Lydney Crime Overview

Lydney is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and the the 51st most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lydney in 2020 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.0% lower than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Lydney ranks as the the 262nd safest small town, and the the 3,520th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Lydney was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Lydney residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Lydney recorded 4 reports of vehicle crime during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.43 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Lydney are violence and sexual offences, with 192 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 28% lower than 2019's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 5.75 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Lydney's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Lydney This Year

 LydneyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36038.3525,80337.362.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.216030.87314% safer
Burglary181.922,1373.0961% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson454.793,7455.4213% safer
Drugs202.131,2681.8414% more dangerous
Other Crime90.965520.8017% more dangerous
Other Theft323.412,5283.667% safer
Possession of Weapons60.642350.3447% more dangerous
Public Order333.522,6543.849% safer
Robbery30.322810.4128% safer
Shoplifting212.241,8852.7322% safer
Vehicle Crime151.602,2013.1999% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19220.4612,08517.5014% more dangerous

Lydney Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cam20724.0276% safer
Charlton Kings34532.8528% safer
Dursley27435.8218% safer
West Dean38435.9018% safer
Brockworth34838.769% safer
Lydney39642.19-
Coleford39743.483.0% more dangerous
Quedgeley1,02146.389% more dangerous
Cirencester94848.1312% more dangerous
Tewkesbury54948.2613% more dangerous
Cinderford46050.8217% more dangerous

Lydney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39433038Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.430.110.320.21Safer
Burglary4.73.43.91.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson710104.8Safer
Drugs1.61.71.82.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.640.750.850.96Getting worse
Other Theft3.63.04.83.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.110.750.64Getting worse
Public Order2.91.63.33.5Getting worse
Robbery0.320.111.30.32Safer
Shoplifting3.84.53.72.2Safer
Vehicle Crime3.21.82.71.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16192620Getting worse

Comparing Lydney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Lydney42.19-
Coventry71.5041% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9943% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2343% more dangerous
Croydon77.1845% more dangerous
Bradford79.1947% more dangerous
London80.7048% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0253% more dangerous
Bristol91.5754% more dangerous
Leeds91.9054% more dangerous
Leicester102.5159% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Lydney During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Lydney change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Lydney saw a 300% increase in drugs. Lydney saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+134%+260%+8%-20%+39%-+80%+100%
Bicycle Theft---------
Burglary+50%---33%-60%-+50%--83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-73%-88%--25%-50%-44%+50%-
Drugs-+300%-33%-+100%--33%+100%-50%
Other Crime-------67%--
Other Theft+100%+100%-67%-40%-+133%-50%-50%-60%
Public Order+300%+100%+200%-25%--75%+50%--33%
Robbery---------
Shoplifting-+50%--86%--57%+300%-75%-
Vehicle Crime-50%+100%---67%+100%--+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%-53%+6%-10%-25%-33%-29%+7%+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Lydney

What police force serves Lydney?
Lydney's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Lydney?
Lydney is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Lydney's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Lydney are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Lydney?
Lydney's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021