Cirencester Crime Overview
Cirencester is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and the the 34th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cirencester in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% higher than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Cirencester ranks as the the 348th safest small town, and the the 2,805th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2020, Cirencester was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Cirencester residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.76 per 1,000 residents. Cirencester recorded 11 reports of other theft during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.56 the worst small town for other theft in Gloucestershire that month.
The most common crimes in Cirencester are violence and sexual offences, with 352 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 1.4% higher than 2019's figure of 347 offences and a difference of 0.25 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Cirencester's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 375% from 2019's figure of 19 crimes.
Cirencester Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Cirencester This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||847||43.00||25,803||37.36||13% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||30||1.52||603||0.87||43% more dangerous|
|Burglary||91||4.62||2,137||3.09||33% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||134||6.80||3,745||5.42||20% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||8||0.41||552||0.80||95% safer|
|Other Theft||86||4.37||2,528||3.66||16% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||5||0.25||235||0.34||36% safer|
|Public Order||72||3.66||2,654||3.84||4.9% safer|
|Shoplifting||77||3.91||1,885||2.73||30% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.20||144||0.21||5% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||50||2.54||2,201||3.19||26% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||352||17.87||12,085||17.50||2.1% more dangerous|
Cirencester Compared to Nearby Small Towns
|Small Towns||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|West Dean||384||35.90||34% safer|
|Tewkesbury||549||48.26||0.27% more dangerous|
|Cinderford||460||50.82||5% more dangerous|
|Stroud||1,118||80.85||40% more dangerous|
Cirencester Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||33||32||27||43||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.96||1.1||0.86||1.5||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||8||7||10||7||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.46||0.25||0.36||0.25||Safer|
|Public Order||1.7||2.3||4.0||3.7||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.66||0.71||0.96||0.20||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||14||14||18||18||Getting worse|
Comparing Cirencester to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||33% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||35% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||35% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||38% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||39% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||40% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||46% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||47% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||48% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||53% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||55% more dangerous|
Crime in Cirencester During Coronavirus Lockdowns
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cirencester change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Cirencester saw a 303% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cirencester saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 95% compared to April in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+10%||-71%||-52%||-41%||-56%||+15%||+27%||-58%||-53%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-67%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-67%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+28%||-42%||+24%||+33%||+35%||-35%||-15%||-24%||-27%|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cirencester
What police force serves Cirencester?Cirencester's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Cirencester?Cirencester is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Cirencester's most common crime?The most common crimes in Cirencester are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cirencester?Cirencester's least common crime is theft from the person.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2021