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Crime and Safety in Churchdown

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Churchdown is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 132nd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Churchdown in 2021 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Churchdown is the 145th safest small town, and the 5,515th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Churchdown was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.44 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 209 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 40% higher than 2020's figure of 125 offences and a difference of 7.34 from 2020's crime rate of 11. Churchdown's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Churchdown 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

65% lower, regional crime rate

South West

115% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Churchdown is 65% lower than the South West and 115% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Churchdown Crime Rate Over Time

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Churchdown Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Churchdown 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 Churchdown

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202136407
202024277
201936415
201832361
201728326
201625281

Crime in Churchdown Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Churchdown This Year

 ChurchdownGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20117.5723,89225.91 47% safer
Bicycle Theft10.095800.63 600% safer
Burglary262.272,7522.98 31% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson373.235,4295.89 82% safer
Drugs121.051,4101.53 46% safer
Other Crime191.661,1551.25 25% more dangerous
Other Theft292.543,7584.08 61% safer
Possession of Weapons50.443200.35 20% more dangerous
Public Order373.234,9695.39 67% safer
Robbery40.353450.37 6% safer
Shoplifting171.492,8243.06 105% safer
Theft From the Person20.172060.22 29% safer
Vehicle Crime90.792,3272.52 219% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20918.2722,24024.12 32% safer

Churchdown Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dodington24029.6020% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.1918% safer
Cam26931.2214% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.134.2% safer
Bishop's Cleeve47334.453.3% safer
Churchdown40735.58-
Winterbourne36738.187% more dangerous
West Dean43340.4812% more dangerous
Thornbury57543.1618% more dangerous
Mangotsfield Rural69548.2926% more dangerous
Dursley37048.3726% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Churchdown

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Recent Crimes in Churchdown

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near The ChaseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Salvia CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Japonica CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clarkia CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The ChaseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Blacksmith LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Clarkia CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Melville RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Golden ValeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melville RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Chapel Hay LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dunstan GlenFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Tynings CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Yew Tree WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cheltenham Road EastUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Churchdown Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13132518 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.790.090.260.09 Safer
Burglary661.82.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.84.63.43.2 Safer
Drugs0.441.11.01.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.520.261.01.7 Getting worse
Other Theft2.63.71.02.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.26-0.260.44 Getting worse
Public Order0.961.81.43.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.090.170.35 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.42.71.71.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.09--0.17 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.23.61.10.79 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9131118 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Churchdown to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown35.58-
Barnet67.0847% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0560% more dangerous
Bristol90.5261% more dangerous
Coventry102.2465% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Churchdown's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Churchdown & Innsworth44934First

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 bicycle theft.

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