Crime in Gloucester compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2017, the crime rate in Gloucester was lower than the average crime rate across similar areas.

Crime in Gloucester compared with crime in other similar areas

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Gloucester lies below the green line, so its crime rate is lower 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.

Crime rate
Upper bound 99.90
Most Similar Group average 89.56
Lower bound 80.29
Torbay 72.65
Plymouth 73.28
Eastbourne 75.63
Gloucester 78.69
North Tyneside 79.67
Derby 81.72
Southend-on-Sea 83.98
Sheffield 84.34
Bury 84.46
Slough 87.08
Cardiff 99.83
Northampton 101.30
Ipswich 102.65
Leeds 114.37
Southampton 123.76

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Gloucester compared with crime in the Gloucestershire force area

In the year ending March 2017, the crime rate in Gloucester was higher than average for the Gloucestershire force area.

Crime in Gloucester compared with crime in the Gloucestershire 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.

Crime rate
Force average 50.81
Stroud 34.56
Forest of Dean 34.73
Cotswold 36.05
Tewkesbury 36.93
Cheltenham 69.39
Gloucester 78.69

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Gloucester and in the Gloucestershire force area

In the quarter ending March 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Gloucester
  • up in the Gloucestershire force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

Crime changes over time in Gloucester and in the Gloucestershire force area

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.

Date Crime rate
Gloucester Most Similar Group average Gloucestershire Gloucester
March 2014 17.06 11.43 18.15
June 2014 17.90 11.60 19.29
September 2014 18.21 12.43 17.38
December 2014 18.94 12.30 18.22
March 2015 18.28 11.06 15.99
June 2015 19.83 12.23 18.98
September 2015 19.53 11.85 19.11
December 2015 20.27 12.83 20.01
March 2016 19.76 11.44 18.10
June 2016 21.08 11.58 18.72
September 2016 22.14 12.60 19.97
December 2016 22.95 12.54 18.94
March 2017 23.40 14.08 21.07

(Source: ONS)