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Crime and Safety in Dursley

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Dursley is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 73rd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 306 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dursley in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dursley is the 322nd safest small town, and the 3,433rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2018, Dursley was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Gloucestershire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2017 was also a bad month for Dursley residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Dursley recorded 19 reports of criminal damage and arson during August 2015, making its crime rate of 2.5 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Dursley are violence and sexual offences, with 176 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 35% higher than 2020's figure of 114 offences and a difference of 8.11 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Dursley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Dursley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

21% lower, regional crime rate

South West

51% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Dursley is 21% lower than the South West and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Dursley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Dursley represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Dursley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202148370
202039298
201934262
201845342
201738288
201632243

Crime in Dursley Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Dursley This Year

 DursleyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23330.4623,89225.91 15% more dangerous
Burglary50.652,7522.98 358% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson526.805,4295.89 13% more dangerous
Drugs212.751,4101.53 44% more dangerous
Other Crime111.441,1551.25 13% more dangerous
Other Theft172.223,7584.08 84% safer
Possession of Weapons20.263200.35 35% safer
Public Order435.624,9695.39 4.1% more dangerous
Robbery10.133450.37 185% safer
Shoplifting324.182,8243.06 27% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime101.312,3272.52 92% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17623.0122,24024.12 4.8% safer

Dursley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown40735.5836% safer
Winterbourne36738.1827% safer
West Dean43340.4819% safer
Thornbury57543.1612% safer
Mangotsfield Rural69548.290.17% safer
Dursley37048.37-
Stoke Gifford98648.640.56% more dangerous
Yate1,19752.879% more dangerous
Lydney51354.6612% more dangerous
Stonehouse44455.2913% more dangerous
Brockworth49955.5813% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dursley

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Recent Crimes in Dursley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Silver StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Shelley RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BlackboysUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Kings DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kings DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Brownings LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The SladeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Rednock DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St George'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Henlow DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near The BroadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vizard CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kingshill ParkUnable to prosecute suspect

Dursley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38224130 Safer
Burglary2.61.62.90.65 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10777 Safer
Drugs0.520.781.32.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.780.261.31.4 Getting worse
Other Theft50.921.62.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.520.390.520.26 Safer
Public Order1.81.84.76 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.390.390.13 Safer
Shoplifting73.02.84.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.41.41.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161523 Getting worse

Changes In Dursley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Dursley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9321% safer
Dursley48.37-
Birmingham49.602.5% more dangerous
Barnet67.0828% more dangerous
Croydon82.4841% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0346% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Dursley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Dursley37048First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-55%+744%+147%+11%+76%+20%+20%+229%+92%+525%
Burglary----+400%---75%-33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-86%+100%-67%-+40%-25%+133%-57%-20%-67%
Drugs---+100%---50%---
Other Crime----------
Other Theft----+200%--50%---
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+100%-+300%+33%--33%---33%
Shoplifting---83%---50%+200%-+200%-50%
Vehicle Crime--+100%--50%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences--43%-10%-39%+156%-46%---25%-27%

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 20 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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