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Crime and Safety in Yate

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Yate is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yate in 2021 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.91% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yate is the 376th safest small town, and the 2,940th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Yate was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for public order, with 24 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Yate residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Yate recorded 19 reports of criminal damage and arson during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.84 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Yate are violence and sexual offences, with 562 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 458 offences and a difference of 4.59 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Yate's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 43% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Yate 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

11% lower, regional crime rate

South West

45% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Yate is 11% lower than the South West and 45% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Yate Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Yate

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021531,197
2020511,144
2019531,194
2018451,018
2017451,009
2016471,060

Crime in Yate Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Yate This Year

 YateGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28112.4123,89225.91 109% safer
Bicycle Theft160.715800.63 11% more dangerous
Burglary281.242,7522.98 140% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1205.305,4295.89 11% safer
Drugs150.661,4101.53 132% safer
Other Crime251.101,1551.25 14% safer
Other Theft853.753,7584.08 9% safer
Possession of Weapons80.353200.350% safer
Public Order1797.914,9695.39 32% more dangerous
Robbery140.623450.37 40% more dangerous
Shoplifting883.892,8243.06 21% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.312060.22 29% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime502.212,3272.52 14% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences56224.8222,24024.12 2.8% more dangerous

Yate Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Dean43340.4831% safer
Thornbury57543.1622% safer
Mangotsfield Rural69548.299% safer
Dursley37048.379% safer
Stoke Gifford98648.649% safer
Yate1,19752.87-
Lydney51354.663.3% more dangerous
Stonehouse44455.294.4% more dangerous
Brockworth49955.584.9% more dangerous
Coleford50855.645.0% more dangerous
Cirencester1,18560.1612% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yate

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Recent Crimes in Yate

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bennett'S CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near DryleazeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beaufort RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near WoodmancoteUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cabot CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cheshire CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ChargroveLocal resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Link RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near HighwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near DryleazeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Piper RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maybank RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Piper RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near DryleazeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Piper RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near AbbotswoodUnable to prosecute suspect

Yate Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17161712 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.970.881.00.71 Safer
Burglary2.32.91.61.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson574.65 Safer
Drugs0.710.841.10.66 Safer
Other Crime0.621.20.931.1 Getting worse
Other Theft3.863.43.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.090.270.35 Getting worse
Public Order6688 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.530.620.62 Getting worse
Shoplifting63.44.93.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.490.180.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.62.53.82.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17212025 Getting 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 2021.

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
Yate52.87-
Barnet67.0821% more dangerous
Croydon82.4836% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0541% more dangerous
Bristol90.5242% more dangerous
Coventry102.2448% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Yate's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yate Kingsgate28238Third
Yate North51668First
Yate West32852Second

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-40%+42%+44%+50%+24%-3%+76%-21%-45%
Bicycle Theft----20%-+400%----
Burglary-40%-+150%-+50%-83%-50%-71%-67%-70%
Criminal Damage and Arson+22%-67%-20%-33%-67%+33%-7%-40%-78%-62%
Drugs---50%+67%-+100%-50%-+150%-
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%
Robbery--50%--+100%---50%--
Shoplifting+50%-33%+160%+75%-44%+50%+533%+100%+100%-67%
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 20 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).

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