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Crime and Safety in Winterbourne, Gloucestershire

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Winterbourne is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 112nd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 306 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winterbourne in 2021 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winterbourne is the 174th safest small town, and the 5,006th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Winterbourne was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Gloucestershire for vehicle crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.73 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2017 was also a bad month for Winterbourne residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Winterbourne are violence and sexual offences, with 158 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 16. This is the same as 2020's figure of 158 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Winterbourne's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Winterbourne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

54% lower, regional crime rate

South West

91% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Winterbourne is 54% lower than the South West and 91% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Winterbourne Crime Rate Over Time

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Winterbourne Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Winterbourne represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Winterbourne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202138367
202043409
201936345
201840385
201741390
201641394

Crime in Winterbourne Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Winterbourne This Year

 WinterbourneGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour838.6323,89225.91 200% safer
Bicycle Theft10.105800.63 530% safer
Burglary282.912,7522.98 2.4% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson414.275,4295.89 38% safer
Drugs20.211,4101.53 629% safer
Other Crime90.941,1551.25 33% safer
Other Theft293.023,7584.08 35% safer
Public Order606.244,9695.39 14% more dangerous
Robbery20.213450.37 76% safer
Shoplifting101.042,8243.06 194% safer
Theft From the Person10.102060.22 120% safer
Vehicle Crime262.702,3272.52 7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15816.4422,24024.12 47% safer

Winterbourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bradley Stoke65230.1926% safer
Cam26931.2222% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.1312% safer
Bishop's Cleeve47334.4511% safer
Churchdown40735.587% safer
Winterbourne36738.18-
West Dean43340.486% more dangerous
Thornbury57543.1612% more dangerous
Mangotsfield Rural69548.2921% more dangerous
Dursley37048.3721% more dangerous
Stoke Gifford98648.6422% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Winterbourne

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Recent Crimes in Winterbourne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holmwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Players CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Players CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Filton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ludwell CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belfields LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sallys WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holmwood CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ludwell CloseLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beaver CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Filton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gazzard RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AbbeydaleUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mount CrescentOffender given a caution
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GullyUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Winterbourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour87109 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.620.620.420.10 Safer
Burglary4.43.82.82.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.63.84.34.3 Safer
Drugs0.210.421.20.21 Safer
Other Crime0.620.620.730.94 Getting worse
Other Theft4.94.03.13.0 Safer
Public Order3.84.076 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.420.520.21 Safer
Shoplifting2.81.10.211.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.100.310.210.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.33.662.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13131616 Getting 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 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Whiteshill Common4---424.6

Comparing Winterbourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Winterbourne38.18-
Coventry39.934.4% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6023% more dangerous
Barnet67.0843% more dangerous
Croydon82.4854% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0358% more dangerous
Bristol90.5258% more dangerous
Leicester111.5966% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0669% more dangerous
Bradford132.2871% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in Winterbourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Winterbourne19731First

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 400% increase in vehicle crime. Winterbourne saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+120%-33%+100%+63%+120%+180%--27%-29%+100%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-50%-43%+200%--50%+100%-+33%-83%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%+250%--+300%--88%+67%-50%
Drugs---------+100%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-29%-50%-40%-33%+33%---50%+50%-
Public Order+133%-67%+167%+38%--25%+200%+175%+50%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--------+100%-
Vehicle Crime+100%+20%+400%+33%--25%+40%+350%--33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-88%+100%+100%+12%+56%+46%-8%-+117%-36%

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 10 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 bicycle theft.

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