Bishop's Cleeve Crime Overview

Bishop's Cleeve is the second safest small town in Gloucestershire, and the the 108th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bishop's Cleeve in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 92% lower than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Bishop's Cleeve ranks as the the 47th safest small town, and the the 3,545th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Bishop's Cleeve was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 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 5 reports of public order during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst small town for public order in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bishop's Cleeve are violence and sexual offences, with 126 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 37% lower than 2019's figure of 173 offences and a difference of 3.42 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Bishop's Cleeve's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Bishop's Cleeve This Year

 Bishop's CleeveGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39828.9925,80337.3629% safer
Burglary171.242,1373.09149% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson412.993,7455.4281% safer
Drugs90.661,2681.84179% safer
Other Crime50.365520.80122% safer
Other Theft362.622,5283.6640% safer
Public Order271.972,6543.8495% safer
Robbery60.442810.417% more dangerous
Shoplifting191.381,8852.7398% safer
Theft From the Person10.071440.21200% safer
Vehicle Crime261.892,2013.1969% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1269.1812,08517.5091% safer

Bishop's Cleeve Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown25322.123.1% safer
Bishop's Cleeve31322.80-
Cam20724.025% more dangerous
Charlton Kings34532.8531% more dangerous
Dursley27435.8236% more dangerous
West Dean38435.9036% more dangerous
Brockworth34838.7641% more dangerous

Bishop's Cleeve Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24252329Getting worse
Burglary2.03.43.21.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.43.74.03.0Safer
Drugs0.440.581.20.66Safer
Other Crime0.290.360.730.36Safer
Other Theft3.83.13.32.6Safer
Public Order0.800.802.02.0Getting worse
Robbery0.070.150.150.44Getting worse
Shoplifting2.52.22.61.4Safer
Theft From the Person-0.220.220.07Safer
Vehicle Crime63.12.61.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences79139Safer

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

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Bishop's Cleeve22.80-
Coventry71.5068% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9969% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2369% more dangerous
Croydon77.1870% more dangerous
Bradford79.1971% more dangerous
London80.7072% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0274% more dangerous
Bristol91.5775% more dangerous
Leeds91.9075% more dangerous
Leicester102.5178% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9478% more dangerous

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+142%+184%+103%+21%-26%--4%+24%
Burglary+200%-50%---75%---78%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson+600%-50%-33%+20%--50%-57%+100%-33%
Drugs----50%---+200%-
Other Theft+100%-67%---17%-71%+33%-33%-50%
Public Order+100%--60%+500%+300%-25%-50%-67%+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%

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 the second safest small town 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.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021