Crime in Bristol Area in 2019/2020

Bristol Crime Com-parison 2020
Published: March 1, 2021

Crime in Bristol

Summary points

  • The total recorded crime rate (all crimes) in Bristol for 2019/20 was 113.5 crimes per 1,000
    of the population, a similar rate to the previous year.
  • 15.7% of Bristol residents said fear of crime affects their day-to-day life compared to 18% in
    the previous year.

All Crime Trend

The total number of recorded crimes in Bristol in 2019/20 was 52,601, a similar number to the previous year (52,392) (Figure 1). Violence against the person represented 30% of all recorded crimes in 2019/20 with 16,016 offences, followed by 10,595 ‘theft’ offences (20% of all crime) and 7,644 ‘public order offences’ (14.5% of all crime).

All Crime by ward

The crime offence rate (all crimes) across Bristol for 2019/20 was 113.5 per 1,000 of the population, similar to the previous year. The all crime rate (per 1,000 population) within the wards (see Figure 2) ranged from; Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze (43.4 per 1,000) and Stoke Bishop (44.5 per 1,000) to Hotwells & Harbourside (349.2 per 1,000) and Central (414.9 per 1,000). In regard to actual numbers of all crimes by ward, they range from; St. George Troopers Hill (293) and Stoke Bishop (537) to Lawrence Hill (3,481) and Central (8,570). When comparing the percentage change from last year, most wards have seen a change within the +/- 10% range. There are a few notable exceptions with increases in St George Troopers Hill (+28.7%) and Horfield (+18.2%) and decreases in Stoke Bishop (-13.4%) and Redland (- 12.3%).


Wider Area

Bristol Crime Com-parison 2020Looking further than Bristol, the crime hot spots seem to be near to Weston Super Mare in the districts of Hewish, Banwell and BS24 7 post code regions where they are nearly double the national average. On the bright side,  as you can see large swathes of Bristol and surrounding areas are coloured green indicating they are lower than the national average for crime.


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Ref: Bristol JSNA 2019 Crime Statistics and ONS



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