Dodington Crime Overview

Dodington is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 100th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dodington in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dodington is the 209th safest small town, and the 4,854th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2019, Dodington was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for vehicle crime, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2016 was also a bad month for Dodington residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Dodington recorded 1 report of robbery during April 2016, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for robbery in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Dodington are violence and sexual offences, with 154 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 118 offences and a difference of 4.44 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Dodington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Dodington This Year

 DodingtonGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9011.1030,53933.12198% safer
Bicycle Theft30.378520.92149% safer
Burglary101.232,9043.15156% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson415.065,1605.6011% safer
Drugs30.371,6541.79384% safer
Other Crime91.118370.9118% more dangerous
Other Theft131.603,6423.95147% safer
Possession of Weapons20.252980.3228% safer
Public Order394.814,1194.477% more dangerous
Robbery20.253880.4268% safer
Vehicle Crime303.703,1973.476% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15419.0016,82218.244.0% more dangerous

Crime in Dodington Compared To Gloucestershire

Dodington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bishop's Cleeve34625.2050% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.2250% safer
Cam22926.5842% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.1925% safer
Winterbourne35737.141.6% safer
Dodington30637.75-
Dursley29838.953.1% more dangerous
West Dean42139.364.1% more dangerous
Stonehouse33741.9610% more dangerous
Thornbury57543.1613% more dangerous
Coleford42146.1118% more dangerous

Dodington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1081011Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.120.120.37Getting worse
Burglary4.02.32.21.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.954.15Getting worse
Drugs0.120.250.490.37Getting worse
Other Crime0.250.740.491.1Getting worse
Other Theft2.22.01.81.6Safer
Public Order2.63.22.54.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.250.370.25Getting worse
Vehicle Crime54.263.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131519Getting worse

Changes In Dodington's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Dodington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Dodington37.75-
Barnet67.7144% more dangerous
Coventry77.4151% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8156% more dangerous
Bristol86.2156% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Dodington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Marshfield, Wick & Hawkesbury43641Second
Yate South31543First

Crime in Dodington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dodington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Dodington saw a 500% increase in anti-social behaviour. Dodington saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+500%+38%-29%+17%-79%-33%+233%+33%-67%+25%
Burglary-50%-67%-----50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%--60%+50%-20%+50%-57%-67%+150%+200%
Other Crime------+100%---
Other Theft+50%----+100%----
Public Order---50%+100%+33%+200%+33%-+200%-
Vehicle Crime--86%-50%-80%--67%----
Violence and Sexual Offences+91%-48%+14%+50%+70%+225%-27%+100%+333%+22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dodington

What police force serves Dodington?
Dodington's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Dodington?
Dodington is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Dodington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Dodington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Dodington?
Dodington's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021