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Crime and Safety in Patchway

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Patchway is the third most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 306 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Patchway in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Patchway is the 192nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,241st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Patchway was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Gloucestershire for drugs, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.57 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Patchway residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Patchway recorded 4 reports of other crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Patchway are violence and sexual offences, with 506 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 450 offences and a difference of 3.98 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Patchway's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 175% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Patchway 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

23% higher, regional crime rate

South West

3.9% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Patchway is 23% higher than the South West and 3.9% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Patchway Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Patchway

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021761,067
2020761,072
201968958
201860842
201757808
201659837

Crime in Patchway Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Patchway This Year

 PatchwayGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20014.2123,89225.91 82% safer
Bicycle Theft40.285800.63 125% safer
Burglary342.422,7522.98 23% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1389.805,4295.89 40% more dangerous
Drugs533.771,4101.53 59% more dangerous
Other Crime302.131,1551.25 41% more dangerous
Other Theft725.113,7584.08 20% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.433200.35 19% more dangerous
Public Order14210.094,9695.39 47% more dangerous
Robbery60.433450.37 14% more dangerous
Shoplifting161.142,8243.06 168% safer
Theft From the Person40.282060.22 21% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime563.982,3272.52 37% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences50635.9522,24024.12 33% more dangerous

Patchway Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Coleford50855.6436% safer
Cirencester1,18560.1626% safer
Cinderford55861.6523% safer
Quedgeley1,35861.6923% safer
Tewkesbury73064.1818% safer
Patchway1,06775.80-
Filton1,10997.9023% more dangerous
Stroud1,37099.0723% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Patchway

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Recent Crimes in Patchway

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fir Tree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Derwent CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Highwood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rodway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Willow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Derwent CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Highwood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Epney CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Callicroft RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highwood RoadFormal action is not in the public interest

Patchway Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17182114 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.920.710.780.28 Safer
Burglary3.164.62.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson991110 Getting worse
Drugs3.84.34.03.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.990.851.32.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.6565 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.570.430.710.43 Getting worse
Public Order67910 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.360.280.43 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.990.500.781.1 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.140.280.28 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.93.754.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24303236 Getting worse

Changes In Patchway's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Patchway to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9390% safer
Birmingham49.6053% safer
Barnet67.0813% safer
Patchway75.80-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0316% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Patchway's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Patchway1,06776First

Crime in Patchway During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Patchway change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Patchway saw a 350% increase in criminal damage and arson. Patchway saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 82% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+37%-32%+54%+44%+6%+60%--25%+8%-50%
Bicycle Theft--+100%--75%-----
Burglary--75%-22%-43%-33%-17%+17%+40%-82%-40%
Criminal Damage and Arson+133%---+88%+160%+33%+350%+21%-35%
Drugs+300%-25%-33%-78%+250%+67%-40%-67%-57%-
Other Crime-+200%---50%----50%-
Other Theft----57%+33%+40%+150%+175%+17%-56%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+71%+120%-10%-18%-7%+86%+86%+233%+200%-33%
Robbery---67%-------
Shoplifting---------+50%
Vehicle Crime-+25%-80%--50%+100%---+180%
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%+20%+39%-32%-7%+73%+28%+28%-15%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Patchway

What police force serves Patchway?
Patchway's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Patchway?
Patchway is the third most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire.

What is Patchway's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Patchway are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Patchway?
Patchway's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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