Oldland Crime Overview

Oldland is the safest small town in Gloucestershire, and is the 39th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Oldland in 2020 was 14 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 223% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Oldland is among the top 10 safest small towns, and the 1,584th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2019, Oldland was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Oldland are violence and sexual offences, with 96 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 4.2% lower than 2019's figure of 100 offences and a difference of 0.27 from 2019's crime rate of 7. Oldland's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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See how Oldland shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Oldland and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Oldland Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Oldland This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1026.8830,53933.12381% safer
Bicycle Theft20.138520.92608% safer
Burglary90.612,9043.15416% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson281.895,1605.60196% safer
Drugs40.271,6541.79563% safer
Other Crime20.138370.91600% safer
Other Theft151.013,6423.95291% safer
Public Order211.424,1194.47215% safer
Robbery30.203880.42110% safer
Shoplifting181.212,8023.04151% safer
Theft From the Person10.071860.20186% safer
Vehicle Crime140.943,1973.47269% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences966.4816,82218.24181% safer

Oldland Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Charlton Kings16115.336% more dangerous
Mangotsfield Rural24316.8915% more dangerous
Bitton22323.6939% more dangerous
Brockworth21624.0640% more dangerous
Churchdown27724.2241% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Oldland

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Oldland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour7667Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.200.400.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.
Other Crime0.
Other Theft1.40.881.21.0Safer
Public Order2.
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.130.070.20Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)- change
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences8776Safer

Changes In Oldland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Oldland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7179% more dangerous
Coventry77.4181% more dangerous
Croydon83.2283% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8183% more dangerous
Bristol86.2183% more dangerous
Leicester97.4485% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8786% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2887% more dangerous
Bradford133.0289% more dangerous
Leeds137.1090% more dangerous

Crime in Oldland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Oldland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Oldland saw a 200% increase in other theft. Oldland saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+122%-43%+100%+67%+22%+50%+10%-11%-43%-75%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-80%-67%---25%-60%----83%
Other Theft-50%---67%+50%-50%---+200%
Public Order+200%--67%+50%---50%+200%-33%-
Vehicle Crime-----50%+50%-50%-+50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-75%-20%+133%-33%+29%+30%-31%+157%+80%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Oldland

What police force serves Oldland?
Oldland's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Oldland?
Oldland is the safest small town in Gloucestershire.
What is Oldland's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Oldland are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Oldland?
Oldland's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021