Crime Statistics for Shrewsbury, Shropshire, March 2021

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Crime Statistics for Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Crime Statistics for Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Shrewsbury using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so March 2021 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 170 street level crime incidents in Shrewsbury in March 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Shrewsbury, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime65
Shoplifting28
Criminal Damage Arson24
Bicycle Theft10
Burglary9
Other Theft9
Public Order8
Vehicle Crime7
Drugs3
Other Crime3
Theft From The Person2
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
All Crime170

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2021

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Shrewsbury. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Shrewsbury

We've taken the ten nearest places to Shrewsbury and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Shrewsbury has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Underdale (0.88 miles)251
Castle Fields (0.88 miles)251
Spring Gdns (0.88 miles)251
Shrewsbury170
Cherry Orchard170
Gravelhill (0.88 miles)137
Frankwell (0.88 miles)137
Belle Vue (0.62 miles)122
Copthorne (1.24 miles)51
Porthill (1.24 miles)51

4.7%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Shrewsbury

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Shrewsbury and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Underdale78
Castle Fields78
Spring Gdns78
Shrewsbury46
Cherry Orchard46
Gravelhill39
Frankwell39
Belle Vue30
Copthorne25
Porthill25

Last updated: March 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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