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Crime and Safety in Stratton St Margaret

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Stratton St Margaret is the second safest small town in Wiltshire, and is the third safest overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stratton St Margaret in 2021 was 1.1 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4936% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stratton St Margaret is the 23rd safest small town, and the 127th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Stratton St Margaret are violence and sexual offences, with 11 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.49. This is 18% lower than 2020's figure of 13 offences and a difference of 0.09 from 2020's crime rate of 0.58. Stratton St Margaret's least common crime is public order, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Stratton St Margaret 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Wiltshire

5438% lower, regional crime rate

South West

7111% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stratton St Margaret is 5438% lower than the South West and 7111% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stratton St Margaret Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stratton St Margaret 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 Stratton St Margaret

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211.124
20201.432
20191.023
20180.8018
20171.124
20160.9722

Crime in Stratton St Margaret Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stratton St Margaret This Year

 Stratton St MargaretWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour90.4015,27321.16 5190% safer
Burglary30.131,5982.21 1600% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson30.134,9706.89 5200% safer
Other Theft50.222,8884.00 1718% safer
Public Order20.093,6655.08 5544% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences110.4917,72424.56 4912% safer

Stratton St Margaret Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haydon Wick90.43147% safer
Stratton St Margaret241.06-
Blunsdon St Andrew36021.2295% more dangerous
Corsham46834.1497% more dangerous
Tidworth47436.2097% more dangerous
Bradford-on-Avon38838.7697% more dangerous
Wootton Bassett55642.3097% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stratton St Margaret

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Recent Crimes in Stratton St Margaret

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near A361Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kingsdown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Kingsdown RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kingsdown RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kingsdown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Other theftOn or near Kingsdown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021BurglaryOn or near A361Investigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Stratton St Margaret Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.350.090.530.40 Getting worse
Burglary0.040.090.130.13 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.040.130.090.13 Getting worse
Other Theft0.130.090.090.22 Getting worse
Public Order--0.040.09No change
Violence and Sexual Offences0.440.490.580.49 Getting 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 Margaret1.06-
Barnet67.0898% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0599% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Coventry102.2499% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6499% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% 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 October, when Stratton St Margaret saw a 0% increase in anti-social behaviour. Stratton St Margaret saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during June, when it fell by 33% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour----------
Violence and Sexual Offences----33%------

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 public order.

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