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Crime and Safety in Stirchley and Brookside

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Stirchley and Brookside is the third most dangerous small town in Shropshire, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Shropshire's 215 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stirchley and Brookside in 2021 was 110 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Shropshire's overall crime rate, coming in 43% higher than the Shropshire rate of 62 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stirchley and Brookside is the 62nd most dangerous small town, and the 459th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Stirchley and Brookside had the worst crime rate in Shropshire for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Stirchley and Brookside residents, when it was Shropshire's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents. Stirchley and Brookside recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst for possession of weapons in Shropshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stirchley and Brookside are violence and sexual offences, with 640 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 61. This is 0.47% higher than 2020's figure of 637 offences and a difference of 0.29 from 2020's crime rate of 60. Stirchley and Brookside's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Stirchley and Brookside 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Shropshire

19% higher, regional crime rate

West Midlands

30% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stirchley and Brookside is 19% higher than the West Midlands and 30% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stirchley and Brookside Crime Rate Over Time

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Stirchley and Brookside Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stirchley and Brookside 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 Stirchley and Brookside

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211101,156
20201131,189
20191241,308
20181101,161
20171311,382
20161151,217

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 Behaviour47344.8415,97331.72 29% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.092450.49 444% safer
Burglary383.601,6113.20 11% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson14213.463,1756.31 53% more dangerous
Drugs454.278251.64 62% more dangerous
Other Crime282.655761.14 57% more dangerous
Other Theft807.582,4534.87 36% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons141.333200.64 52% more dangerous
Public Order979.202,4794.92 47% more dangerous
Robbery100.952020.40 58% more dangerous
Shoplifting111.042,3314.63 345% safer
Theft From the Person80.761220.24 68% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime423.981,4922.96 26% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences64060.6815,60430.99 49% more dangerous

Stirchley and Brookside Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lilleshall, Donnington and Muxton1,08268.5660% safer
Oswestry1,30671.6953% safer
Hadley & Leegomery1,18975.5945% safer
Oakengates73181.1135% safer
Wellington2,20699.9510% safer
Stirchley and Brookside1,156109.59-
Great Dawley1,471121.8910% more dangerous
Madeley2,395128.1214% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stirchley and Brookside

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Recent Crimes in Stirchley and Brookside

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near CranmereUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CulmingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Grange CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near BurnsideUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CornbrookUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near CalcottUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BurnsideUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BrackenfieldUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near BurnsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near BishopdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near ChelmarshInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near HavenwoodUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near CathertonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Grange CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ChelmarshInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CalverhallUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Brookside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stirchley and Brookside Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour57503345 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.760.760.470.09 Safer
Burglary6653.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16181413 Safer
Drugs3.83.864.3 Getting worse
Other Crime3.32.12.52.6 Safer
Other Theft101178 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.32.61.41.3 Safer
Public Order7989 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.851.51.80.95 Safer
Shoplifting1.54.12.31.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.660.470.190.76 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.13.43.84.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences56616061 Getting 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
Barnet67.0863% safer
Croydon82.4833% safer
Sheffield90.0522% safer
Bristol90.5221% safer
Coventry102.247% safer
Stirchley and Brookside109.59-
Leicester111.591.8% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0611% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6415% more dangerous
Bradford132.2817% more dangerous
Leeds150.9427% 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 October, when Stirchley and Brookside saw a 500% increase in burglary. Stirchley and Brookside saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+8%+137%+107%+44%------
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-42%-67%+25%-67%-50%-29%+300%+500%-20%+150%
Criminal Damage and Arson-46%-45%+17%-14%+16%-35%+144%-38%-62%-8%
Drugs-29%+50%+33%+50%+50%+225%+25%--+100%
Other Crime-+100%---+100%+100%---50%
Other Theft-22%-80%+13%-47%-27%-42%--71%-75%+20%
Possession of Weapons--50%---33%-50%-33%-+50%-
Public Order-14%---40%-64%+10%-50%+67%-+100%
Robbery-67%-50%--+400%--50%---50%
Shoplifting-50%-60%-50%+67%-25%---33%-83%-71%
Vehicle Crime+67%+50%--50%--60%-50%+100%+250%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%-8%+18%+53%-6%+2%-23%--29%+14%

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 bicycle theft.

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