Bradley Stoke Crime Overview

Bradley Stoke is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 143rd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bradley Stoke in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bradley Stoke is the 117th safest small town, and the 4,969th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Bradley Stoke was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Bradley Stoke residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.05 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 277 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 14% lower than 2019's figure of 315 offences and a difference of 1.76 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Bradley Stoke's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 350% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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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 Behaviour1999.2230,53933.12259% safer
Bicycle Theft100.468520.92100% safer
Burglary331.532,9043.15106% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson733.385,1605.6066% safer
Drugs60.281,6541.79539% safer
Other Crime160.748370.9123% safer
Other Theft562.593,6423.9553% safer
Possession of Weapons30.142980.32129% safer
Public Order823.804,1194.4718% safer
Robbery70.323880.4231% safer
Shoplifting261.202,8023.04153% safer
Theft From the Person20.091860.20122% safer
Vehicle Crime612.823,1973.4723% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27712.8316,82218.2442% safer

Bradley Stoke Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown27724.2225% safer
Quedgeley54024.5323% safer
Bishop's Cleeve34625.2020% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.2220% safer
Cam22926.5814% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.19-
Winterbourne35737.1419% more dangerous
Dodington30637.7520% more dangerous
Dursley29838.9522% more dangerous
West Dean42139.3623% more dangerous
Stonehouse33741.9628% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bradley Stoke

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Bradley Stoke Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1313109Safer
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson4.
Other Crime0.320.970.510.74Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order3. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.28-0.420.09Safer
Vehicle Crime2. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11131513Safer

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 2020.

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-
Barnet67.7155% more dangerous
Coventry77.4161% more dangerous
Croydon83.2264% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2165% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8771% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0277% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-7%-73%-40%+22%+59%+37%+18%+38%+33%-38%
Bicycle Theft-83%--+100%--+200%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-67%-50%-57%+43%--50%+225%-25%+83%
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%
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 20 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021