Crime Statistics for Bristol, City of Bristol, 2024

There were a total of 907 street level crime incidents in Bristol in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Bristol, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime306
Anti Social Behaviour129
Public Order93
Vehicle Crime91
Criminal Damage Arson70
Other Theft59
Other Crime15
Theft From The Person9
Possession Of Weapons8
Bicycle Theft7
All Crime907

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Bristol. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Bristol

We've taken the ten nearest places to Bristol and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Bristol has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Montpelier (0.88 miles)1571
Ashley Down (0.62 miles)925
Lockleaze (0.62 miles)480
Bishopston (1.24 miles)474
Redland (1.24 miles)474
Crew’s Hole (1.75 miles)437
Broomhill (1.39 miles)387
Horfield (0.88 miles)374
Henleaze (1.39 miles)290

of Redland residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Bristol?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Bristol and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Ashley Down271
Crew’s Hole183

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Bristol?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Bristol to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Bristol compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Bristol and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Bristol is ranked #8.

2St George West87
4Lawrence Hill86
7Bishopston and Ashley Down73
9Hotwells and Harbourside72
11Clifton Down56

Which road in Bristol has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Bristol with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Gloucester Road.

Last updated: March 2024
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