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Crime and Safety in Cinderford

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Cinderford is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cinderford in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cinderford is the 345th most dangerous small town, and the 2,102nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Cinderford was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Cinderford residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 21 crimes at a rate of 2.3 per 1,000 residents. Cinderford recorded 5 reports of drugs during February 2017, making its crime rate of 0.55 the worst small town for drugs in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Cinderford are violence and sexual offences, with 282 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 26% higher than 2020's figure of 210 offences and a difference of 7.96 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Cinderford's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Cinderford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

4.8% higher, regional crime rate

South West

24% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cinderford is 4.8% higher than the South West and 24% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cinderford Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Cinderford 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 Cinderford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202162558
202054489
201962563
201844395
201759530
201645404

Crime in Cinderford Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Cinderford This Year

 CinderfordGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32535.9123,89225.91 28% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.115800.63 473% safer
Burglary192.102,7522.98 42% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson778.515,4295.89 31% more dangerous
Drugs212.321,4101.53 34% more dangerous
Other Crime101.101,1551.25 14% safer
Other Theft505.523,7584.08 26% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.663200.35 47% more dangerous
Public Order556.084,9695.39 11% more dangerous
Shoplifting232.542,8243.06 20% safer
Theft From the Person20.222060.220% safer
Vehicle Crime121.332,3272.52 89% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28231.1622,24024.12 23% more dangerous

Cinderford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lydney51354.6613% safer
Stonehouse44455.2912% safer
Brockworth49955.5811% safer
Coleford50855.6411% safer
Cirencester1,18560.162.5% safer
Cinderford55861.65-
Quedgeley1,35861.690.06% more dangerous
Tewkesbury73064.183.9% more dangerous
Patchway1,06775.8019% more dangerous
Filton1,10997.9037% more dangerous
Stroud1,37099.0738% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cinderford

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Recent Crimes in Cinderford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Giles CourtFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Crawshay PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Danby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Valley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Meendhurst RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Giles CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hollyhill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Valley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Meendhurst RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Edge Hills CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Northwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Danby CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Public orderOn or near Meendhurst RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Cinderford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour43295436 Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.330.330.11 Safer
Burglary2.83.452.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson81079 Safer
Drugs1.61.62.62.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.331.11.11.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.14.34.06 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.550.550.440.66 Getting worse
Public Order1.64.13.86 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.33.13.12.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.550.110.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.83.42.91.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19292331 Getting worse

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 2021.

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

Comparing Cinderford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cinderford61.65-
Barnet67.088% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% more dangerous
Bristol90.5232% more dangerous
Coventry102.2440% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Cinderford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cinderford73156First

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 10 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 bicycle theft.

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