Patchway Crime Overview

Patchway is the third most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Patchway in 2020 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 39% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Patchway is the 151st most dangerous small town, and the 1,138th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Patchway was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Patchway residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Patchway recorded 13 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.92 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Patchway are violence and sexual offences, with 450 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 424 offences and a difference of 1.85 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Patchway's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 25% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Patchway Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Patchway This Year

 PatchwayGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28920.5330,53933.1261% safer
Bicycle Theft110.788520.9218% safer
Burglary644.552,9043.1531% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson15410.945,1605.6049% more dangerous
Drugs574.051,6541.7956% more dangerous
Other Crime181.288370.9129% more dangerous
Other Theft856.043,6423.9535% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons100.712980.3255% more dangerous
Public Order1309.234,1194.4752% more dangerous
Robbery40.283880.4250% safer
Shoplifting110.782,8023.04290% safer
Theft From the Person40.281860.2029% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime745.263,1973.4734% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences45031.9716,82218.2443% more dangerous

Patchway Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lydney44347.2061% safer
Cirencester99550.5251% safer
Yate1,14450.5351% safer
Tewkesbury60553.1943% safer
Cinderford48954.0341% safer
Patchway1,07276.15-
Filton90880.165% more dangerous
Stroud1,19186.1312% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Patchway

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Recent Crimes in Patchway

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Atwell DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Atwell DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Southsea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Derwent CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Public orderOn or near Derwent CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highwood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bradley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Callicroft RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Callicroft RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Callicroft RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Patchway Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18171821Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.850.920.710.78Safer
Burglary4.83.164.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson99911Getting worse
Drugs3.03.84.34.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.990.851.3Getting worse
Other Theft4.54.656Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.210.570.430.71Getting worse
Public Order5679Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.280.360.28Safer
Shoplifting0.710.990.500.78Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.070.360.140.28Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.34.93.75Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences23243032Getting worse

Changes In Patchway's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Patchway to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7112% safer
Patchway76.15-
Coventry77.411.6% more dangerous
Croydon83.228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8111% more dangerous
Bristol86.2112% more dangerous
Leicester97.4422% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8726% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2829% more dangerous
Bradford133.0243% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Patchway's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Patchway1,07276First

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021