Stroud Crime Overview
Stroud is the most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire, and the among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stroud in 2020 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% higher than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Stroud ranks as the the 105th most dangerous small town, and the the 759th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2020, Stroud was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Stroud residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Stroud recorded 19 reports of criminal damage and arson during May 2020, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Gloucestershire that month.
The most common crimes in Stroud are violence and sexual offences, with 419 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 27% lower than 2019's figure of 533 offences and a difference of 8.24 from 2019's crime rate of 39. Stroud's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 180% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.
Stroud Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Stroud This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||994||71.88||25,803||37.36||48% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||17||1.23||603||0.87||29% more dangerous|
|Burglary||68||4.92||2,137||3.09||37% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||155||11.21||3,745||5.42||52% more dangerous|
|Drugs||57||4.12||1,268||1.84||55% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||16||1.16||552||0.80||31% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||84||6.07||2,528||3.66||40% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||5||0.36||235||0.34||6% more dangerous|
|Public Order||100||7.23||2,654||3.84||47% more dangerous|
|Robbery||12||0.87||281||0.41||53% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||95||6.87||1,885||2.73||60% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||8||0.58||144||0.21||64% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||82||5.93||2,201||3.19||46% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||419||30.30||12,085||17.50||42% more dangerous|
Stroud Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||61||66||54||72||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||16||15||11||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.58||0.87||1.5||1.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.65||1.0||1.0||0.36||Safer|
|Public Order||3.4||5||10||7||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.43||1.0||1.7||0.58||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||24||30||39||30||Safer|
Comparing Stroud to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||89.02||9% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||12% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||12% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||21% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||24% more dangerous|
Crime in Stroud During Coronavirus Lockdowns
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stroud change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Stroud saw a 600% increase in drugs. Stroud saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019. Rates of criminal damage and arson and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Stroud's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-43%||-44%||-30%||-48%||-29%||-33%||-57%||-33%||-14%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-67%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-60%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-50%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+11%||-37%||+7%||+38%||-11%||-42%||-46%||-23%||-47%|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stroud
What police force serves Stroud?Stroud's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Stroud?Stroud is the most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire.
What is Stroud's most common crime?The most common crimes in Stroud are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stroud?Stroud's least common crimes are possession of weapons.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2021