Brickhill Crime Overview

Brickhill is the safest small town in Bedfordshire, and is the 30th safest overall out of Bedfordshire's 127 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brickhill in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Bedfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 188% lower than the Bedfordshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brickhill is the 73rd safest small town, and the 3,786th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Brickhill was the worst small town in Bedfordshire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2017 was also a bad month for Brickhill residents, when it was Bedfordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Brickhill recorded 1 report of theft from the person during August 2017, making its crime rate of 0.12 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 73 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 66 offences and a difference of 0.88 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Brickhill's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Brickhill Compared To Bedfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brickhill This Year

 BrickhillBedfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour465.7214,99522.22288% safer
Bicycle Theft40.509881.46192% safer
Burglary253.113,4975.1867% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121.494,9447.32391% safer
Drugs60.751,6572.45227% safer
Other Crime20.251,0391.54516% safer
Other Theft70.873,8815.75561% safer
Public Order182.245,1037.56238% safer
Robbery10.125970.88633% safer
Shoplifting172.122,5043.7175% safer
Vehicle Crime364.485,6138.3286% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences739.0918,03126.71194% safer

Brickhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brickhill20125.02-
Stotfold35528.6013% more dangerous
Ampthill26831.4720% more dangerous
Flitwick60344.4344% more dangerous
Biggleswade1,17053.9854% more dangerous
Sandy82765.5262% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brickhill

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Recent Crimes in Brickhill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Other theftOn or near Wye CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wye CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wye CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kingfisher CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near The BuntingsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mallard HillUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Mallard HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Dove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near The WearInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Robin HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Wye CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
October 2021Other theftOn or near Pipit RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Carron RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Carron RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Nursery GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fulmar RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Brickhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10866Safer
Bicycle Theft0.501.10.620.50Safer
Burglary3.02.63.63.1Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1.72.02.61.5Safer
Drugs0.501.00.120.75Getting worse
Other Crime0.120.500.370.25Safer
Other Theft1.21.51.40.87Safer
Public Order2.41.52.12.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.250.120.12Safer
Shoplifting3.270.622.1Safer
Vehicle Crime1.73.74.14.5Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences6789Getting worse

Changes In Brickhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brickhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brickhill25.02-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4168% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8776% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2877% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Brickhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brickhill42052First

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 April, when Brickhill saw a 400% increase in public order. Brickhill saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-67%+250%-50%--50%-25%-57%-20%-40%+100%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+43%+100%--+100%---50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--50%---+200%+100%-67%-
Other Theft---------33%-
Public Order+100%+400%----50%----
Shoplifting-------+300%+300%-
Vehicle Crime-20%--67%+250%-33%-80%+200%-+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+200%-+33%+50%-20%+100%-+40%+75%+14%

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 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021