Charlton Kings Crime Overview

Charlton Kings is the second safest small town in Gloucestershire, and is the 44th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Charlton Kings in 2020 was 15 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 203% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Charlton Kings is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,731st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Charlton Kings was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2017 was also a bad month for Charlton Kings residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Charlton Kings recorded 10 reports of vehicle crime during October 2017, making its crime rate of 0.95 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crime in Charlton Kings is criminal damage and arson, with 36 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 3.4. This is 67% higher than 2019's figure of 12 offences and a difference of 2.29 from 2019's crime rate of 1.1. Charlton Kings'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 Charlton Kings Compared To Gloucestershire

Summary of Crimes in Charlton Kings This Year

 Charlton KingsGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15915.1430,53933.12119% safer
Bicycle Theft30.298520.92217% safer
Burglary252.382,9043.1532% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson363.435,1605.6063% safer
Drugs50.481,6541.79273% safer
Other Crime20.198370.91379% safer
Other Theft171.623,6423.95144% safer
Possession of Weapons10.102980.32220% safer
Public Order100.954,1194.47371% safer
Robbery10.103880.42320% safer
Shoplifting50.482,8023.04533% safer
Vehicle Crime222.093,1973.4766% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences343.2416,82218.24463% safer

Charlton Kings Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Oldland21314.377% safer
Charlton Kings16115.33-
Mangotsfield Rural24316.899% more dangerous
Bitton22323.6935% more dangerous
Brockworth21624.0636% more dangerous
Churchdown27724.2237% more dangerous
Quedgeley54024.5338% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Charlton Kings

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Charlton Kings Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour664.415Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.860.760.860.29Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2. worse
Drugs0.380.100.380.48Getting worse
Other Crime0.190.380.290.19Safer
Other Theft1.
Possession of Weapons0.10-0.100.10No change
Public Order-0.480.480.95Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Shoplifting0.380.100.290.48Getting worse
Vehicle Crime63.03.02.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2. worse

Changes In Charlton Kings's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Charlton Kings to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Charlton Kings15.33-
Barnet67.7177% more dangerous
Coventry77.4180% more dangerous
Croydon83.2282% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8182% more dangerous
Bristol86.2182% more dangerous
Leicester97.4484% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8785% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2886% more dangerous
Bradford133.0288% more dangerous
Leeds137.1089% more dangerous

Crime in Charlton Kings's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Battledown & Charlton Kings41336First
Charlton Park20932Second

Crime in Charlton Kings During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Charlton Kings change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Charlton Kings saw a 1,200% increase in anti-social behaviour. Charlton Kings saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 75% compared to November in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+400%+1,050%+475%+229%+140%+260%+133%+83%+75%+1,200%
Bicycle Theft--67%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson------+267%+300%-60%-
Other Theft--+100%---+100%--75%-50%
Public Order------50%----
Vehicle Crime-50%--50%---71%+400%---
Violence and Sexual Offences---75%+100%-+50%-+40%+100%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Charlton Kings

What police force serves Charlton Kings?
Charlton Kings's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Charlton Kings?
Charlton Kings is the second safest small town in Gloucestershire.
What is Charlton Kings's most common crime?
The most common crime in Charlton Kings is criminal damage and arson.
What is the least common crime in Charlton Kings?
Charlton Kings's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021