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.

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Summary of Crimes in Charlton Kings This Year

 Charlton KingsGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29728.2825,80337.3632% safer
Bicycle Theft80.766030.8714% safer
Burglary343.242,1373.094.6% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson595.623,7455.423.6% more dangerous
Drugs111.051,2681.8475% safer
Other Crime20.195520.80321% safer
Other Theft454.282,5283.6614% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.102350.34240% safer
Public Order212.002,6543.8492% safer
Robbery10.102810.41310% safer
Shoplifting373.521,8852.7322% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime373.522,2013.199% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences898.4712,08517.50107% safer

Charlton Kings Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown25322.1249% safer
Bishop's Cleeve31322.8044% safer
Cam20724.0237% safer
Charlton Kings34532.85-
Dursley27435.828% more dangerous
West Dean38435.908% more dangerous
Brockworth34838.7615% more dangerous
Lydney39642.1922% more dangerous
Coleford39743.4824% more dangerous

Charlton Kings Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14141128Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.42.31.00.76Safer
Burglary883.83.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.053.26Getting worse
Drugs0.480.190.571.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.380.570.570.19Safer
Other Theft3.63.33.64.3Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.10-0.100.10No change
Public Order0.381.01.52.0Getting worse
Robbery0.290.290.380.10Safer
Shoplifting1.51.72.03.5Getting worse
Vehicle Crime14663.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.8678Getting worse

Comparing Charlton Kings to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Charlton Kings32.85-
Coventry71.5054% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9956% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2356% more dangerous
Croydon77.1857% more dangerous
Bradford79.1959% more dangerous
London80.7059% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0263% more dangerous
Bristol91.5764% more dangerous
Leeds91.9064% more dangerous
Leicester102.5168% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9469% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+90%+1,100%+382%+255%+69%+275%+100%+43%+13%
Bicycle Theft--50%-------
Burglary+300%-33%-67%+100%-50%-+50%+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%+100%+33%--+233%+67%+600%-63%
Drugs---------
Other Theft-80%+200%-20%+400%-67%-60%+133%--40%
Public Order---75%-+200%-50%---
Shoplifting+50%--+200%+38%+200%-+100%-
Vehicle Crime-57%-71%-50%+100%--54%+20%-50%+100%
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