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Crime and Safety in Stroud, Gloucestershire

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Stroud is the most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stroud in 2021 was 99 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stroud is the 88th most dangerous small town, and the 601st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Stroud was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for criminal damage and arson, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Stroud residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.65 per 1,000 residents. Stroud recorded 14 reports of other theft during November 2021, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for other theft in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Stroud are violence and sexual offences, with 573 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 452 offences and a difference of 8.75 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Stroud's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 38% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Stroud 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

41% higher, regional crime rate

South West

23% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stroud is 41% higher than the South West and 23% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stroud Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Stroud 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 Stroud

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021991,370
2020861,191
20191081,496
20181021,412
2017991,375
2016731,012

Crime in Stroud Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Stroud This Year

 StroudGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour81158.6523,89225.91 56% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft141.015800.63 38% more dangerous
Burglary493.542,7522.98 16% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson18413.315,4295.89 56% more dangerous
Drugs352.531,4101.53 40% more dangerous
Other Crime453.251,1551.25 62% more dangerous
Other Theft987.093,7584.08 42% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.583200.35 40% more dangerous
Public Order1158.324,9695.39 35% more dangerous
Robbery130.943450.37 61% more dangerous
Shoplifting1259.042,8243.06 66% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.722060.22 69% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1017.302,3272.52 65% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences57341.4422,24024.12 42% more dangerous

Stroud Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cinderford55861.6561% safer
Quedgeley1,35861.6961% safer
Tewkesbury73064.1854% safer
Patchway1,06775.8031% safer
Filton1,10997.901.2% safer
Stroud1,37099.07-

Crime Over Time in Stroud

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Recent Crimes in Stroud

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Milton GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Burford DriveFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paganhill EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022RobberyOn or near Mason RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Russell StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near College RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Summer CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belle Vue CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Eagle Mill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near CornhillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paganhill EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gowle RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Spring LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Acre StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gibson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eagle Mill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Stroud Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour66547959 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.81.81.41.0 Safer
Burglary9753.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16151213 Safer
Drugs3.64.14.42.5 Safer
Other Crime0.871.51.23.2 Getting worse
Other Theft91067 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.01.00.360.58 Safer
Public Order61088 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.30.870.870.94 Safer
Shoplifting181179 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.70.580.72 Safer
Vehicle Crime6577 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences30393341 Getting worse

Changes In Stroud's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stroud to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0848% safer
Croydon82.4820% safer
Sheffield90.0510% safer
Bristol90.529% safer
Stroud99.07-
Coventry102.243.1% more dangerous
Leicester111.5911% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0619% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6424% more dangerous
Bradford132.2825% more dangerous
Leeds150.9434% more dangerous

Crime in Stroud's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stroud Town1,197102First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+151%+157%+35%+7%+9%+28%+4%+79%+96%
Bicycle Theft--67%+50%---67%--25%-+100%
Burglary-43%-91%-88%-50%-50%-57%+100%-33%-55%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-44%-30%-48%-29%-33%-57%-33%-14%-27%
Drugs+133%+600%-22%-80%+350%-+100%+17%-33%-33%
Other Crime----33%--50%-33%--33%-
Other Theft-38%-46%-46%-6%-33%-10%-42%-36%-86%-44%
Possession of Weapons----67%------
Public Order+30%+50%+200%-62%--37%-71%-18%-59%-58%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting-81%-17%-36%-11%-23%+38%+63%+250%+80%-83%
Theft From the Person-60%-------50%--
Vehicle Crime+100%-50%-67%+13%--75%+50%+38%+86%+13%
Violence and Sexual Offences+11%-37%+7%+38%-11%-43%-46%-23%-47%-28%

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.

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