Yate Crime Overview

Yate is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yate in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yate is the 406th safest small town, and the 2,990th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Yate was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for public order, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.80 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Yate residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Yate recorded 11 reports of other theft during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.49 the worst small town for other theft in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Yate are violence and sexual offences, with 458 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 483 offences and a difference of 1.10 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Yate's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 175% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Crime in Yate Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Yate This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37916.7430,53933.1298% safer
Bicycle Theft231.028520.9210% more dangerous
Burglary361.592,9043.1598% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1034.555,1605.6023% safer
Drugs251.101,6541.7963% safer
Other Crime210.938370.912.2% more dangerous
Other Theft763.363,6423.9518% safer
Possession of Weapons60.272980.3219% safer
Public Order1838.084,1194.4745% more dangerous
Robbery140.623880.4232% more dangerous
Shoplifting1104.862,8023.0437% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.181860.2011% safer
Vehicle Crime853.753,1973.477% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences45820.2316,82218.2410% more dangerous

Yate Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thornbury57543.1617% safer
Coleford42146.1110% safer
Stoke Gifford95647.167% safer
Lydney44347.207% safer
Cirencester99550.520.02% safer
Tewkesbury60553.195% more dangerous
Cinderford48954.036% more dangerous
Patchway1,07276.1534% more dangerous
Filton90880.1637% more dangerous
Stroud1,19186.1341% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yate

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Yate Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour18171617Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.660.970.881.0Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7574.6Safer
Drugs0.840.710.841.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.840.621.20.93Getting worse
Other Theft63.863.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order6668Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Shoplifting4.263.44.9Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.270.490.18Safer
Vehicle Crime2. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14172120Getting worse

Changes In Yate's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Yate's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Brinsham Fields411-832.7
Kingsgate Park622--21.7
Tynedale Avenue Park2--1108

Comparing Yate to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Yate's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yate Kingsgate28839Third
Yate North43958First
Yate West34354Second

Crime in Yate During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yate change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Yate saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Yate saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-40%+42%+44%+50%+24%-3%+76%-21%-45%
Bicycle Theft----20%-+400%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+22%-67%-20%-33%-67%+33%-7%-40%-78%-62%
Other Crime---67%+50%--+200%-67%-50%-50%
Other Theft-14%-45%-77%+22%+22%-67%-44%-60%-75%+13%
Public Order+77%-13%-53%+6%-30%+200%+109%+64%-43%-9%
Theft From the Person--67%------50%--
Vehicle Crime+400%-83%+14%+325%+400%-40%+25%-83%+33%+600%
Violence and Sexual Offences-3%-18%+31%-39%-13%+35%-15%-20%--17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yate

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021