Brockworth Crime Overview

Brockworth is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 113rd safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brockworth in 2020 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 93% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brockworth is the 67th safest small town, and the 3,557th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Brockworth was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2018 was also a bad month for Brockworth residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Brockworth recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during August 2017, making its crime rate of 0.33 the worst small town for theft from the person in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Brockworth are violence and sexual offences, with 75 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 24% lower than 2019's figure of 93 offences and a difference of 2.01 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Brockworth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Brockworth Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Brockworth This Year

 BrockworthGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16418.2730,53933.1281% safer
Bicycle Theft10.118520.92736% safer
Burglary101.112,9043.15184% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson171.895,1605.60196% safer
Drugs60.671,6541.79167% safer
Other Crime101.118370.9118% more dangerous
Other Theft171.893,6423.95109% safer
Possession of Weapons20.222980.3245% safer
Public Order283.124,1194.4743% safer
Robbery20.223880.4291% safer
Shoplifting364.012,8023.0424% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime121.343,1973.47159% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences758.3516,82218.24118% safer

Brockworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Oldland21314.3767% safer
Charlton Kings16115.3357% safer
Mangotsfield Rural24316.8942% safer
Bitton22323.691.6% safer
Brockworth21624.06-
Churchdown27724.220.66% more dangerous
Quedgeley54024.531.9% more dangerous
Bishop's Cleeve34625.204.5% more dangerous
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.224.6% more dangerous
Cam22926.589% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brockworth

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Recent Crimes in Brockworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shurdington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Guan RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Usk WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Usk WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Ribble CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Georges RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldfinch WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tone DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A46Unable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A46Unable to prosecute suspect
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near Usk WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other crimeOn or near Century CourtFormal action is not in the public interest
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Cowsley DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cowsley DriveFormal action is not in the public interest
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pound CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near Boverton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Gambet RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hucclecote RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gambet RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Brockworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15181218Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.220.560.330.11Safer
Burglary3.12.12.31.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.92.72.71.9Safer
Drugs1.00.780.890.67Safer
Other Crime0.450.220.221.1Getting worse
Other Theft1.82.12.31.9Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.450.110.22Safer
Public Order0.331.01.93.1Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.110.220.22Getting worse
Shoplifting3.83.654.0Safer
Vehicle Crime2.92.21.61.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences77108Getting worse

Changes In Brockworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brockworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brockworth24.06-
Barnet67.7164% more dangerous
Coventry77.4169% more dangerous
Croydon83.2271% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8172% more dangerous
Bristol86.2172% more dangerous
Leicester97.4475% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0282% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Brockworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brockworth & Coopers Edge42436First

Crime in Brockworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brockworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Brockworth saw a 457% increase in anti-social behaviour. Brockworth saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%+200%+457%-7%-53%+67%+350%+133%+83%+8%
Burglary-+100%-50%-------50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%--67%---50%----50%
Drugs---------50%-
Other Crime-+100%--+200%-----
Other Theft-+300%-+300%+100%+400%----
Public Order--50%----50%----
Shoplifting+150%-50%-50%-67%+400%-63%--86%-50%-
Vehicle Crime----50%------
Violence and Sexual Offences+67%-25%-+133%-58%-13%+100%-70%+33%-9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brockworth

What police force serves Brockworth?
Brockworth's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Brockworth?
Brockworth is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Brockworth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brockworth are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Brockworth?
Brockworth's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021