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Crime and Safety in Bradley Stoke

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Bradley Stoke is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 131st safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bradley Stoke in 2021 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 74% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bradley Stoke is the 113rd safest small town, and the 4,591st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Bradley Stoke was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Bradley Stoke residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Bradley Stoke recorded 12 reports of public order during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.56 the worst small town for public order in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Bradley Stoke are violence and sexual offences, with 306 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 277 offences and a difference of 1.34 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Bradley Stoke's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Bradley Stoke 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

94% lower, regional crime rate

South West

153% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bradley Stoke is 94% lower than the South West and 153% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bradley Stoke Crime Rate Over Time

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Bradley Stoke Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bradley Stoke 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 Bradley Stoke

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202130652
202030652
201934737
201832684
201731672
201631679

Crime in Bradley Stoke Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Bradley Stoke This Year

 Bradley StokeGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1808.3423,89225.91 211% safer
Bicycle Theft210.975800.63 35% more dangerous
Burglary331.532,7522.98 95% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson703.245,4295.89 82% safer
Drugs80.371,4101.53 314% safer
Other Crime100.461,1551.25 172% safer
Other Theft602.783,7584.08 47% safer
Possession of Weapons50.233200.35 52% safer
Public Order793.664,9695.39 47% safer
Robbery20.093450.37 311% safer
Shoplifting210.972,8243.06 215% safer
Vehicle Crime371.712,3272.52 47% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30614.1722,24024.12 70% safer

Bradley Stoke Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton626.59358% safer
Charlton Kings29628.197% safer
Dodington24029.602.0% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.19-
Cam26931.223.3% more dangerous
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.1312% more dangerous
Bishop's Cleeve47334.4512% more dangerous
Churchdown40735.5815% more dangerous
Winterbourne36738.1821% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bradley Stoke

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Recent Crimes in Bradley Stoke

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fiddlers Wood LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goose AcreUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pear Tree RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carter WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near M4Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanley MeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mallard CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Gloucester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CourtlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanley MeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goose AcreUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carter WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Apseleys MeadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mallard CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CourtlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Palmers LeazeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marjoram PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Great Meadow RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Warren CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Bradley Stoke Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour131098 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.20.460.97 Safer
Burglary1.71.41.51.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.13.33.43.2 Safer
Drugs0.190.280.280.37 Getting worse
Other Crime0.970.510.740.46 Safer
Other Theft4.24.42.62.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.050.230.140.23 Getting worse
Public Order2.94.13.83.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.280.320.09 Safer
Shoplifting1.30.931.20.97 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.02.52.81.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13151314 Getting worse

Changes In Bradley Stoke's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bradley Stoke's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bradley Stoke that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bradley Stoke Cricket Club4---136
Patchway Common1---1211

Comparing Bradley Stoke to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bradley Stoke30.19-
Barnet67.0855% more dangerous
Croydon82.4863% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0566% more dangerous
Bristol90.5267% more dangerous
Coventry102.2470% more dangerous
Leicester111.5973% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0675% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6477% more dangerous
Bradford132.2877% more dangerous
Leeds150.9480% more dangerous

Crime in Bradley Stoke's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bradley Stoke Central35832First
Bradley Stoke North East29429Second

Crime in Bradley Stoke During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bradley Stoke change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Bradley Stoke saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Bradley Stoke saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Bradley Stoke's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%-73%-40%+22%+59%+37%+18%+38%+33%-38%
Bicycle Theft-83%--+100%--+200%---
Burglary+100%--50%--+150%-33%-17%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-67%-50%-57%+43%--50%+225%-25%+83%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----33%+50%-----
Other Theft-60%-86%-75%-67%+100%-25%-27%-13%-71%-44%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-33%+200%-56%--50%+40%-83%+125%-50%+125%
Robbery------50%----
Shoplifting+100%---50%+200%+25%+50%-+100%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+300%+200%-60%+100%+200%-50%-64%-38%-33%+600%
Violence and Sexual Offences--37%+9%-57%-28%-18%+6%-8%-50%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bradley Stoke

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

How dangerous is Bradley Stoke?
Bradley Stoke is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Bradley Stoke?
Bradley Stoke's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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