St Georges and Priorslee Crime Overview

St Georges and Priorslee is the safest small town in Shropshire, and is the 104th safest overall out of Shropshire's 232 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St Georges and Priorslee in 2020 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 109% lower than the Shropshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St Georges and Priorslee is the 93rd safest small town, and the 4,372nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, St Georges and Priorslee was the worst small town in Shropshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2019 was also a bad month for St Georges and Priorslee residents, when it was Shropshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. St Georges and Priorslee recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during November 2019, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Shropshire that month.

The most common crimes in St Georges and Priorslee are violence and sexual offences, with 185 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 23% lower than 2019's figure of 228 offences and a difference of 3.67 from 2019's crime rate of 19. St Georges and Priorslee's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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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 Behaviour15413.1410,74621.3462% safer
Bicycle Theft10.092180.43378% safer
Burglary201.711,9283.83124% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson312.653,2876.53146% safer
Drugs90.779451.88144% safer
Other Crime90.775981.1955% safer
Other Theft282.392,2764.5289% safer
Possession of Weapons30.263640.72177% safer
Public Order161.371,7683.51156% safer
Shoplifting110.942,0174.01327% safer
Theft From the Person10.091590.32256% safer
Vehicle Crime80.681,3392.66291% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18515.7913,88627.5875% safer

St Georges and Priorslee Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St Georges and Priorslee32227.48-
Newport39132.0314% more dangerous
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton51932.8916% more dangerous
Wellington84938.4729% more dangerous
Oakengates35439.2830% more dangerous
Bridgnorth50841.2333% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St Georges and Priorslee

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St Georges and Priorslee Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13141113Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.170.090.09Safer
Burglary4.72.91.91.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.73.93.42.6Safer
Drugs0.940.430.600.77Getting worse
Other Crime0.940.510.600.77Getting worse
Other Theft2.72.21.92.4Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.170.170.680.26Safer
Public Order1.81.62.31.4Safer
Shoplifting2.00.602.80.94Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.26-0.09Safer
Vehicle Crime2.92.11.50.68Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161916Safer

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 Priorslee27.48-
Barnet67.7159% more dangerous
Coventry77.4165% more dangerous
Croydon83.2267% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8168% more dangerous
Bristol86.2168% more dangerous
Leicester97.4472% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8773% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2874% more dangerous
Bradford133.0279% more dangerous
Leeds137.1080% 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 October, when St Georges and Priorslee saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. St Georges and Priorslee saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+8%+192%+231%+147%------
Burglary-----75%+100%--+100%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-80%+50%+25%-86%-33%-50%+300%-60%+33%
Drugs----------
Other Crime---+200%----50%-50%-
Other Theft-67%---+300%-+100%-33%+300%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--25%---75%-75%-83%---
Shoplifting--80%-67%--33%---33%-50%-75%
Vehicle Crime-50%---67%--+100%---
Violence and Sexual Offences-71%-38%-25%+89%-35%-22%-21%-+7%-22%

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 the 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021