Wroughton Crime Overview

Wroughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 76th most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 276 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wroughton in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wroughton is the 264th safest small town, and the 4,228th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Wroughton was the worst small town in Wiltshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Wroughton residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Wroughton recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during December 2019, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wroughton are violence and sexual offences, with 132 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 2.3% lower than 2019's figure of 135 offences and a difference of 0.37 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Wroughton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Wroughton This Year

 WroughtonWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13516.8714,47420.0619% safer
Bicycle Theft10.125260.73508% safer
Burglary111.371,9472.7097% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson516.374,9076.807% safer
Drugs141.751,5342.1322% safer
Other Crime141.758311.1534% more dangerous
Other Theft243.002,8303.9231% safer
Possession of Weapons10.122930.41242% safer
Public Order273.373,3624.6638% safer
Robbery30.372530.355% more dangerous
Shoplifting253.122,4583.419% safer
Theft From the Person10.122050.28133% safer
Vehicle Crime243.002,1863.031.0% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13216.5016,32222.6237% safer

Crime in Wroughton Compared To Wiltshire

Wroughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Blunsdon St Andrew53531.5330% safer
Corsham44732.6126% safer
Tidworth48537.0411% safer
Bradford-on-Avon39038.965% safer
Marlborough34340.202.0% safer
Wroughton32840.99-
Melksham Without38743.185% more dangerous
Calne79543.195% more dangerous
Highworth34743.275% more dangerous
Laverstock39343.977% more dangerous
Westbury70244.518% more dangerous

Wroughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19232017Safer
Bicycle Theft0.750.870.250.12Safer
Burglary4.53.64.01.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.9666Getting worse
Drugs1.60.621.01.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.620.370.871.8Getting worse
Other Theft4.43.94.63.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.370.620.12Safer
Public Order2.62.43.83.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.25-0.37Getting worse
Shoplifting64.683.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.370.250.12Safer
Vehicle Crime3.63.12.93.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18121716Getting worse

Changes In Wroughton's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Wroughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wroughton40.99-
Barnet67.7139% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2152% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Wroughton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wroughton, Wichelstowe & Chiseldon51043First

Crime in Wroughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wroughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Wroughton saw a 500% increase in public order. Wroughton saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 90% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-15%+11%+23%-6%-18%+33%-62%--42%+8%
Burglary-50%----50%--90%-+300%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-44%-+250%+25%+250%-78%+400%-50%-60%
Drugs--+100%---+100%---
Other Crime--+200%----+100%--
Other Theft-75%-75%-33%-25%-25%--50%--75%-67%
Public Order---40%+33%-67%+500%+100%-83%+200%-50%
Shoplifting-67%-85%-50%--75%----80%-67%
Vehicle Crime-50%---50%+400%+500%-33%---50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-44%+10%+67%+60%+300%-52%-17%--11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wroughton

What police force serves Wroughton?
Wroughton's local territorial police force is the Wiltshire Police.
How dangerous is Wroughton?
Wroughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Wiltshire.
What is Wroughton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Wroughton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Wroughton?
Wroughton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021