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.
Lydney Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Lydney This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||360||38.35||25,803||37.36||2.6% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.21||603||0.87||314% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||45||4.79||3,745||5.42||13% safer|
|Drugs||20||2.13||1,268||1.84||14% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||9||0.96||552||0.80||17% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||32||3.41||2,528||3.66||7% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||6||0.64||235||0.34||47% more dangerous|
|Public Order||33||3.52||2,654||3.84||9% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||15||1.60||2,201||3.19||99% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||192||20.46||12,085||17.50||14% more dangerous|
Lydney Compared to Nearby Small Towns
|Small Towns||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Charlton Kings||345||32.85||28% safer|
|West Dean||384||35.90||18% safer|
|Coleford||397||43.48||3.0% more dangerous|
|Quedgeley||1,021||46.38||9% more dangerous|
|Cirencester||948||48.13||12% more dangerous|
|Tewkesbury||549||48.26||13% more dangerous|
|Cinderford||460||50.82||17% more dangerous|
Lydney Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||39||43||30||38||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||10||10||4.8||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.64||0.75||0.85||0.96||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.21||0.11||0.75||0.64||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.9||1.6||3.3||3.5||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||16||19||26||20||Getting worse|
Comparing Lydney to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||41% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||43% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||43% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||45% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||47% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||48% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||53% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||54% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||54% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||59% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||60% 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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-25%||-73%||-88%||-||-25%||-50%||-44%||+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