How safe is Gloucester?

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How safe is Gloucester?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Gloucester, a place chiefly known for it’s stunning array of different historical architecture and sights to see, has also seen it’s fair share of crime and criminal activity over the years. It’s a question that springs to mind for most of us when presented with the prospect of visiting or even living in a given city, how safe is that city?

Well there are a lot of contradicting statements online about Gloucester, from dishevelled residents to those who see the city in a much lighter tone. Today I am going to look at the facts when it comes to crime rate and it’s effect on your safety within Gloucester. I will be using a website called plumplot for all of the data in this article, for more information on Gloucester crime rates, you can visit https://www.plumplot.co.uk/Gloucester-crime-stats.html

The biggest issue when it comes to crime in Gloucester is antisocial behaviour, making up 40.5% of all crimes, this is a huge issue as it currently sits at 148% of the national crime rate, meaning it is nearly 50% higher than average in the UK. Antisocial behaviour is a fairly broad term in the grand scheme of things, it refers to many different types of activity from causing a nuisance in terms of noise to trespassing on someone else’s property.

This can be an issue for a lot of people, as whilst anti-social behaviour does not cover acts of violence or aggression, it does make the area wherein which it is occurring a lot less pleasant to be around. This is also seen to be getting worse, as this figure actually comes after a 39.9% increase over the previous years findings making for a worrying statistic.

Looking at the other crime figures for Gloucester, it paints a vastly different picture than the anti-social behaviour data would lead you to believe. This is due to every other reported type of crime being below the national average, with the closest, bicycle theft crime, being only 89% and dropping. As a matter of fact, according to plumplot you will scarcely have to worry about someone stealing off of your person due to the fact that this is a measly 29% of the national crime rate, nearly 4 times less likely for it to happen in Gloucester than anywhere else on average. Now, whilst some aspects of crime have shot up such as public order crime seeing a massive 79.1% jump up, it still only sits at 73% of the national crime rate average.

From this data it is easy to extrapolate that in actuality Gloucester is a relatively safe place to live, with all but anti-social behaviour being relatively low in comparison to the national average. For those interested in the individual wards within Gloucester and whether they are safe, here is a ranking of them by crimes committed per 1,000 people by GloucestershireLive

  • Hucclecote 22.01
  • Longlevens 22.8
  • Abbey 23.35
  • Elmbridge 28.02
  • Quedgeley Severn Vale 29.52
  • Grange 43.67
  • Tuffley 52.99
  • Moreland 54.22
  • Quedgeley Fieldcourt 57.46
  • Barnwood 60.94
  • Matson and Robinswood 68.44
  • Podsmead 89.07
  • Kingsholm and Wotton 100.45
  • Barton and Tredworth 103.13
  • Westgate 409.49

As you can see, there is a huge discrepancy in crime between different areas in Gloucester, with Westgate seeing over 400 crimes committed per 1,000 people meanwhile, Hucclecote only see’s just over 22. Living in, working in and visiting Gloucester is like any other city in the long run, ensuring you keep your wits about you along with other necessary precautions such as locking doors and not walking home drunk at night time where it is most difficult to defend yourself can go a long way.

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