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Crime and Safety in Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Coleford is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Coleford in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coleford is the 410th safest small town, and the 2,652nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2018, Coleford was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2017 was also a bad month for Coleford 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. Coleford recorded 1 report of theft from the person during June 2017, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Coleford are violence and sexual offences, with 262 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 204 offences and a difference of 6.36 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Coleford's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Coleford 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Gloucestershire

5% lower, regional crime rate

South West

37% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Coleford is 5% lower than the South West and 37% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Coleford Crime Rate Over Time

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Coleford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Coleford 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 Coleford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202156508
202046421
201952474
201845410
201749450
201634311

Crime in Coleford Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Coleford This Year

 ColefordGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35038.3423,89225.91 32% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.115800.63 473% safer
Burglary202.192,7522.98 36% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson717.785,4295.89 24% more dangerous
Drugs131.421,4101.53 8% safer
Other Crime121.311,1551.25 4.6% more dangerous
Other Theft434.713,7584.08 13% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.993200.35 65% more dangerous
Public Order525.704,9695.39 5% more dangerous
Robbery40.443450.37 16% more dangerous
Shoplifting60.662,8243.06 364% safer
Theft From the Person20.222060.220% safer
Vehicle Crime131.422,3272.52 77% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26228.7022,24024.12 16% more dangerous

Coleford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stoke Gifford98648.6414% safer
Yate1,19752.875% safer
Lydney51354.661.8% safer
Stonehouse44455.290.63% safer
Brockworth49955.580.11% safer
Coleford50855.64-
Cirencester1,18560.168% more dangerous
Cinderford55861.6510% more dangerous
Quedgeley1,35861.6910% more dangerous
Tewkesbury73064.1813% more dangerous
Patchway1,06775.8027% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coleford

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Recent Crimes in Coleford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near St John'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Domby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Market PlaceFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Trafalgar MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hampshire GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Newland StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wynols CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St John'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hampshire GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Vicarage CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lords Hill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Phoenix CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trafalgar MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Greenways DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Phoenix CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The Tram RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenways DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Coleford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36354238 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.660.330.110.11 Safer
Burglary553.12.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson71168 Safer
Drugs1.21.51.91.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.660.770.881.3 Getting worse
Other Theft3.164.24.7 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.440.330.220.99 Getting worse
Public Order1.83.33.76 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.330.330.44 Getting worse
Shoplifting51.81.60.66 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.220.110.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.13.41.81.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16192229 Getting worse

Changes In Coleford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Coleford's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Coleford that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bells Field1----10.57
Buchanan's Recreation Ground31--201.4
King George's Field2---111.3

Comparing Coleford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coleford55.64-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Coleford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Coleford55951First

Crime in Coleford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Coleford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Coleford saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Coleford saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+168%+120%+13%-24%-24%+48%-11%-7%+71%
Burglary-33%--50%-33%-50%-25%-75%--86%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-54%-73%-89%-69%-33%+14%---60%-
Drugs----+200%-----
Other Crime-----50%--50%---
Other Theft--83%-75%-43%+17%-60%-67%---50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order---50%+100%--64%-38%--+200%
Robbery---------+100%
Shoplifting-80%-50%---+200%+300%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-75%---83%-+50%-75%+200%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%+36%-8%+122%+45%-4%-38%-+14%+18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Coleford

What police force serves Coleford?
Coleford's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Coleford?
Coleford is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire.

What is Coleford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Coleford are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Coleford?
Coleford's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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