West Dean Crime Overview

West Dean is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and the the 80th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West Dean in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, West Dean ranks as the the 161st safest small town, and the the 4,574th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, West Dean was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for West Dean residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. West Dean recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in West Dean are violence and sexual offences, with 212 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 38% higher than 2019's figure of 132 offences and a difference of 7.48 from 2019's crime rate of 12. West Dean's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in West Dean This Year

 West DeanGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35032.7225,80337.3614% safer
Bicycle Theft80.756030.8716% safer
Burglary262.432,1373.0927% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson545.053,7455.427% safer
Drugs80.751,2681.84145% safer
Other Crime70.655520.8023% safer
Other Theft262.432,5283.6651% safer
Possession of Weapons40.372350.348% more dangerous
Public Order222.062,6543.8486% safer
Theft From the Person10.091440.21133% safer
Vehicle Crime161.502,2013.19113% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21219.8212,08517.5012% more dangerous

West Dean Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown25322.1262% safer
Bishop's Cleeve31322.8057% safer
Cam20724.0249% safer
Charlton Kings34532.859% safer
Dursley27435.820.22% safer
West Dean38435.90-
Brockworth34838.767% more dangerous
Lydney39642.1915% more dangerous
Coleford39743.4817% more dangerous
Quedgeley1,02146.3823% more dangerous
Cirencester94848.1325% more dangerous

West Dean Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27211733Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.470.192.30.75Safer
Burglary3.51.93.82.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.74.44.25Getting worse
Drugs0.650.841.30.75Safer
Other Crime0.370.470.560.65Getting worse
Other Theft3.72.72.72.4Safer
Possession of Weapons--0.090.37Getting worse
Public Order1.80.471.02.1Getting worse
Theft From the Person0.090.280.190.09Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.92.31.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10121220Getting worse

Comparing West Dean to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
West Dean35.90-
Coventry71.5050% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9951% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2352% more dangerous
Croydon77.1853% more dangerous
Bradford79.1955% more dangerous
London80.7056% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0260% more dangerous
Bristol91.5761% more dangerous
Leeds91.9061% more dangerous
Leicester102.5165% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9466% more dangerous

Crime in West Dean During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in West Dean change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when West Dean saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. West Dean saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 80% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+31%+306%+600%+140%+30%+189%-46%+119%+267%
Burglary-----+33%-50%-75%-80%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+175%+350%+50%-67%+75%-57%--60%
Drugs--+50%---+100%--
Other Crime------+100%+200%-
Other Theft+33%-+150%+100%----33%-60%
Public Order------50%-25%--67%
Vehicle Crime---67%-67%-80%-50%-50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+129%+18%+100%+6%+122%+20%+108%+50%+38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in West Dean

What police force serves West Dean?
West Dean's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is West Dean?
West Dean is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is West Dean's most common crime?
The most common crimes in West Dean are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in West Dean?
West Dean's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021