Cinderford Crime Overview

Cinderford is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cinderford in 2020 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cinderford is the 392nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,611st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Cinderford was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for burglary, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Cinderford residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Cinderford recorded 2 reports of other crime during August 2019, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for other crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Cinderford are violence and sexual offences, with 210 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 25% lower than 2019's figure of 263 offences and a difference of 5.86 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Cinderford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Cinderford Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Cinderford This Year

 CinderfordGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48853.9230,53933.1239% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.338520.92179% safer
Burglary485.302,9043.1541% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson636.965,1605.6020% more dangerous
Drugs242.651,6541.7932% more dangerous
Other Crime101.108370.9117% more dangerous
Other Theft363.983,6423.950.75% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.442980.3227% more dangerous
Public Order343.764,1194.4719% safer
Robbery20.223880.4291% safer
Shoplifting283.092,8023.041.6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.111860.2082% safer
Vehicle Crime262.873,1973.4721% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21023.2016,82218.2421% more dangerous

Cinderford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stoke Gifford95647.1615% safer
Lydney44347.2014% safer
Cirencester99550.527% safer
Yate1,14450.537% safer
Tewkesbury60553.191.6% safer
Cinderford48954.03-
Patchway1,07276.1529% more dangerous
Filton90880.1633% more dangerous
Stroud1,19186.1337% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cinderford

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Recent Crimes in Cinderford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Edge Hills RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Boseley WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stockwell GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FairfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FairfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Steam Mills RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Latimer RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Crawshay PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crawshay PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millers WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millers WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Meadow RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
July 2021Other theftOn or near Woodside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketFormal action is not in the public interest
July 2021Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Cinderford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49432954Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.22-0.330.33Getting worse
Burglary4.02.83.45Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson98107Safer
Drugs1.71.61.62.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.880.331.11.1Getting worse
Other Theft64.14.34.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.660.550.550.44Safer
Public Order3.41.64.13.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.330.550.22Safer
Shoplifting3.84.33.13.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.990.110.550.11Safer
Vehicle Crime3.91.83.42.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24192923Safer

Changes In Cinderford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cinderford's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Beechenhurst Lodge1----10.26

Comparing Cinderford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cinderford54.03-
Barnet67.7120% more dangerous
Coventry77.4130% more dangerous
Croydon83.2235% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8137% more dangerous
Bristol86.2137% more dangerous
Leicester97.4445% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8747% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2850% more dangerous
Bradford133.0259% more dangerous
Leeds137.1061% more dangerous

Crime in Cinderford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cinderford64749First

Crime in Cinderford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cinderford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Cinderford saw a 400% increase in burglary. Cinderford saw a large fall in public order during December, when it fell by 88% compared to December in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Cinderford's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+34%+240%+169%+43%+28%+33%+42%+140%+194%+44%
Bicycle Theft---50%-------
Burglary+33%+400%-+100%+50%----83%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-29%-17%-50%-80%-60%-50%-29%--
Drugs-50%--67%+50%-67%+200%---+100%
Other Crime--33%----50%----
Other Theft+200%-+25%+300%--67%-67%-86%-50%+50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%+50%+50%-67%--67%-25%--29%-88%
Shoplifting-50%--+50%+100%----25%-50%
Vehicle Crime-75%--80%--+200%-40%-75%+50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-44%-25%-31%-29%-30%+29%-22%-18%-48%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cinderford

What police force serves Cinderford?
Cinderford's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Cinderford?
Cinderford is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Cinderford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cinderford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cinderford?
Cinderford's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021