Tewkesbury Crime Overview

Tewkesbury is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tewkesbury in 2020 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tewkesbury is the 401st most dangerous small town, and the 2,692nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Tewkesbury was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for drugs, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.79 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Tewkesbury residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Tewkesbury recorded 18 reports of shoplifting during November 2020, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst small town for shoplifting in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Tewkesbury are violence and sexual offences, with 203 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 4.4% lower than 2019's figure of 212 offences and a difference of 0.79 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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Crime in Tewkesbury Compared To Gloucestershire

Summary of Crimes in Tewkesbury This Year

 TewkesburyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour55148.4430,53933.1232% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft121.058520.9212% more dangerous
Burglary585.102,9043.1538% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson645.635,1605.600.53% more dangerous
Drugs332.901,6541.7938% more dangerous
Other Crime110.978370.916% more dangerous
Other Theft575.013,6423.9521% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.262980.3223% safer
Public Order575.014,1194.4711% more dangerous
Robbery10.093880.42367% safer
Shoplifting605.272,8023.0442% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.261860.2023% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime433.783,1973.478% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences20317.8516,82218.242.2% safer

Tewkesbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Coleford42146.1115% safer
Stoke Gifford95647.1613% safer
Lydney44347.2013% safer
Cirencester99550.525% safer
Yate1,14450.535% safer
Tewkesbury60553.19-
Cinderford48954.031.6% more dangerous
Patchway1,07276.1530% more dangerous
Filton90880.1634% more dangerous
Stroud1,19186.1338% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tewkesbury

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Tewkesbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37282948Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.01.31.01.0Safer
Burglary664.55Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011126Safer
Drugs3.03.22.32.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.620.530.97Getting worse
Other Theft7875Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.440.180.26Safer
Public Order1.01.44.15Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.350.350.09Safer
Shoplifting6665Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.441.50.880.26Safer
Vehicle Crime81063.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15161918Getting worse

Changes In Tewkesbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tewkesbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tewkesbury53.19-
Barnet67.7121% more dangerous
Coventry77.4131% more dangerous
Croydon83.2236% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8138% more dangerous
Bristol86.2138% more dangerous
Leicester97.4445% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8748% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2850% more dangerous
Bradford133.0260% more dangerous
Leeds137.1061% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+4%+194%+240%+43%+62%+109%+156%+50%+33%+16%
Bicycle Theft----+50%-+50%---
Burglary---+200%+40%+40%+33%-71%--57%
Criminal Damage and Arson+125%-67%+100%-67%-24%-71%-70%-43%-83%-68%
Drugs-33%+100%+200%+150%+100%-75%-+200%-50%-50%
Other Crime------+100%---
Other Theft--83%+29%-57%+33%-+75%--67%-50%
Public Order+100%+40%-+100%+167%--67%+67%+20%-71%
Shoplifting+50%-83%-50%--20%-57%--+1,700%+11%
Theft From the Person---83%-------
Vehicle Crime-40%-90%-67%-63%--83%+100%+100%-40%-30%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+18%+18%--23%-29%-43%+50%+33%-9%

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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021