Charlton Kings Crime Overview
Charlton Kings is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and the the 95th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Charlton Kings in 2020 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 34% lower than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Charlton Kings ranks as the the 115th safest small town, and the the 5,204th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2020, Charlton Kings was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for shoplifting, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Charlton Kings residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.57 per 1,000 residents. Charlton Kings recorded 4 reports of bicycle theft during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Gloucestershire that month.
The most common crimes in Charlton Kings are violence and sexual offences, with 89 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 73 offences and a difference of 1.52 from 2019's crime rate of 7. 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.
Charlton Kings Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Charlton Kings This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||297||28.28||25,803||37.36||32% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||8||0.76||603||0.87||14% safer|
|Burglary||34||3.24||2,137||3.09||4.6% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||59||5.62||3,745||5.42||3.6% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||2||0.19||552||0.80||321% safer|
|Other Theft||45||4.28||2,528||3.66||14% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||1||0.10||235||0.34||240% safer|
|Public Order||21||2.00||2,654||3.84||92% safer|
|Shoplifting||37||3.52||1,885||2.73||22% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||37||3.52||2,201||3.19||9% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||89||8.47||12,085||17.50||107% safer|
Charlton Kings Compared to Nearby Small Towns
|Small Towns||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Bishop's Cleeve||313||22.80||44% safer|
|Dursley||274||35.82||8% more dangerous|
|West Dean||384||35.90||8% more dangerous|
|Brockworth||348||38.76||15% more dangerous|
|Lydney||396||42.19||22% more dangerous|
|Coleford||397||43.48||24% more dangerous|
Charlton Kings Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||14||14||11||28||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||5.0||5||3.2||6||Getting worse|
|Other Theft||3.6||3.3||3.6||4.3||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.10||-||0.10||0.10||No change|
|Public Order||0.38||1.0||1.5||2.0||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||3.8||6||7||8||Getting worse|
Comparing Charlton Kings to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||54% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||56% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||56% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||57% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||59% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||59% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||63% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||64% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||64% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||68% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||69% more dangerous|
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 1,100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Charlton Kings saw a large fall in other theft during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+200%||+100%||+33%||-||-||+233%||+67%||+600%||-63%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+17%||+60%||+38%||+14%||+17%||+43%||-||-||+50%|
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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2021