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Crime and Safety in Bitton

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Bitton is the safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bitton in 2021 was 7 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 695% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bitton is the 63rd safest small town, and the 571st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Bitton are violence and sexual offences, with 28 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 3.0. This is 50% higher than 2020's figure of 14 offences and a difference of 1.48 from 2020's crime rate of 1.5. Bitton's least common crime is shoplifting, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Bitton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

791% lower, regional crime rate

South West

1060% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bitton is 791% lower than the South West and 1060% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bitton Crime Rate Over Time

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Bitton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bitton 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 Bitton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021762
2020655
2019657
2018548
2017550
2016550

Crime in Bitton Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bitton This Year

 BittonGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour202.1223,89225.91 1122% safer
Burglary90.962,7522.98 210% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson70.745,4295.89 696% safer
Other Theft50.533,7584.08 670% safer
Public Order80.854,9695.39 534% safer
Shoplifting20.212,8243.06 1357% safer
Vehicle Crime30.322,3272.52 688% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences282.9722,24024.12 712% safer

Bitton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton626.59-
Charlton Kings29628.1977% more dangerous
Dodington24029.6078% more dangerous
Bradley Stoke65230.1978% more dangerous
Cam26931.2279% more dangerous
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.1381% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bitton

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Recent Crimes in Bitton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Baron CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keynsham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Kings SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harrington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bath RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrington CloseLocal resolution
October 2021Other theftOn or near Edwin Short CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Kings SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keynsham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keynsham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keynsham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North Stoke LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kings SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beach LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Bitton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.52.22.22.1 Getting worse
Burglary0.740.851.50.96 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson0.421.20.960.74 Getting worse
Other Theft0.850.530.420.53 Safer
Public Order0.320.740.320.85 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.530.530.420.32 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1.81.91.53.0 Getting worse

Changes In Bitton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bitton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton6.59-
Barnet67.0890% more dangerous
Croydon82.4892% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0593% more dangerous
Bristol90.5293% more dangerous
Coventry102.2494% more dangerous
Leicester111.5994% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0695% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6495% more dangerous
Bradford132.2895% more dangerous
Leeds150.9496% more dangerous

Crime in Bitton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bitton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Bitton saw a 200% increase in anti-social behaviour. Bitton saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during November, when it fell by 75% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--+33%-+200%-50%-50%---
Burglary-+100%--67%-+200%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%--+100%--50%----
Other Theft----+100%-----
Public Order---+100%------
Vehicle Crime---+100%------
Violence and Sexual Offences-50%-50%+100%+200%-----75%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bitton

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

How dangerous is Bitton?
Bitton is the safest small town in Gloucestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Bitton?
Bitton's least common crime is shoplifting.

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