Winterbourne Crime Overview

Winterbourne is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 102nd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winterbourne in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winterbourne is the 199th safest small town, and the 4,961st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Winterbourne was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for vehicle crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.73 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2018 was also a bad month for Winterbourne residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Winterbourne recorded 1 report of robbery during May 2015, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for robbery in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Winterbourne are violence and sexual offences, with 143 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 111 offences and a difference of 3.33 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Winterbourne'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 Winterbourne Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Winterbourne This Year

 WinterbourneGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour838.6330,53933.12284% safer
Bicycle Theft30.318520.92197% safer
Burglary252.602,9043.1521% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson353.645,1605.6054% safer
Drugs101.041,6541.7972% safer
Other Crime60.628370.9147% safer
Other Theft272.813,6423.9541% safer
Possession of Weapons20.212980.3252% safer
Public Order525.414,1194.4717% more dangerous
Robbery50.523880.4219% more dangerous
Shoplifting20.212,8023.041348% safer
Theft From the Person10.101860.20100% safer
Vehicle Crime464.793,1973.4728% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences14314.8816,82218.2423% safer

Winterbourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Quedgeley54024.5351% safer
Bishop's Cleeve34625.2047% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.2247% safer
Cam22926.5840% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.1923% safer
Winterbourne35737.14-
Dodington30637.751.6% more dangerous
Dursley29838.954.6% more dangerous
West Dean42139.366% more dangerous
Stonehouse33741.9611% more dangerous
Thornbury57543.1614% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Winterbourne

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Recent Crimes in Winterbourne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaOffender given a caution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cannans CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cannans CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cannans CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Common RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The StreamOffender given a caution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bradstone RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The NewlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holmwood CloseLocal resolution
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holmwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Public orderOn or near Cuckoo LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Public orderOn or near Common RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beaver CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Winterbourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8769Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.210.620.420.31Safer
Burglary4.44.03.52.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.54.53.63.6Safer
Drugs0.420.210.421.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.420.620.620.62Getting worse
Other Theft4.94.64.02.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.100.210.21Getting worse
Public Order3.23.13.25Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.100.310.52Getting worse
Shoplifting4.32.81.10.21Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.100.100.210.10Safer
Vehicle Crime4.53.83.14.8Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10121215Getting worse

Changes In Winterbourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Winterbourne's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Whiteshill Common4---424.6

Comparing Winterbourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Winterbourne37.14-
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8157% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Winterbourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Winterbourne25039First

Crime in Winterbourne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Winterbourne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Winterbourne saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Winterbourne saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%-33%+117%+38%+100%+160%--27%-50%+50%
Burglary-50%-33%+100%--50%+100%-+33%-83%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-50%+250%--33%+200%--86%+67%-50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-29%-75%-60%-33%+33%-25%--50%+50%-
Public Order+100%-67%+133%+100%--29%+200%+200%-50%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--------+100%-
Vehicle Crime+100%+67%+300%-33%-33%+50%+40%+300%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-86%+50%+109%+20%+33%+100%+10%+9%+100%-43%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Winterbourne

What police force serves Winterbourne?
Winterbourne's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Winterbourne?
Winterbourne is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Winterbourne's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Winterbourne are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Winterbourne?
Winterbourne's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021