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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Spanning much of the south west, Gloucestershire has a number of large population districts, including the city of Gloucester, and the towns of Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury.

One of the safest areas in the whole of England and Wales, Gloucestershire has a low average car crime rate of just 78 offences per 10,000 cars, but does have a few hotspots in Gloucester and Cheltenham, with both town centres showing the region’s biggest results for car crime. GL50 in Cheltenham’s town centre is the worst area with 165 offences per 10,000 cars, while Gloucester does somewhat better with 90 comparable offences. The safest area in the county is Tetbury, with just 14 crimes per 10,000 cars.

Criminal damage accounts for 76 per cent of all offences, while just 17 per cent of crimes involved a theft of a motor vehicle.

Suzuki, Mercedes-Benz and Vauxhall were the most targeted vehicles in Gloucestershire, with car crime peaking at 100 offences per 10,000 vehicles. The safest vehicles for the region are MG and Skoda.

Gloucestershire Constabulary takes a proactive approach to car crime and offers free factsheets to the public, which provide advice and tips to stay protected from criminal offences. 

See also: Top 10 Cars Stolen to order / Top 10 Most Stolen Cars / Crime homepage

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Crime map
Crimes by type
Offence type Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Criminal Damage 59
Theft of 13
Theft from 5
Total 78
Crimes by postcode
Postcode District Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
GL50 165
GL1 119
GL51 108
WR12 93
GL4 90
GL18 87
GL5 81
GL2 80
GL19 75
GL15 64
GL55 62
GL3 60
GL13 60
GL52 54
GL53 52
GL7 52
NP16 49
GL14 49
GL11 47
GL20 47
GL10 45
GL56 45
GL17 44
GL16 43
GL6 42
GL54 34
GL12 22
GL8 14
Crimes by manufacturer
Manufacturer Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Audi 62
BMW 53
Citroen 84
Ford 83
Honda 59
Hyundai 48
Jaguar 48
Kia 52
Land Rover 86
Mazda 61
Mercedes-Benz 96
MG 33
Mitsubishi 96
Nissan 74
Peugeot 74
Renault 65
Rover 57
Skoda 48
Suzuki 100
Toyota 61
Vauxhall 90
Volkswagen 78
Volvo 54

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