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Crime and Safety in Wroughton

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Wroughton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Wiltshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire's 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wroughton in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Wiltshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% lower than the Wiltshire rate of 53 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wroughton is the 300th safest small town, and the 3,646th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Wroughton was the worst small town in Wiltshire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.62 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Wroughton residents, when it was Wiltshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Wroughton recorded 3 reports of vehicle crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Wiltshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wroughton are violence and sexual offences, with 159 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 132 offences and a difference of 3.37 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Wroughton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Wroughton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Wiltshire

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South West

62% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wroughton is 25% lower than the South West and 62% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wroughton Crime Rate Over Time

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Wroughton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wroughton 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 Wroughton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147377
202041328
201949392
201838307
201748381
201639314

Crime in Wroughton Compared To Wiltshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wroughton This Year

 WroughtonWiltshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17221.5015,27321.16 1.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.126170.85 608% safer
Burglary212.621,5982.21 16% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson627.754,9706.89 11% more dangerous
Drugs111.371,1201.55 13% safer
Other Crime101.257401.03 18% more dangerous
Other Theft243.002,8884.00 33% safer
Possession of Weapons30.373580.50 35% safer
Public Order334.123,6655.08 23% safer
Robbery30.372730.38 2.7% safer
Shoplifting364.502,4873.45 23% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.121990.28 133% safer
Vehicle Crime131.621,8832.61 61% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15919.8717,72424.56 24% safer

Wroughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Highworth34943.528% safer
Calne80543.738% safer
Melksham Without39944.526% safer
Laverstock40044.755% safer
Westbury70944.964.8% safer
Wroughton37747.12-
Marlborough45152.8511% more dangerous
Warminster1,01356.8317% more dangerous
Amesbury75160.7922% more dangerous
Melksham1,00767.1130% more dangerous
Devizes1,02387.9546% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wroughton

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Recent Crimes in Wroughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Weirside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lords CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Berkeley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Inverary RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hay LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Baileys WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Croft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near The MountingsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Rectory CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wharf RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Mill LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Halifax CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Coventry CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Inverary RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Brimble HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wroughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23201722 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.870.250.120.12 Safer
Burglary3.64.01.42.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6668 Getting worse
Drugs0.621.01.81.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.370.871.81.2 Getting worse
Other Theft3.94.63.03.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.620.120.37 Safer
Public Order2.43.83.44.1 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.25-0.370.37 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.683.14.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.250.120.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.12.93.01.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12171620 Getting worse

Changes In Wroughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wroughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wroughton47.12-
Barnet67.0830% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% 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 most dangerous small town 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.

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