Crime Statistics for Bristol, City of Bristol, April 2021

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Crime Statistics for Bristol, Bristol, City of Bristol
Crime Statistics for Bristol, Bristol, City of Bristol
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Bristol using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so April 2021 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 764 street level crime incidents in Bristol in April 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

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 Crime231
Anti Social Behaviour171
Public Order96
Criminal Damage Arson58
Vehicle Crime56
Other Theft39
Bicycle Theft17
Other Crime11
Theft From The Person10
Possession Of Weapons6
All Crime764

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2021

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.

How grim is your Postcode?

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 town; ?> 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)1217
Ashley Down (0.62 miles)683
Lockleaze (0.62 miles)461
Redland (1.24 miles)438
Bishopston (1.24 miles)438
Crew’s Hole (1.75 miles)359
Horfield (0.88 miles)353
Broomhill (1.39 miles)338
Henleaze (1.39 miles)280

of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

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 Down190
Crew’s Hole123

Last updated: April 2021
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