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Crime and Safety in Downend and Bromley Heath

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Downend and Bromley Heath is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 147th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Downend and Bromley Heath in 2021 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Downend and Bromley Heath is the 133rd safest small town, and the 5,372nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Downend and Bromley Heath was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for vehicle crime, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 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 crimes in Downend and Bromley Heath are violence and sexual offences, with 166 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 155 offences and a difference of 0.88 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Downend and Bromley Heath's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Downend and Bromley Heath 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

72% lower, regional crime rate

South West

124% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Downend and Bromley Heath is 72% lower than the South West and 124% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Downend and Bromley Heath Crime Rate Over Time

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Downend and Bromley Heath Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Downend and Bromley Heath 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 Downend and Bromley Heath

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202134429
202041514
201933410
201827339
201736456
201637466

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 Behaviour1128.9123,89225.91 191% safer
Bicycle Theft60.485800.63 31% safer
Burglary342.702,7522.98 10% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson383.025,4295.89 95% safer
Drugs60.481,4101.53 219% safer
Other Crime70.561,1551.25 123% safer
Other Theft272.153,7584.08 90% safer
Public Order272.154,9695.39 151% safer
Robbery80.643450.37 42% more dangerous
Shoplifting755.972,8243.06 49% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.082060.22 175% safer
Vehicle Crime342.702,3272.52 7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences16613.2122,24024.12 83% safer

Downend and Bromley Heath Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton626.59418% safer
Charlton Kings29628.1921% safer
Dodington24029.6015% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.1913% safer
Cam26931.229% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.13-
Bishop's Cleeve47334.450.93% more dangerous
Churchdown40735.584.1% more dangerous
Winterbourne36738.1811% more dangerous
West Dean43340.4816% more dangerous
Thornbury57543.1621% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Downend and Bromley Heath

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Recent Crimes in Downend and Bromley Heath

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mayflower CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cleeve Lodge RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heath RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GlendaleUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queensholm CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redcar CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redcar CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redcar CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cleeve Hill ExtensionUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Longden RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Farm RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Downend and Bromley Heath Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1210129 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.240.560.560.48 Safer
Burglary1.73.23.12.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.23.54.03.0 Safer
Drugs0.480.720.640.48No change
Other Crime0.080.560.720.56 Getting worse
Other Theft3.22.62.62.2 Safer
Public Order3.43.94.82.2 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.561.10.800.64 Safer
Shoplifting1.74.886 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.16-0.240.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.72.23.02.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences991213 Getting 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 Heath34.13-
Barnet67.0849% more dangerous
Croydon82.4859% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0562% more dangerous
Bristol90.5262% more dangerous
Coventry102.2467% more dangerous
Leicester111.5969% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0672% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6474% more dangerous
Bradford132.2874% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% 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 November, when Downend and Bromley Heath saw a 600% increase in burglary. Downend and Bromley Heath saw a large fall in vehicle crime during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-78%-54%+90%+31%+186%+114%+286%+180%+83%-
Bicycle Theft---------+200%
Burglary-25%--50%+17%--+50%+150%+600%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson---50%+150%---+38%-75%+200%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------75%
Other Theft--67%-50%--+150%+200%+133%-67%-33%
Public Order--67%-14%-33%+300%+100%+33%+75%-17%+150%
Robbery--50%-+100%-----+300%
Shoplifting+133%+50%+150%+500%+133%-9%+125%+120%--33%
Vehicle Crime-40%---50%+150%+150%-67%-83%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+140%-19%+113%+33%+82%+143%+200%-+71%-31%

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 town in Gloucestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Downend and Bromley Heath?
Downend and Bromley Heath's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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