Dursley Crime Overview

Dursley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and the the 81st most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dursley in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% lower than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Dursley ranks as the the 159th safest small town, and the the 4,587th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Dursley was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Dursley residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Dursley recorded 3 reports of robbery during December 2017, making its crime rate of 0.39 the worst small town for robbery in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Dursley are violence and sexual offences, with 106 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 119 offences and a difference of 1.70 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Dursley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Dursley This Year

 DursleyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29238.1725,80337.362.1% more dangerous
Burglary202.612,1373.0918% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson526.803,7455.4220% more dangerous
Drugs81.051,2681.8475% safer
Other Crime91.185520.8032% more dangerous
Other Theft101.312,5283.66179% safer
Possession of Weapons30.392350.3413% more dangerous
Public Order344.442,6543.8414% more dangerous
Robbery20.262810.4158% safer
Shoplifting192.481,8852.7310% safer
Theft From the Person10.131440.2162% safer
Vehicle Crime101.312,2013.19144% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10613.8612,08517.5026% safer

Dursley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown25322.1262% safer
Bishop's Cleeve31322.8057% safer
Cam20724.0249% safer
Charlton Kings34532.859% safer
Dursley27435.82-
West Dean38435.900.22% more dangerous
Brockworth34838.768% more dangerous
Lydney39642.1915% more dangerous
Coleford39743.4818% more dangerous
Quedgeley1,02146.3823% more dangerous

Dursley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33382238Getting worse
Burglary2.82.61.62.6Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson91077Safer
Drugs1.60.520.781.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.780.261.2Getting worse
Other Theft4.350.921.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.520.390.39No change
Public Order1.61.81.84.4Getting worse
Robbery0.520.390.390.26Safer
Shoplifting3.073.02.5Safer
Theft From the Person0.130.390.260.13Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.12.41.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131614Getting worse

Comparing Dursley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Dursley35.82-
Coventry71.5050% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9952% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2352% more dangerous
Croydon77.1854% more dangerous
Bradford79.1955% more dangerous
London80.7056% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0260% more dangerous
Bristol91.5761% more dangerous
Leeds91.9061% more dangerous
Leicester102.5165% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Dursley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dursley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Dursley saw a 744% increase in anti-social behaviour. Dursley saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-55%+744%+147%+11%+76%+20%+20%+229%+92%
Burglary----+400%---75%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-86%+100%-67%-+40%-25%+133%-57%-20%
Drugs---+100%---50%--
Other Crime---------
Other Theft----+200%--50%--
Possession of Weapons---------
Public Order-+100%-+300%+33%--33%--
Shoplifting---83%---50%+200%-+200%
Vehicle Crime--+100%--50%----
Violence and Sexual Offences--43%-10%-39%+156%-46%---25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dursley

What police force serves Dursley?
Dursley's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Dursley?
Dursley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Dursley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Dursley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Dursley?
Dursley's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021