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Crime and Safety in Filton

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Filton is the second most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 306 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Filton in 2021 was 98 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Filton is the 84th most dangerous small town, and the 593rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2016, Filton had the worst crime rate in Gloucestershire for public order, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.8 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Filton are violence and sexual offences, with 374 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 317 offences and a difference of 5.04 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Filton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Filton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

40% higher, regional crime rate

South West

26% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Filton is 40% higher than the South West and 26% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Filton Crime Rate Over Time

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Filton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Filton 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 Filton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021981,109
202081916
201986978
2018881,000
2017951,071
2016881,002

Crime in Filton Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Filton This Year

 FiltonGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16414.4823,89225.91 79% safer
Bicycle Theft312.745800.63 77% more dangerous
Burglary948.302,7522.98 64% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1119.805,4295.89 40% more dangerous
Drugs232.031,4101.53 25% more dangerous
Other Crime191.681,1551.25 26% more dangerous
Other Theft867.593,7584.08 46% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.353200.350% safer
Public Order14612.894,9695.39 58% more dangerous
Robbery161.413450.37 74% more dangerous
Shoplifting1099.622,8243.06 68% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.532060.22 58% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime907.942,3272.52 68% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences37433.0222,24024.12 27% more dangerous

Filton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cirencester1,18560.1663% safer
Cinderford55861.6559% safer
Quedgeley1,35861.6959% safer
Tewkesbury73064.1853% safer
Patchway1,06775.8029% safer
Filton1,10997.90-
Stroud1,37099.071.2% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Filton

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Recent Crimes in Filton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mortimer RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The SidingsFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near Rodney CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conygre GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallscourt Road SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SpringfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sandown RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near College WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rodney CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pine GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near College WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Broncksea RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holmdale RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near Broncksea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The MeadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broncksea RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Holmdale RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broncksea RoadAction to be taken by another organisation

Filton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19191714 Safer
Bicycle Theft3.04.662.7 Safer
Burglary6578 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson89910 Getting worse
Drugs0.350.880.712.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.40.530.971.7 Getting worse
Other Theft8768 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.26-0.350.35 Getting worse
Public Order12101013 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.791.20.711.4 Getting worse
Shoplifting1415710 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.440.620.350.53 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime7768 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences26262833 Getting worse

Changes In Filton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Filton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Filton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Northville Millennium Green2----00.41

Comparing Filton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93145% safer
Birmingham49.6097% safer
Barnet67.0846% safer
Croydon82.4819% safer
Sheffield90.039% safer
Bristol90.528% safer
Filton97.90-
Leicester111.5912% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0620% more dangerous
Bradford132.2826% more dangerous
Leeds150.9435% more dangerous

Crime in Filton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Filton1,10998First

Crime in Filton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Filton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Filton saw a 600% increase in public order. Filton saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 87% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+4%+138%+6%+17%+4%-33%-65%--25%+33%
Bicycle Theft+133%+100%+100%+33%-33%+25%+100%-20%-14%-33%
Burglary--33%+67%+50%+125%-75%+33%-38%+73%+300%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-38%-38%-20%+50%-57%+63%+117%-78%+29%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-44%+100%+20%-9%-50%-71%-50%-25%+60%-50%
Public Order+600%-25%+14%--13%-36%+22%-7%+100%-29%
Robbery-50%-+100%-------
Shoplifting-83%-44%-87%-50%-7%-71%--15%-64%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+29%+40%-43%-50%+133%-40%-14%-50%-57%+43%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+38%+40%-27%+31%+30%---56%+9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Filton

What police force serves Filton?
Filton's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Filton?
Filton is the second most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Filton?
Filton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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