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Crime and Safety in Lydney

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Lydney is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lydney in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.2% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lydney is the 395th safest small town, and the 2,769th 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. September 2019 was also a bad month for Lydney residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.32 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 295 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 27% higher than 2020's figure of 215 offences and a difference of 8.52 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Lydney's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Lydney 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

7% lower, regional crime rate

South West

40% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Lydney is 7% lower than the South West and 40% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Lydney Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Lydney represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Lydney

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202155513
202047443
201960566
201846430
201745426
201638361

Crime in Lydney Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Lydney This Year

 LydneyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26528.2323,89225.91 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.215800.63 200% safer
Burglary282.982,7522.980% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson313.305,4295.89 78% safer
Drugs171.811,4101.53 15% more dangerous
Other Crime151.601,1551.25 22% more dangerous
Other Theft323.413,7584.08 20% safer
Possession of Weapons40.433200.35 19% more dangerous
Public Order515.434,9695.39 0.74% more dangerous
Robbery40.433450.37 14% more dangerous
Shoplifting272.882,8243.06 6% safer
Vehicle Crime70.752,3272.52 236% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29531.4322,24024.12 23% more dangerous

Lydney Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thornbury57543.1627% safer
Mangotsfield Rural69548.2913% safer
Dursley37048.3713% safer
Stoke Gifford98648.6412% safer
Yate1,19752.873.4% safer
Lydney51354.66-
Stonehouse44455.291.1% more dangerous
Brockworth49955.581.7% more dangerous
Coleford50855.641.8% more dangerous
Cirencester1,18560.169% more dangerous
Cinderford55861.6511% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lydney

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Recent Crimes in Lydney

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Acorn DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Octavia PlaceFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lakeside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Caesars CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The FoldersInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Severnbank AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Caesars CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pylers WayAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The FoldersUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Octavia PlaceFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lakeside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near SummerleazeFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A48Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect

Lydney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour43304028 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.110.320.210.21 Safer
Burglary3.43.92.13.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101063.3 Safer
Drugs1.71.82.91.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.851.21.6 Getting worse
Other Theft3.04.83.53.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.750.850.43 Getting worse
Public Order1.63.33.75 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.111.30.320.43 Safer
Shoplifting4.53.72.22.9 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.82.71.70.75 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19262331 Getting 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 2021.

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
Lydney54.66-
Barnet67.0819% more dangerous
Croydon82.4834% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5240% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Lydney's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Lydney57654First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+134%+260%+8%-20%+39%-+80%+100%+11%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+50%---33%-60%-+50%--83%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-73%-88%--25%-50%-44%+50%-+133%
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%-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%-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 20 most dangerous small town 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.

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