Bishop's Cleeve Crime Overview

Bishop's Cleeve is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 127th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bishop's Cleeve in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 84% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bishop's Cleeve is the 77th safest small town, and the 3,837th 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. July 2019 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 2 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Bishop's Cleeve recorded 9 reports of burglary during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.66 the worst small town for burglary in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bishop's Cleeve are violence and sexual offences, with 140 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 24% lower than 2019's figure of 173 offences and a difference of 2.40 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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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 Behaviour44232.1930,53933.122.9% safer
Burglary181.312,9043.15140% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson473.425,1605.6064% safer
Drugs120.871,6541.79106% safer
Other Crime50.368370.91153% safer
Other Theft382.773,6423.9543% safer
Public Order332.404,1194.4786% safer
Robbery60.443880.424.5% more dangerous
Shoplifting191.382,8023.04120% safer
Theft From the Person10.071860.20186% safer
Vehicle Crime271.973,1973.4776% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14010.2016,82218.2479% safer

Bishop's Cleeve Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mangotsfield Rural24316.8949% safer
Bitton22323.696% safer
Brockworth21624.064.7% safer
Churchdown27724.224.0% safer
Quedgeley54024.532.7% safer
Bishop's Cleeve34625.20-
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.220.08% more dangerous
Cam22926.585% more dangerous
Bradley Stoke65230.1917% more dangerous
Winterbourne35737.1432% more dangerous
Dodington30637.7533% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bishop's Cleeve

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Recent Crimes in Bishop's Cleeve

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hayfield WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Kingswood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Kingswood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Little AcornsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Evesham RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Evesham RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackberry GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Courtiers DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bishops MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bishops MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Michaels AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Michaels AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Michaels AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Blackberry GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021DrugsOn or near Gilders PaddockOffender given a drugs possession warning

Bishop's Cleeve Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24252332Getting worse
Burglary2.03.43.21.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.43.74.03.4Safer
Drugs0.440.581.20.87Getting worse
Other Crime0.290.360.730.36Safer
Other Theft3.83.13.32.8Safer
Public Order0.800.802.02.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.150.150.44Getting worse
Shoplifting2.52.22.61.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.220.220.07Safer
Vehicle Crime63.12.62.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences791310Getting 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 Cleeve25.20-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4167% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8776% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2877% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Bishop's Cleeve's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bishop's Cleeve36423First

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).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021