Filton Crime Overview

Filton is the second most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Filton in 2020 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 42% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Filton is the 124th most dangerous small town, and the 985th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Filton was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.71 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Filton residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.97 per 1,000 residents. Filton recorded 16 reports of public order during May 2020, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for public order in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Filton are violence and sexual offences, with 314 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 288 offences and a difference of 2.30 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Filton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Filton Compared To Gloucestershire

Summary of Crimes in Filton This Year

 FiltonGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19317.0430,53933.1294% safer
Bicycle Theft655.748520.9284% more dangerous
Burglary746.532,9043.1552% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson968.475,1605.6034% more dangerous
Drugs80.711,6541.79152% safer
Other Crime110.978370.916% more dangerous
Other Theft655.743,6423.9531% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.352980.329% more dangerous
Public Order1119.804,1194.4754% more dangerous
Robbery80.713880.4241% more dangerous
Shoplifting837.332,8023.0459% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.351860.2043% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime655.743,1973.4740% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences31427.7216,82218.2434% more dangerous

Filton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cirencester99550.5259% safer
Yate1,14450.5359% safer
Tewkesbury60553.1951% safer
Cinderford48954.0348% safer
Patchway1,07276.155% safer
Filton90880.16-
Stroud1,19186.137% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Filton

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Filton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20191917Safer
Bicycle Theft2.93.04.66Getting worse
Burglary15657Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9888Getting worse
Drugs0.710.350.880.71Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.40.530.97Safer
Other Theft11776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.26-0.35Getting worse
Public Order10121010Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.70.791.20.71Safer
Shoplifting1614157Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.440.620.35Safer
Vehicle Crime6776Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20262528Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Filton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7118% safer
Coventry77.413.6% safer
Filton80.16-
Croydon83.223.7% more dangerous
Sheffield85.817% more dangerous
Bristol86.217% more dangerous
Leicester97.4418% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8722% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2825% more dangerous
Bradford133.0240% more dangerous
Leeds137.1042% more dangerous

Crime in Filton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Filton91681First

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%+8%-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%+450%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-38%-38%-20%+50%-57%+86%+117%-78%+50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-38%+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%-60%-29%-50%-57%+29%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+33%+40%-27%+31%+30%-+4%-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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021