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.
West Dean Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in West Dean This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||350||32.72||25,803||37.36||14% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||8||0.75||603||0.87||16% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||54||5.05||3,745||5.42||7% safer|
|Other Crime||7||0.65||552||0.80||23% safer|
|Other Theft||26||2.43||2,528||3.66||51% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||4||0.37||235||0.34||8% more dangerous|
|Public Order||22||2.06||2,654||3.84||86% safer|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.09||144||0.21||133% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||16||1.50||2,201||3.19||113% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||212||19.82||12,085||17.50||12% more dangerous|
West Dean Compared to Nearby Small Towns
|Small Towns||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Bishop's Cleeve||313||22.80||57% safer|
|Charlton Kings||345||32.85||9% safer|
|Brockworth||348||38.76||7% more dangerous|
|Lydney||396||42.19||15% more dangerous|
|Coleford||397||43.48||17% more dangerous|
|Quedgeley||1,021||46.38||23% more dangerous|
|Cirencester||948||48.13||25% more dangerous|
West Dean Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||27||21||17||33||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.7||4.4||4.2||5||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||0.37||0.47||0.56||0.65||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||0.09||0.37||Getting worse|
|Public Order||1.8||0.47||1.0||2.1||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.09||0.28||0.19||0.09||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||10||12||12||20||Getting worse|
Comparing West Dean to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||50% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||51% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||52% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||53% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||55% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||56% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||60% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||61% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||61% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||65% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||66% 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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||+175%||+350%||+50%||-67%||+75%||-57%||-||-60%|
|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