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.
Dursley Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Dursley This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||292||38.17||25,803||37.36||2.1% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||52||6.80||3,745||5.42||20% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||9||1.18||552||0.80||32% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||10||1.31||2,528||3.66||179% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||3||0.39||235||0.34||13% more dangerous|
|Public Order||34||4.44||2,654||3.84||14% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.13||144||0.21||62% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||10||1.31||2,201||3.19||144% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||106||13.86||12,085||17.50||26% safer|
Dursley Compared to Nearby Small Towns
|Small Towns||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Bishop's Cleeve||313||22.80||57% safer|
|Charlton Kings||345||32.85||9% safer|
|West Dean||384||35.90||0.22% more dangerous|
|Brockworth||348||38.76||8% more dangerous|
|Lydney||396||42.19||15% more dangerous|
|Coleford||397||43.48||18% more dangerous|
|Quedgeley||1,021||46.38||23% more dangerous|
Dursley Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||33||38||22||38||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||10||7||7||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.0||0.78||0.26||1.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.26||0.52||0.39||0.39||No change|
|Public Order||1.6||1.8||1.8||4.4||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.13||0.39||0.26||0.13||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||11||13||16||14||Getting worse|
Comparing Dursley to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||50% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||52% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||52% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||54% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||55% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||56% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||60% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||61% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||61% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||65% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||66% 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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-86%||+100%||-67%||-||+40%||-25%||+133%||-57%||-20%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|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