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Crime and Safety in Charlton Kings

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Charlton Kings is the second safest small town in Gloucestershire, and is the 112nd safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Charlton Kings in 2021 was 28 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 86% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Charlton Kings is the 100th safest small town, and the 4,176th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2019, Charlton Kings was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for vehicle crime, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2019 was also a bad month for Charlton Kings residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Charlton Kings recorded 11 reports of burglary during January 2019, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for burglary in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Charlton Kings are violence and sexual offences, with 102 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 84 offences and a difference of 1.71 from 2020's crime rate of 8. Charlton Kings's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Charlton Kings 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

108% lower, regional crime rate

South West

171% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Charlton Kings is 108% lower than the South West and 171% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Charlton Kings Crime Rate Over Time

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Charlton Kings Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Charlton Kings 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 Charlton Kings

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202128296
202032340
201927285
201830311
201736380
201625265

Crime in Charlton Kings Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Charlton Kings This Year

 Charlton KingsGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21520.4723,89225.91 27% safer
Burglary333.142,7522.98 5% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson545.145,4295.89 15% safer
Drugs60.571,4101.53 168% safer
Other Crime80.761,1551.25 64% safer
Other Theft494.673,7584.08 13% more dangerous
Public Order181.714,9695.39 215% safer
Robbery10.103450.37 270% safer
Shoplifting151.432,8243.06 114% safer
Vehicle Crime100.952,3272.52 165% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1029.7122,24024.12 148% safer

Charlton Kings Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton626.59328% safer
Charlton Kings29628.19-
Dodington24029.604.8% more dangerous
Bradley Stoke65230.197% more dangerous
Cam26931.2210% more dangerous
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.1317% more dangerous
Bishop's Cleeve47334.4518% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Charlton Kings

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Recent Crimes in Charlton Kings

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Copt Elm RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stockton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Churchill DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bafford LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Horsefair CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Horsefair CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakhurst RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near New StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Croft DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cudnall StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Lyefield Road EastInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lyefield Road WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little Herbert'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little Herbert'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ShrublandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Gladstone RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hayward'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution

Charlton Kings Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1392820 Getting worse
Burglary63.33.73.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.72.965 Getting worse
Drugs0.190.380.860.57 Getting worse
Other Crime0.570.480.190.76 Getting worse
Other Theft3.23.44.54.7 Getting worse
Public Order0.951.51.91.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.290.380.100.10 Safer
Shoplifting1.72.03.61.4 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.553.20.95 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences56810 Getting worse

Changes In Charlton Kings's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Charlton Kings to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Charlton Kings28.19-
Barnet67.0858% more dangerous
Croydon82.4866% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0569% more dangerous
Bristol90.5269% more dangerous
Coventry102.2472% more dangerous
Leicester111.5975% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0677% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6478% more dangerous
Bradford132.2879% more dangerous
Leeds150.9481% more dangerous

Crime in Charlton Kings's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Battledown & Charlton Kings40135First
Charlton Park17928Second

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 April, when Charlton Kings saw a 975% increase in anti-social behaviour. Charlton Kings saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+125%+975%+433%+260%+110%+263%+71%+38%+29%+950%
Bicycle Theft--50%--------
Burglary+300%-33%-+100%-50%-+50%--+500%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+50%+100%--+233%+88%+600%-63%-
Drugs----------
Other Theft-80%+200%-20%+400%-67%-50%+250%--40%-
Public Order---75%-+200%-75%----
Shoplifting+50%--+200%+38%+200%-+100%--50%
Vehicle Crime-57%-83%-50%+100%--62%+50%-43%+100%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+100%+43%+40%+40%+14%+11%-11%+50%+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 crimes in Charlton Kings are violence and sexual offences.

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

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