Churchdown Crime Overview

Churchdown is the safest small town in Gloucestershire, and the the 102nd safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Churchdown in 2020 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 98% lower than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Churchdown ranks as the the 42nd safest small town, and the the 3,417th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Churchdown was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Churchdown residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Churchdown recorded 6 reports of other crime during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.52 the worst small town for other crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Churchdown are violence and sexual offences, with 111 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 30% lower than 2019's figure of 144 offences and a difference of 2.89 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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Summary of Crimes in Churchdown This Year

 ChurchdownGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26823.4325,80337.3659% safer
Bicycle Theft30.266030.87235% safer
Burglary211.842,1373.0968% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson342.973,7455.4282% safer
Drugs110.961,2681.8492% safer
Other Crime90.795520.801.3% safer
Other Theft121.052,5283.66249% safer
Possession of Weapons30.262350.3431% safer
Public Order161.402,6543.84174% safer
Robbery20.172810.41141% safer
Shoplifting191.661,8852.7364% safer
Vehicle Crime121.052,2013.19204% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1119.7012,08517.5080% safer

Churchdown Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown25322.12-
Bishop's Cleeve31322.803.0% more dangerous
Cam20724.028% more dangerous
Charlton Kings34532.8533% more dangerous
Dursley27435.8238% more dangerous
West Dean38435.9038% more dangerous

Churchdown Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18131323Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.790.090.26Safer
Burglary5661.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.73.84.63.0Safer
Drugs1.40.441.10.96Safer
Other Crime0.260.520.260.79Getting worse
Other Theft2.92.63.71.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.26-0.26Getting worse
Public Order1.00.961.81.4Getting worse
Robbery0.090.170.090.17Getting worse
Shoplifting2.43.42.71.7Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.23.61.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences791310Getting worse

Comparing Churchdown to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown22.12-
Coventry71.5069% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9970% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2370% more dangerous
Croydon77.1871% more dangerous
Bradford79.1972% more dangerous
London80.7073% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0275% more dangerous
Bristol91.5776% more dangerous
Leeds91.9076% more dangerous
Leicester102.5178% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9479% more dangerous

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 June, when Churchdown saw a 350% increase in violence and sexual offences. Churchdown saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+23%+267%+238%+145%-37%+7%+325%+157%+100%
Burglary+25%---82%----75%-80%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-50%-50%-67%+150%-33%-71%-67%-
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%
Violence and Sexual Offences-57%-21%+33%+350%-36%-24%-43%-50%-75%

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 the safest small town 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.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021