Stratton St Margaret Crime Overview

Stratton St Margaret is the second safest small town in Wiltshire, and is the 133rd most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 276 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stratton St Margaret in 2020 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 78% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stratton St Margaret is the 106th safest small town, and the 4,760th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Stratton St Margaret was the worst small town in Wiltshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Stratton St Margaret residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Stratton St Margaret recorded 2 reports of robbery during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for robbery in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stratton St Margaret are violence and sexual offences, with 253 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 195 offences and a difference of 2.57 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Stratton St Margaret's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Stratton St Margaret Compared To Wiltshire

Summary of Crimes in Stratton St Margaret This Year

 Stratton St MargaretWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24710.9414,47420.0683% safer
Bicycle Theft200.895260.7318% more dangerous
Burglary421.861,9472.7045% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson763.374,9076.80102% safer
Drugs271.201,5342.1378% safer
Other Crime170.758311.1553% safer
Other Theft451.992,8303.9297% safer
Possession of Weapons50.222930.4186% safer
Public Order431.903,3624.66145% safer
Robbery70.312530.3513% safer
Shoplifting793.502,4583.412.6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.092050.28211% safer
Vehicle Crime441.952,1863.0355% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25311.2116,32222.62102% safer

Stratton St Margaret Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haydon Wick50824.0821% safer
Stratton St Margaret66029.24-
Blunsdon St Andrew53531.537% more dangerous
Corsham44732.6110% more dangerous
Tidworth48537.0421% more dangerous
Bradford-on-Avon39038.9625% more dangerous
Marlborough34340.2027% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stratton St Margaret

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Stratton St Margaret Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12141011Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.970.840.89Safer
Burglary83.33.91.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.03.53.03.4Safer
Drugs0.310.800.841.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.440.750.400.75Getting worse
Other Theft3.72.83.52.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.130.130.22Getting worse
Public Order2.61.51.21.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.180.400.31Getting worse
Shoplifting61093.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.130.180.09Safer
Vehicle Crime4.33.12.32.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences810911Getting worse

Changes In Stratton St Margaret's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stratton St Margaret to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stratton St Margaret29.24-
Barnet67.7157% more dangerous
Coventry77.4162% more dangerous
Croydon83.2265% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8166% more dangerous
Bristol86.2166% more dangerous
Leicester97.4470% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8772% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2873% more dangerous
Bradford133.0278% more dangerous
Leeds137.1079% more dangerous

Crime in Stratton St Margaret During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stratton St Margaret change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Stratton St Margaret saw a 400% increase in bicycle theft. Stratton St Margaret saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 94% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-30%+17%+35%-17%+70%+10%+26%-7%-43%-12%
Bicycle Theft------+400%---
Burglary+60%-+33%-+50%-33%-50%-80%-86%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-33%-75%+20%-43%+100%+67%-10%-57%+33%
Drugs-+33%+50%+100%-+67%---+100%
Other Crime+200%---------
Other Theft-78%-40%-+67%+17%-20%-60%-33%-50%-33%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+133%+200%+33%+400%-33%-+50%+67%-33%-
Robbery----50%--+100%---
Shoplifting-81%-87%-94%-43%-50%-59%-40%-71%-81%-90%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+100%+300%-63%-60%+150%+14%---75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+75%+44%+36%+25%+63%+40%-35%--5%+70%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stratton St Margaret

What police force serves Stratton St Margaret?
Stratton St Margaret's local territorial police force is the Wiltshire Police.
How dangerous is Stratton St Margaret?
Stratton St Margaret is the second safest small town in Wiltshire.
What is Stratton St Margaret's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stratton St Margaret are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stratton St Margaret?
Stratton St Margaret's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021