Lydney Crime Overview

Lydney is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lydney in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.5% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lydney is the 358th safest small town, and the 3,369th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Lydney was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for drugs, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.75 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Lydney residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Lydney recorded 3 reports of robbery during June 2019, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst small town for robbery in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Lydney are violence and sexual offences, with 215 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 14% lower than 2019's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 3.30 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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See how Lydney shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Lydney and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Lydney Compared To Gloucestershire

Summary of Crimes in Lydney This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38040.4930,53933.1218% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.218520.92338% safer
Burglary202.132,9043.1548% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson525.545,1605.601.1% safer
Drugs272.881,6541.7938% more dangerous
Other Crime111.178370.9122% more dangerous
Other Theft333.523,6423.9512% safer
Possession of Weapons80.852980.3262% more dangerous
Public Order353.734,1194.4720% safer
Robbery30.323880.4231% safer
Shoplifting212.242,8023.0436% safer
Vehicle Crime161.703,1973.47104% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21522.9116,82218.2420% more dangerous

Lydney Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Dean42139.3620% safer
Stonehouse33741.9612% safer
Thornbury57543.169% safer
Coleford42146.112.4% safer
Stoke Gifford95647.160.08% safer
Cirencester99550.527% more dangerous
Yate1,14450.537% more dangerous
Tewkesbury60553.1911% more dangerous
Cinderford48954.0313% more dangerous
Patchway1,07276.1538% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lydney

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Lydney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour39433040Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.430.110.320.21Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson710106Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime0.640.750.851.2Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.210.110.750.85Getting worse
Public Order2. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.111.30.32Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences16192623Getting worse

Changes In Lydney's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Lydney's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Lydney that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bathurst Park4----10.75
Lydney Recreation Trust Ground2---200.46

Comparing Lydney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Lydney's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+134%+260%+8%-20%+39%-+80%+100%+11%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-73%-88%--25%-50%-44%+50%-+133%
Other Crime-------67%---
Other Theft+100%+100%-67%-40%-+133%-50%-50%-60%-
Public Order+300%+100%+200%-25%--75%+50%--33%-33%
Vehicle Crime-50%+100%---67%+100%--+50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%-53%+6%-10%-25%-33%-29%+7%+50%-8%

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: 07 May 2021