Biggleswade is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Bedfordshire, and is the 42nd most dangerous overall out of Bedfordshire's 127 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Biggleswade in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Bedfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 35% lower than the Bedfordshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Biggleswade is the 360th safest small town, and the 3,068th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Biggleswade was the worst small town in Bedfordshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Biggleswade residents, when it was Bedfordshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.55 per 1,000 residents. Biggleswade recorded 11 reports of criminal damage and arson during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.51 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Bedfordshire that month.
The most common crimes in Biggleswade are violence and sexual offences, with 460 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 2.8% higher than 2020's figure of 447 offences and a difference of 0.60 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Biggleswade's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 20% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.
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Small Towns, Bedfordshire
36% lower, regional crime rate
East of England
48% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Biggleswade is 36% lower than the East of England and 48% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Biggleswade represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||377||17.39||13,679||20.27||17% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||23||1.06||722||1.07||0.94% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||120||5.54||4,609||6.83||23% safer|
|Other Crime||22||1.02||1,033||1.53||50% safer|
|Other Theft||81||3.74||3,675||5.44||45% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||5||0.23||497||0.74||222% safer|
|Public Order||118||5.44||5,283||7.83||44% safer|
|Shoplifting||103||4.75||2,693||3.99||16% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||6||0.28||374||0.55||96% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||93||4.29||4,524||6.70||56% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||460||21.22||19,194||28.44||34% safer|
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|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Sand Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Dartmoor Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Lawnside||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Planets Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Warren Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Shuttleworth Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Ely Croft||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Elm Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sand Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Royal Oak Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Tennyson Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near The Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Fennel Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Rowan Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Church Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Sun Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sabel Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Jupiter Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hospital||Offender given a caution|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||17||12||17||17||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||5||4.2||6||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.60||0.88||0.60||1.0||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.23||0.23||0.18||0.23||No change|
|Public Order||3.6||6||6||5||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.92||0.78||0.46||0.42||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.97||0.88||0.55||0.28||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||16||23||21||21||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Biggleswade that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Jubilee Recreation Ground||-||-||-||1||2||1||7|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||23% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||37% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||43% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||43% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||49% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||54% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||58% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||60% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||61% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||66% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Biggleswade change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Biggleswade saw a 1,300% increase in shoplifting. Biggleswade saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 82% compared to October in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+86%||+29%||-20%||-80%||-43%||-33%||-25%||-25%||-57%||+125%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-75%||-||-67%||-||-||-33%||-||-67%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-14%||-33%||+3%||-44%||+37%||+30%||+7%||-38%||-20%||-40%|