Stirchley and Brookside Crime Overview

Stirchley and Brookside is the third most dangerous small town in Shropshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 232 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stirchley and Brookside in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% higher than the Shropshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stirchley and Brookside is the 220th most dangerous small town, and the 1,536th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Stirchley and Brookside had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Stirchley and Brookside are violence and sexual offences, with 372 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 391 offences and a difference of 1.80 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Stirchley and Brookside's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

Compare Stirchley and Brookside to other towns and cities

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Crime in Stirchley and Brookside Compared To Shropshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stirchley and Brookside This Year

 Stirchley and BrooksideShropshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21720.5710,74621.343.7% safer
Bicycle Theft30.282180.4354% safer
Burglary393.701,9283.833.5% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson817.683,2876.5315% more dangerous
Drugs434.089451.8854% more dangerous
Other Crime151.425981.1916% more dangerous
Other Theft504.742,2764.524.6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons121.143640.7237% more dangerous
Public Order524.931,7683.5129% more dangerous
Robbery151.421980.3973% more dangerous
Shoplifting80.762,0174.01428% safer
Theft From the Person10.091590.32256% safer
Vehicle Crime272.561,3392.663.9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37235.2713,88627.5822% more dangerous

Stirchley and Brookside Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Shifnal48856.5920% safer
Whitchurch Urban63060.0113% safer
Market Drayton74160.1113% safer
Great Dawley73961.2411% safer
Ludlow63561.8210% safer
Stirchley and Brookside71868.07-
Lawley and Overdale73968.570.73% more dangerous
Oswestry1,25268.730.96% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stirchley and Brookside

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Stirchley and Brookside Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour41363021Safer
Bicycle Theft0.570.570.280.28Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson128118Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft8894.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.950.661.91.1Safer
Public Order3.13.754.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.571.31.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.280.380.09Safer
Vehicle Crime3. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences35303735Getting worse

Changes In Stirchley and Brookside's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stirchley and Brookside to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.710.53% safer
Stirchley and Brookside68.07-
Coventry77.4112% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8121% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8734% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2837% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Stirchley and Brookside During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stirchley and Brookside change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Stirchley and Brookside saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Stirchley and Brookside saw a large fall in other theft during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+7%+174%+183%+54%------
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-67%-25%-11%+15%-+33%-55%-69%-29%
Other Crime-----+100%-+50%--
Other Theft-50%-71%+50%-58%-38%-44%-33%-83%-79%+25%
Possession of Weapons---+100%-67%-67%-33%-+100%-
Public Order-60%--33%-63%-44%+100%-50%+233%+100%+50%
Vehicle Crime+200%+100%+100%-50%--67%--+500%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-51%-13%-22%+41%-31%+27%-+35%-26%+9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stirchley and Brookside

What police force serves Stirchley and Brookside?
Stirchley and Brookside's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.
How dangerous is Stirchley and Brookside?
Stirchley and Brookside is the third most dangerous small town in Shropshire.
What is Stirchley and Brookside's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stirchley and Brookside are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stirchley and Brookside?
Stirchley and Brookside's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021