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Crime and Safety in Bishop's Cleeve

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Bishop's Cleeve is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 141st most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bishop's Cleeve in 2021 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 52% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bishop's Cleeve is the 136th safest small town, and the 5,445th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2019, Bishop's Cleeve was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2018 was also a bad month for Bishop's Cleeve residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Bishop's Cleeve recorded 18 reports of vehicle crime during April 2018, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bishop's Cleeve are violence and sexual offences, with 241 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 42% higher than 2020's figure of 140 offences and a difference of 7.35 from 2020's crime rate of 10. Bishop's Cleeve's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Bishop's Cleeve 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Gloucestershire

70% lower, regional crime rate

South West

122% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bishop's Cleeve is 70% lower than the South West and 122% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bishop's Cleeve Crime Rate Over Time

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Bishop's Cleeve Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bishop's Cleeve 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 Bishop's Cleeve

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202134473
202025346
201933456
201827366
201728383
201620279

Crime in Bishop's Cleeve Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bishop's Cleeve This Year

 Bishop's CleeveGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36126.2923,89225.91 1.4% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.155800.63 320% safer
Burglary251.822,7522.98 64% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson614.445,4295.89 33% safer
Drugs100.731,4101.53 110% safer
Other Crime80.581,1551.25 116% safer
Other Theft302.183,7584.08 87% safer
Public Order402.914,9695.39 85% safer
Robbery20.153450.37 147% safer
Shoplifting241.752,8243.06 75% safer
Theft From the Person10.072060.22 214% safer
Vehicle Crime292.112,3272.52 19% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24117.5522,24024.12 37% safer

Bishop's Cleeve Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Charlton Kings29628.1922% safer
Dodington24029.6016% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.1914% safer
Cam26931.2210% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.130.94% safer
Bishop's Cleeve47334.45-
Churchdown40735.583.2% more dangerous
Winterbourne36738.1810% more dangerous
West Dean43340.4815% more dangerous
Thornbury57543.1620% more dangerous
Mangotsfield Rural69548.2929% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bishop's Cleeve

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Recent Crimes in Bishop's Cleeve

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Little AcornsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kingswood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Crown CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Shipway CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rosehip WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CloistersInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lavender MewsLocal resolution
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Police StationFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hayfield WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lavender MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rosehip WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lavender MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nortenham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lavender MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cleevecroft AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cleevecroft AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Longlands RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Bishop's Cleeve Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25233226 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.44-0.15 Safer
Burglary3.43.21.31.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.74.03.44.4 Getting worse
Drugs0.581.20.870.73No change
Other Crime0.360.730.360.58 Getting worse
Other Theft3.13.32.82.2 Safer
Public Order0.802.02.42.9 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.150.440.15 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.22.61.41.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.220.070.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.12.62.02.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9131018 Getting worse

Changes In Bishop's Cleeve's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bishop's Cleeve to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bishop's Cleeve34.45-
Barnet67.0849% more dangerous
Croydon82.4858% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0562% more dangerous
Bristol90.5262% more dangerous
Coventry102.2466% more dangerous
Leicester111.5969% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0672% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2874% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% more dangerous

Crime in Bishop's Cleeve's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bishop's Cleeve50532First

Crime in Bishop's Cleeve During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bishop's Cleeve change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Bishop's Cleeve saw a 600% increase in criminal damage and arson. Bishop's Cleeve saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+142%+184%+103%+21%-26%--4%+24%+267%
Burglary+200%-50%---75%---78%-83%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+600%-50%-33%+20%--50%-57%+100%-33%-25%
Drugs----50%---+200%--
Other Theft+100%-67%---17%-71%+33%-33%-50%-33%
Public Order+100%--60%+500%+300%-25%-50%-67%+100%+100%
Robbery---50%-------
Shoplifting------33%+200%-+150%-
Vehicle Crime-50%+100%-67%-50%+50%-67%+300%-50%-50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%+50%-55%-50%-38%+36%-50%-31%-27%+17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bishop's Cleeve

What police force serves Bishop's Cleeve?
Bishop's Cleeve's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Bishop's Cleeve?
Bishop's Cleeve is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.

What is Bishop's Cleeve's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bishop's Cleeve are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bishop's Cleeve?
Bishop's Cleeve's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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