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Crime and Safety in Stonehouse

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Stonehouse is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stonehouse in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 5% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stonehouse is the 403rd safest small town, and the 2,699th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Stonehouse was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Stonehouse residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Stonehouse recorded 2 reports of other crime during August 2019, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for other crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Stonehouse are violence and sexual offences, with 251 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 35% higher than 2020's figure of 164 offences and a difference of 10.83 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Stonehouse's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Stonehouse 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

6% lower, regional crime rate

South West

38% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stonehouse is 6% lower than the South West and 38% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stonehouse Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Stonehouse 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 Stonehouse

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202155444
202042337
201955444
201852420
201737295
201637296

Crime in Stonehouse Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Stonehouse This Year

 StonehouseGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23228.8923,89225.91 10% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.255800.63 152% safer
Burglary293.612,7522.98 17% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson566.975,4295.89 15% more dangerous
Drugs81.001,4101.53 53% safer
Other Crime151.871,1551.25 33% more dangerous
Other Theft253.113,7584.08 31% safer
Possession of Weapons40.503200.35 30% more dangerous
Public Order334.114,9695.39 31% safer
Robbery40.503450.37 26% more dangerous
Shoplifting40.502,8243.06 512% safer
Vehicle Crime131.622,3272.52 56% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25131.2522,24024.12 23% more dangerous

Stonehouse Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mangotsfield Rural69548.2914% safer
Dursley37048.3714% safer
Stoke Gifford98648.6414% safer
Yate1,19752.874.6% safer
Lydney51354.661.2% safer
Stonehouse44455.29-
Brockworth49955.580.52% more dangerous
Coleford50855.640.63% more dangerous
Cirencester1,18560.168% more dangerous
Cinderford55861.6510% more dangerous
Quedgeley1,35861.6910% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stonehouse

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Recent Crimes in Stonehouse

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Severn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Barlow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Festival RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Severn RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sherborne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Magpie CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Festival RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sherborne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kimmins RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Midland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CourtLocal resolution
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Chestnut AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bath RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stonehouse Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34294329 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.870.250.370.25 Safer
Burglary64.52.13.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6867 Getting worse
Drugs1.51.61.11.0 Safer
Other Crime1.01.11.11.9 Getting worse
Other Theft3.55.02.93.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.750.620.250.50 Getting worse
Public Order2.44.03.64.1 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.370.500.50 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.41.10.50 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.44.72.91.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25242031 Getting worse

Changes In Stonehouse's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stonehouse to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stonehouse55.29-
Barnet67.0818% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Stonehouse's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stonehouse42753First

Crime in Stonehouse During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stonehouse change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Stonehouse saw a 263% increase in anti-social behaviour. Stonehouse saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+10%+228%+263%+75%-4%-+18%+71%-+100%
Burglary-25%--33%--+100%-86%---50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+50%-80%-29%--29%-88%+50%+50%-67%
Drugs----+200%----50%-
Other Crime----+200%-50%----
Other Theft---40%-25%-33%+25%-86%-25%--
Public Order-+100%+67%+100%-+25%-33%+200%--67%
Shoplifting-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime-71%---+100%--80%--82%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--71%-55%+43%+100%-26%-25%-25%--47%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stonehouse

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

How dangerous is Stonehouse?
Stonehouse is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire.

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

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

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