top 10 safest small town in Shropshire.

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

What is the least common crime in St Georges and Priorslee?
St Georges and Priorslee's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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