West Dean Crime Overview

West Dean is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 93rd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West Dean in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West Dean is the 241st safest small town, and the 4,519th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, West Dean was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for West Dean residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.65 per 1,000 residents. West Dean recorded 5 reports of vehicle crime during July 2019, making its crime rate of 0.47 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in West Dean are violence and sexual offences, with 227 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 42% higher than 2019's figure of 132 offences and a difference of 8.88 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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Crime in West Dean Compared To Gloucestershire

Summary of Crimes in West Dean This Year

 West DeanGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38135.6230,53933.127% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.848520.9210% safer
Burglary312.902,9043.159% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson575.335,1605.605% safer
Drugs90.841,6541.79113% safer
Other Crime90.848370.918% safer
Other Theft292.713,6423.9546% safer
Possession of Weapons60.562980.3243% more dangerous
Public Order272.524,1194.4777% safer
Theft From the Person10.091860.20122% safer
Vehicle Crime161.503,1973.47131% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22721.2216,82218.2414% more dangerous

West Dean Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cam22926.5848% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.1930% safer
Winterbourne35737.146% safer
Dodington30637.754.3% safer
Dursley29838.951.1% safer
West Dean42139.36-
Stonehouse33741.966% more dangerous
Thornbury57543.169% more dangerous
Coleford42146.1115% more dangerous
Stoke Gifford95647.1617% more dangerous
Lydney44347.2017% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in West Dean

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West Dean Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27211736Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.470.192.30.84Safer
Burglary3.51.93.82.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.74.44.25Getting worse
Drugs0.650.841.30.84Safer
Other Crime0.370.470.560.84Getting worse
Other Theft3.72.72.72.7Safer
Possession of Weapons--0.090.56Getting worse
Public Order1.80.471.02.5Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.280.190.09Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.92.31.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10121221Getting worse

Changes In West Dean's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in West Dean's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in West Dean that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
New Fancy View11--120.52

Comparing West Dean to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
West Dean39.36-
Barnet67.7142% more dangerous
Coventry77.4149% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8154% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in West Dean's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bream, Pillowell & Yorkley35141First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+31%+306%+600%+140%+30%+189%-46%+119%+267%+94%
Bicycle Theft----------75%
Burglary-----+33%-50%-75%-80%+25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+175%+350%+50%-67%+75%-57%--60%-57%
Drugs--+50%---+100%---
Other Crime------+100%+200%-+100%
Other Theft+33%-+150%+100%----33%-60%+200%
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%+50%

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 20 most dangerous 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 (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021