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Crime and Safety in Brickhill

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Brickhill is the third safest small towns in Bedfordshire, and is the 62nd most dangerous overall out of Bedfordshire's 127 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brickhill in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Bedfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 63% lower than the Bedfordshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brickhill is the 233rd safest small town, and the 4,238th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Brickhill was the worst small town in Bedfordshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Brickhill residents, when it was Bedfordshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Brickhill recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during July 2019, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for theft from the person in Bedfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Brickhill are violence and sexual offences, with 157 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 147 offences and a difference of 1.25 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Brickhill's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Brickhill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Bedfordshire

64% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

78% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brickhill is 64% lower than the East of England and 78% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brickhill Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Brickhill 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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Historical Crime Rates for Brickhill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143345
202052420
201948384
201851410
201743346
201632260

Crime in Brickhill Compared To Bedfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brickhill This Year

 BrickhillBedfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9111.3313,67920.27 79% safer
Burglary192.362,4893.69 56% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson293.614,6096.83 89% safer
Drugs101.241,6392.43 96% safer
Other Crime40.501,0331.53 206% safer
Other Theft192.363,6755.44 131% safer
Possession of Weapons10.124970.74 517% safer
Public Order344.235,2837.83 85% safer
Robbery60.754820.71 5% more dangerous
Shoplifting212.612,6933.99 53% safer
Vehicle Crime455.604,5246.70 20% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15719.5419,19428.44 46% safer

Brickhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ampthill23827.9554% safer
Stotfold35628.6850% safer
Brickhill34542.94-
Flitwick63146.498% more dangerous
Biggleswade1,12051.6817% more dangerous
Sandy69454.9822% more dangerous
Houghton Regis1,24163.3332% more dangerous
Kempston1,90490.3152% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brickhill

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Recent Crimes in Brickhill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Goldcrest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Carron RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kestrel RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Public orderOn or near Goldcrest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dart RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Goldcrest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Marlow WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldcrest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Arun CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldcrest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Douglas RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldcrest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Irthing CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marlow WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Severn WayLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Wye CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mallard HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Torridge RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nightingale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Brickhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15121211 Safer
Burglary7762.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.554.43.6 Safer
Drugs1.40.501.21.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.870.870.370.50 Safer
Other Theft3.92.92.02.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.37--0.12 Safer
Public Order2.73.254.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.621.10.75 Getting worse
Shoplifting70.622.12.6 Safer
Vehicle Crime910116 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13141820 Getting worse

Changes In Brickhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brickhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brickhill42.94-
Barnet67.0836% more dangerous
Croydon82.4848% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Brickhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brickhill34543First

Crime in Brickhill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brickhill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Brickhill saw a 400% increase in public order. Brickhill saw a large fall in vehicle crime during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+88%+83%-25%--33%-54%-13%-36%+150%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary---+100%+83%-60%--50%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%---25%+50%+100%+300%-50%-67%-50%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--67%+200%+100%-+100%---50%-75%
Public Order+200%-17%+400%+150%-50%--67%+67%+100%+100%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-------+300%+300%-
Vehicle Crime+29%+60%+25%+333%+11%-64%+100%+50%+133%-83%
Violence and Sexual Offences+38%-27%+100%+57%-27%+50%+44%+45%-+25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brickhill

What police force serves Brickhill?
Brickhill's local territorial police force is the Bedfordshire Police.

How dangerous is Brickhill?
Brickhill is the third safest small town in Bedfordshire.

What is Brickhill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brickhill are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Brickhill?
Brickhill's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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