Cinderford Crime Overview

Cinderford is the second most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire, and the the 31st most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cinderford in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Cinderford ranks as the the 381st safest small town, and the the 2,503rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Cinderford was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 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 21 reports of burglary during January 2020, making its crime rate of 2.3 the worst small town for burglary in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Cinderford are violence and sexual offences, with 197 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 34% lower than 2019's figure of 263 offences and a difference of 7.29 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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Summary of Crimes in Cinderford This Year

 CinderfordGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46251.0425,80337.3627% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.336030.87164% safer
Burglary475.192,1373.0940% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson586.413,7455.4215% more dangerous
Drugs222.431,2681.8424% more dangerous
Other Crime101.105520.8027% more dangerous
Other Theft333.652,5283.660.27% safer
Possession of Weapons40.442350.3423% more dangerous
Public Order333.652,6543.845% safer
Robbery20.222810.4186% safer
Shoplifting252.761,8852.731.1% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.111440.2191% safer
Vehicle Crime252.762,2013.1916% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19721.7712,08517.5020% more dangerous

Cinderford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lydney39642.1920% safer
Coleford39743.4817% safer
Quedgeley1,02146.3810% safer
Cirencester94848.136% safer
Tewkesbury54948.265% safer
Cinderford46050.82-
Stroud1,11880.8537% more dangerous

Cinderford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49432951Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.22-0.330.33Getting worse
Burglary4.02.83.45Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson98106Safer
Drugs1.71.61.62.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.880.331.11.1Getting worse
Other Theft64.14.33.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.660.550.550.44Safer
Public Order3.41.64.13.6Getting worse
Robbery0.440.330.550.22Safer
Shoplifting3.84.33.12.8Safer
Theft From the Person0.990.110.550.11Safer
Vehicle Crime3.91.83.42.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24192922Safer

Comparing Cinderford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Cinderford50.82-
Coventry71.5029% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9931% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2332% more dangerous
Croydon77.1834% more dangerous
Bradford79.1936% more dangerous
London80.7037% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0243% more dangerous
Bristol91.5745% more dangerous
Leeds91.9045% more dangerous
Leicester102.5150% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9452% more dangerous

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 other theft during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

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

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 the second most dangerous small town 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.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021