Tewkesbury Crime Overview

Tewkesbury is the third most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire, and the the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tewkesbury in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% higher than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Tewkesbury ranks as the the 349th safest small town, and the the 2,783rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Tewkesbury was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Tewkesbury residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Tewkesbury recorded 12 reports of burglary during June 2020, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for burglary in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Tewkesbury are violence and sexual offences, with 182 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 212 offences and a difference of 2.64 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Tewkesbury's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Tewkesbury This Year

 TewkesburyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour51445.1925,80337.3617% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft121.056030.8717% more dangerous
Burglary554.842,1373.0936% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson575.013,7455.428% safer
Drugs312.731,2681.8433% more dangerous
Other Crime110.975520.8018% more dangerous
Other Theft534.662,5283.6621% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.262350.3431% safer
Public Order554.842,6543.8421% more dangerous
Robbery10.092810.41356% safer
Shoplifting504.401,8852.7338% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.261440.2119% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime363.162,2013.190.95% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18216.0012,08517.509% safer

Tewkesbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brockworth34838.7625% safer
Lydney39642.1914% safer
Coleford39743.4811% safer
Quedgeley1,02146.384.1% safer
Cirencester94848.130.27% safer
Tewkesbury54948.26-
Cinderford46050.825% more dangerous
Stroud1,11880.8540% more dangerous

Tewkesbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37282945Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.01.31.01.0Safer
Burglary664.54.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011125Safer
Drugs3.03.22.32.7Safer
Other Crime1.10.620.530.97Getting worse
Other Theft7874.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.440.180.26Safer
Public Order1.01.44.14.8Getting worse
Robbery0.350.350.350.09Safer
Shoplifting6664.4Safer
Theft From the Person0.441.50.880.26Safer
Vehicle Crime81063.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15161916Safer

Comparing Tewkesbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Tewkesbury48.26-
Coventry71.5033% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9935% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2335% more dangerous
Croydon77.1837% more dangerous
Bradford79.1939% more dangerous
London80.7040% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0246% more dangerous
Bristol91.5747% more dangerous
Leeds91.9047% more dangerous
Leicester102.5153% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Tewkesbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tewkesbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Tewkesbury saw a 1,700% increase in shoplifting. Tewkesbury saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+4%+194%+240%+43%+62%+109%+156%+50%+33%
Bicycle Theft----+50%-+50%--
Burglary---+200%+40%+40%+33%-71%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+125%-67%+100%-67%-24%-71%-70%-43%-83%
Drugs-33%+100%+200%+150%+100%-75%-+200%-50%
Other Crime------+100%--
Other Theft--83%+29%-57%+33%-+75%--67%
Public Order+100%+40%-+100%+167%--67%+67%+20%
Shoplifting+50%-83%-50%--20%-57%--+1,700%
Theft From the Person---83%------
Vehicle Crime-40%-90%-67%-63%--83%+100%+100%-40%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+18%+18%--23%-29%-43%+50%+33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tewkesbury

What police force serves Tewkesbury?
Tewkesbury's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Tewkesbury?
Tewkesbury is the third most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire.
What is Tewkesbury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Tewkesbury are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Tewkesbury?
Tewkesbury's least common crime is robbery.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021