Churchdown Crime Overview

Churchdown is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 115th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Churchdown in 2020 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 92% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Churchdown is the 69th safest small town, and the 3,594th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Churchdown was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Churchdown residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Churchdown recorded 8 reports of vehicle crime during February 2019, making its crime rate of 0.70 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Churchdown are violence and sexual offences, with 125 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 15% lower than 2019's figure of 144 offences and a difference of 1.66 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Churchdown's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Churchdown Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Churchdown This Year

 ChurchdownGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28524.9230,53933.1233% safer
Bicycle Theft30.268520.92254% safer
Burglary211.842,9043.1571% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson393.415,1605.6064% safer
Drugs121.051,6541.7970% safer
Other Crime121.058370.9113% more dangerous
Other Theft121.053,6423.95276% safer
Possession of Weapons30.262980.3223% safer
Public Order161.404,1194.47219% safer
Robbery20.173880.42147% safer
Shoplifting191.662,8023.0483% safer
Vehicle Crime131.143,1973.47204% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12510.9316,82218.2467% safer

Churchdown Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Oldland21314.3769% safer
Charlton Kings16115.3358% safer
Mangotsfield Rural24316.8943% safer
Bitton22323.692.2% safer
Brockworth21624.060.67% safer
Churchdown27724.22-
Quedgeley54024.531.3% more dangerous
Bishop's Cleeve34625.203.9% more dangerous
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.224.0% more dangerous
Cam22926.589% more dangerous
Bradley Stoke65230.1920% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Churchdown

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Recent Crimes in Churchdown

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Other theftOn or near Shamrock CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Cheltenham Road EastInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Cheltenham Road EastInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Hucclecote LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Hucclecote LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Cranham LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coriander DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yew Tree WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Golden ValeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Golden ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Golden ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Golden ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Winston RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Dancey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Dancey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Kilminster CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lovage CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lovage CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Churchdown Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18131325Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.790.090.26Safer
Burglary5661.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.73.84.63.4Safer
Drugs1.40.441.11.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.260.520.261.0Getting worse
Other Theft2.92.63.71.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.26-0.26Getting worse
Public Order1.00.961.81.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.170.090.17Getting worse
Shoplifting2.43.42.71.7Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.23.61.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences791311Getting worse

Changes In Churchdown's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Churchdown's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Churchdown that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Churchdown Park Playing Field6--2102.4

Comparing Churchdown to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown24.22-
Barnet67.7164% more dangerous
Coventry77.4169% more dangerous
Croydon83.2271% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8172% more dangerous
Bristol86.2172% more dangerous
Leicester97.4475% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8776% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2877% more dangerous
Bradford133.0282% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Churchdown's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Churchdown & Innsworth30123First

Crime in Churchdown During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Churchdown change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Churchdown saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Churchdown saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+23%+267%+238%+145%-37%+7%+325%+157%+100%+55%
Burglary+25%---82%----75%-80%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-50%-50%-67%+150%-33%-71%-67%-+400%
Drugs----+50%--67%-50%--
Other Theft-33%--67%-83%-80%-33%-75%---
Public Order-67%-+200%+100%---50%-50%+100%-
Shoplifting-67%--86%+300%--25%--75%--
Vehicle Crime--67%---75%-67%--67%+25%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-57%-21%+33%+350%-36%-24%-43%-50%-75%+40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Churchdown

What police force serves Churchdown?
Churchdown's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Churchdown?
Churchdown is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Churchdown's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Churchdown are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Churchdown?
Churchdown's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021