Crime in Telford & Wrekin compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Telford & Wrekin was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Telford & Wrekin lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 108.06
Most Similar Group average 96.25
Lower bound 85.74
Area Crime rate
Bridgend 64.66
Rossendale 68.45
Wellingborough 80.24
Basildon 87.07
Havant 88.40
Telford & Wrekin 88.57
Kirklees 94.15
Dover 98.34
Wrexham 101.03
Swale 101.26
Calderdale 107.08
Wakefield 107.54
Peterborough 116.77
Darlington 119.29
Doncaster 120.94

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Telford & Wrekin compared with crime in the West Mercia force area

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Telford & Wrekin was higher than average for the West Mercia force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 67.01
Shropshire 53.22
Herefordshire 56.04
South Worcestershire 68.46
North Worcestershire 74.91
Telford & Wrekin 88.57

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Telford & Wrekin and in the West Mercia force area

In the quarter ending March 2018, crime rates were:

  • down in Telford & Wrekin
  • down in the West Mercia force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Telford & Wrekin Most Similar Group average West Mercia Telford & Wrekin
March 2015 15.77 12.22 15.53
June 2015 17.66 14.77 19.26
September 2015 17.93 14.56 18.07
December 2015 18.57 14.21 18.96
March 2016 18.45 14.13 19.44
June 2016 19.80 15.37 20.39
September 2016 21.29 16.39 22.14
December 2016 21.30 16.38 20.88
March 2017 21.85 16.15 22.19
June 2017 24.02 17.70 23.22
September 2017 24.34 17.64 23.50
December 2017 24.41 16.66 21.29
March 2018 23.49 15.01 20.56

(Source: ONS)

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