Shrewsbury crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 10.1k crimes were violent crimes which is 38.9% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 84% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 60.3% over the last twelve months.Shrewsbury crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →38.9%22. lowest84%10.1k-13.0%
Antisocial behaviour crime →15.3%24. lowest74%4.0k-18.0%
Shoplifting crime →9.2%47. lowest101%2.4k60.3%
Public order crime →9.0%30. lowest86%2.3k-14.1%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.2%15. lowest78%2.1k-13.9%
Other theft crime →6.4%6. lowest60%1.6k-16.1%
Burglary crime →3.7%12. lowest65%959-14.1%
Drugs crime →2.6%26. lowest73%670-8.8%
Vehicle crime →2.4%6. lowest29%631-8.4%
Other crime →1.9%31. lowest78%4822.3%
Possession of weapons crime →1.0%40. lowest83%2538.6%
Bicycle theft crime →0.6%7. lowest39%149-12.4%
Robbery crime →0.5%10. lowest27%11815.7%
Theft from the person crime →0.4%11. lowest15%104-8.8%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "shoplifting crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Shoplifting crime" rate is at 101% of national crime rate which puts Shrewsbury on 47. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Shoplifting crime" makes up 9.2% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "shoplifting crime" is 2.4k cases and has increased by 60.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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