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Crime and Safety in Tewkesbury

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Tewkesbury is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tewkesbury in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tewkesbury is the 310th most dangerous small town, and the 1,901st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Tewkesbury was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Tewkesbury residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Tewkesbury recorded 2 reports of robbery during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for robbery in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Tewkesbury are violence and sexual offences, with 301 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 33% higher than 2020's figure of 203 offences and a difference of 8.61 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Tewkesbury's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 57% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Tewkesbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

9% higher, regional crime rate

South West

19% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tewkesbury is 9% higher than the South West and 19% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tewkesbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Tewkesbury Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Tewkesbury 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 Tewkesbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202164730
202053605
201962709
201865744
201759676
201668769

Crime in Tewkesbury Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Tewkesbury This Year

 TewkesburyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45239.7423,89225.91 35% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.795800.63 20% more dangerous
Burglary353.082,7522.98 3.2% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1079.415,4295.89 37% more dangerous
Drugs201.761,4101.53 13% more dangerous
Other Crime161.411,1551.25 11% more dangerous
Other Theft665.803,7584.08 30% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.793200.35 56% more dangerous
Public Order746.514,9695.39 17% more dangerous
Robbery90.793450.37 53% more dangerous
Shoplifting353.082,8243.06 0.65% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.622060.22 65% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime423.692,3272.52 32% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences30126.4622,24024.12 9% more dangerous

Tewkesbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brockworth49955.5815% safer
Coleford50855.6415% safer
Cirencester1,18560.167% safer
Cinderford55861.654.1% safer
Quedgeley1,35861.694.0% safer
Tewkesbury73064.18-
Patchway1,06775.8015% more dangerous
Filton1,10997.9034% more dangerous
Stroud1,37099.0735% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tewkesbury

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Recent Crimes in Tewkesbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Furrowfield ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Smith'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Canterbury LeysUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Conigree LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Neville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Margaret RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Swilgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Nelson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wenlock RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Canterbury LeysUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cotswold GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Neville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Devonshire PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near York RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BrooksideFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Theatre/Concert HallUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cotswold GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Red LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Tewkesbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28294840 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.01.00.79 Safer
Burglary64.553.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111269 Safer
Drugs3.22.32.91.8 Safer
Other Crime0.620.530.971.4 Getting worse
Other Theft8756 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.180.260.79 Getting worse
Public Order1.44.157 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.350.090.79 Getting worse
Shoplifting6653.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.50.880.260.62 Safer
Vehicle Crime1063.83.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16191826 Getting worse

Changes In Tewkesbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tewkesbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tewkesbury64.18-
Barnet67.084.3% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0529% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% 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 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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