Crime in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is among the top 20 safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Gloucestershire in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 18 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Gloucestershire's larger towns and cities, Stroud is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Gloucester, and Cheltenham comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Gloucestershire, starting with Churchdown which ranks as the safest area in Gloucestershire, followed up by Bishop's Cleeve in second place, and Cam in third place.

Crime Map of Gloucestershire

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Gloucestershire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour25,80337.36
Bicycle Theft6030.87
Burglary2,1373.09
Criminal Damage and Arson3,7455.42
Drugs1,2681.84
Other Crime5520.80
Other Theft2,5283.66
Possession of Weapons2350.34
Public Order2,6543.84
Robbery2810.41
Shoplifting1,8852.73
Theft From the Person1440.21
Vehicle Crime2,2013.19
Violence and Sexual Offences12,08517.50

Gloucestershire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Gloucestershire
Bishop's Cleeve3132392% safer
Brockworth3483913% safer
Cam2072483% safer
Charlton Kings3453334% safer
Cheltenham5,9265114% more dangerous
Churchdown2532298% safer
Cinderford4605114% more dangerous
Cirencester948489% more dangerous
Coleford397430.94% safer
Dursley2743623% safer
Gloucester8,8496936% more dangerous
Lydney396424.0% safer
Quedgeley1,021465% more dangerous
Stroud1,1188146% more dangerous
Tewkesbury549489% more dangerous
West Dean3843622% safer

Crime Trends in Gloucestershire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33282537Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.41.20.87Safer
Burglary664.93.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6675Safer
Drugs1.51.31.81.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.660.640.840.80Getting worse
Other Theft6563.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.340.420.34Safer
Public Order1.82.03.93.8Getting worse
Robbery0.440.510.480.41Safer
Shoplifting54.64.22.7Safer
Theft From the Person0.500.560.510.21Safer
Vehicle Crime664.63.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13151918Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021