Downend and Bromley Heath Crime Overview

Downend and Bromley Heath is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 129th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Downend and Bromley Heath in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 84% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Downend and Bromley Heath is the 79th safest small town, and the 3,846th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Downend and Bromley Heath was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Downend and Bromley Heath residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Downend and Bromley Heath recorded 1 report of theft from the person during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for theft from the person in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crime in Downend and Bromley Heath is shoplifting, with 100 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 40% higher than 2019's figure of 60 offences and a difference of 3.19 from 2019's crime rate of 4.8. Downend and Bromley Heath's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Downend and Bromley Heath Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Downend and Bromley Heath This Year

 Downend and Bromley HeathGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour745.8930,53933.12462% safer
Bicycle Theft30.248520.92283% safer
Burglary241.912,9043.1565% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson211.675,1605.60235% safer
Drugs50.401,6541.79348% safer
Other Crime60.488370.9190% safer
Other Theft171.353,6423.95193% safer
Possession of Weapons10.082980.32300% safer
Public Order393.104,1194.4744% safer
Robbery100.803880.4248% more dangerous
Shoplifting1007.962,8023.0462% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.161860.2025% safer
Vehicle Crime191.513,1973.47130% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences705.5716,82218.24227% safer

Downend and Bromley Heath Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton22323.696% safer
Brockworth21624.064.8% safer
Churchdown27724.224.1% safer
Quedgeley54024.532.8% safer
Bishop's Cleeve34625.200.08% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.22-
Cam22926.585% more dangerous
Bradley Stoke65230.1916% more dangerous
Winterbourne35737.1432% more dangerous
Dodington30637.7533% more dangerous
Dursley29838.9535% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Downend and Bromley Heath

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Downend and Bromley Heath Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9556Safer
Bicycle Theft0.560.240.320.24Safer
Burglary2.20.721.81.9Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.61.72.21.7Safer
Drugs0.160.080.640.40Getting worse
Other Crime0.24-0.400.48Getting worse
Other Theft2.62.31.41.4Safer
Possession of Weapons--0.080.08No change
Public Order1.91.62.23.1Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.800.400.800.80Getting worse
Shoplifting3.61.74.88Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.16-0.16No change
Vehicle Crime2.82.31.41.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.84.566Getting worse

Changes In Downend and Bromley Heath's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Downend and Bromley Heath to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Downend and Bromley Heath25.22-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4167% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Downend and Bromley Heath During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Downend and Bromley Heath change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Downend and Bromley Heath saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Downend and Bromley Heath saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 80% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--67%+120%+100%+350%+133%+240%+75%-17%+50%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+50%--+33%-50%--50%+100%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%--50%----43%-80%+100%
Other Crime----------67%
Other Theft-----67%+100%----50%
Public Order+200%-50%-80%+50%+400%-+200%+67%-+50%
Robbery--50%-+100%-----+300%
Shoplifting+133%+50%+150%+500%+133%-9%+125%+120%+9%-33%
Vehicle Crime-50%---50%+100%+50%--75%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+67%-20%+43%-40%+125%+125%+200%-44%--50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Downend and Bromley Heath

What police force serves Downend and Bromley Heath?
Downend and Bromley Heath's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Downend and Bromley Heath?
Downend and Bromley Heath is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Downend and Bromley Heath's most common crime?
The most common crime in Downend and Bromley Heath is shoplifting.
What is the least common crime in Downend and Bromley Heath?
Downend and Bromley Heath's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021