Crime in Bristol compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending September 2017, the crime rate in Bristol was higher than the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Bristol lies above the red line, so its crime rate is higher than normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 113.73
Most Similar Group average 101.48
Lower bound 90.55
Area Crime rate
Coventry 68.74
Derby 81.04
Plymouth 81.68
Eastbourne 83.25
Luton 83.42
Slough 88.12
Reading 96.42
Northampton 101.61
Cardiff 102.04
Salford 108.60
Norwich 118.42
Bristol 122.41
Newcastle upon Tyne 126.94
Southampton 129.34
Portsmouth 130.21

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Bristol compared with crime in the Avon & Somerset force area

In the year ending September 2017, the crime rate in Bristol was higher than average for the Avon & Somerset force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 80.46
South Gloucestershire 59.06
Bath & North East Somerset 62.62
Somerset 67.11
North Somerset 69.00
Bristol 122.41

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Bristol and in the Avon & Somerset force area

In the quarter ending September 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Bristol
  • up in the Avon & Somerset force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Bristol Most Similar Group average Avon & Somerset Bristol
September 2014 19.29 15.23 23.89
December 2014 19.86 14.56 23.42
March 2015 19.56 13.88 22.49
June 2015 21.28 16.85 25.87
September 2015 20.68 17.41 26.58
December 2015 21.36 16.55 26.29
March 2016 21.12 18.29 27.56
June 2016 22.21 20.52 30.11
September 2016 23.50 20.29 30.38
December 2016 24.31 19.20 28.95
March 2017 24.56 19.51 30.16
June 2017 26.01 21.15 32.58
September 2017 26.61 20.60 30.72

(Source: ONS)

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