Bitton Crime Overview

Bitton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 108th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bitton in 2020 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 96% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bitton is the 64th safest small town, and the 3,475th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Bitton was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2016 was also a bad month for Bitton residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Bitton are violence and sexual offences, with 79 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 84 offences and a difference of 0.53 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Bitton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Bitton Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bitton This Year

 BittonGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour778.1830,53933.12305% safer
Bicycle Theft40.428520.92119% safer
Burglary242.552,9043.1524% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson353.725,1605.6051% safer
Drugs50.531,6541.79238% safer
Other Crime80.858370.917% safer
Other Theft141.493,6423.95165% safer
Possession of Weapons10.112980.32191% safer
Public Order293.084,1194.4745% safer
Robbery10.113880.42282% safer
Shoplifting90.962,8023.04217% safer
Vehicle Crime141.493,1973.47133% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences798.3916,82218.24117% safer

Bitton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Oldland21314.3765% safer
Charlton Kings16115.3355% safer
Mangotsfield Rural24316.8940% safer
Bitton22323.69-
Brockworth21624.061.5% more dangerous
Churchdown27724.222.2% more dangerous
Quedgeley54024.533.4% more dangerous
Bishop's Cleeve34625.206% more dangerous
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.226% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bitton

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Recent Crimes in Bitton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dovey CourtFormal action is not in the public interest
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barry CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Highleaze RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malvern DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near Edwin Short CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near School RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairway CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brookfield WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keynsham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Kings SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malvern DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hardwick CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Other theftOn or near Cherry Garden LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Highleaze RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Highleaze RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Bitton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7778Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.110.210.210.42Getting worse
Burglary2.31.52.02.6Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.63.04.73.7Getting worse
Drugs0.320.530.210.53Getting worse
Other Crime0.740.740.320.85Getting worse
Other Theft2.72.31.31.5Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.110.110.11No change
Public Order2.92.43.03.1Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.11-0.11No change
Shoplifting0.640.420.420.96Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.61.52.01.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences7798Getting worse

Changes In Bitton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bitton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton23.69-
Barnet67.7165% more dangerous
Coventry77.4169% more dangerous
Croydon83.2272% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8172% more dangerous
Bristol86.2173% more dangerous
Leicester97.4476% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0282% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% 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 June, when Bitton saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Bitton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 75% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-70%-60%+140%+80%+50%-50%+100%+100%+200%+100%
Burglary-50%+100%--67%+300%-25%--+200%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--33%+400%--40%-50%--75%+50%
Other Crime-+50%--------
Other Theft-+50%--+200%-----
Public Order+100%-+67%-+100%-67%---33%-
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime---+50%+50%----+300%
Violence and Sexual Offences--22%-63%--50%+50%--30%-30%+20%

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021