Crime in Gloucester compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending December 2017, the crime rate in Gloucester was lower 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. 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.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 108.77
Most Similar Group average 96.98
Lower bound 86.47
Area Crime rate
Derby 81.61
Gloucester 83.74
Southend-on-Sea 84.32
Eastbourne 84.51
Torbay 84.72
Plymouth 84.74
Slough 88.52
North Tyneside 91.51
Sheffield 97.74
Bury 100.12
Northampton 101.08
Cardiff 104.84
Ipswich 118.83
Leeds 121.54
Southampton 126.93

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Gloucester compared with crime in the Gloucestershire force area

In the year ending December 2017, the crime rate in Gloucester was higher than average for 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.

Area Crime rate
Force average 54.98
Cotswold 37.85
Forest of Dean 38.52
Stroud 39.04
Tewkesbury 40.51
Cheltenham 74.83
Gloucester 83.74

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending December 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Gloucester
  • up in the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucester Most Similar Group average Gloucestershire Gloucester
December 2014 18.78 12.19 18.03
March 2015 18.12 10.95 15.82
June 2015 19.65 12.11 18.79
September 2015 19.37 11.79 18.98
December 2015 20.09 12.74 19.81
March 2016 19.57 11.34 17.91
June 2016 20.92 11.50 18.55
September 2016 22.04 12.45 19.68
December 2016 22.92 12.41 18.85
March 2017 22.90 13.94 20.79
June 2017 24.55 13.84 20.41
September 2017 25.03 14.18 22.55
December 2017 24.51 13.01 19.99

(Source: ONS)

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