Flitwick Crime Overview

Flitwick is among the top 5 safest small towns in Bedfordshire, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Bedfordshire's 127 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Flitwick in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Bedfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 62% lower than the Bedfordshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Flitwick is the 315th safest small town, and the 3,712nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Flitwick was the worst small town in Bedfordshire for other theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.96 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Flitwick residents, when it was Bedfordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Flitwick recorded 2 reports of robbery during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst small town for robbery in Bedfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Flitwick are violence and sexual offences, with 218 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 22% lower than 2019's figure of 266 offences and a difference of 3.54 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Flitwick's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Flitwick Compared To Bedfordshire

Summary of Crimes in Flitwick This Year

 FlitwickBedfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23016.9514,99522.2231% safer
Bicycle Theft90.669881.46121% safer
Burglary453.323,4975.1856% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson685.014,9447.3246% safer
Drugs100.741,6572.45231% safer
Other Crime70.521,0391.54196% safer
Other Theft685.013,8815.7515% safer
Public Order503.685,1037.56105% safer
Robbery40.295970.88203% safer
Shoplifting161.182,5043.71214% safer
Theft From the Person50.374640.6986% safer
Vehicle Crime1037.595,6138.3210% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21816.0618,03126.7166% safer

Flitwick Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brickhill20125.0278% safer
Stotfold35528.6055% safer
Ampthill26831.4741% safer
Flitwick60344.43-
Biggleswade1,17053.9818% more dangerous
Sandy82765.5232% more dangerous
Houghton Regis1,33468.0735% more dangerous
Kempston1,86288.3250% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Flitwick

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Flitwick Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16191617Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.961.00.66Safer
Burglary4.9653.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.3685Safer
Drugs0.660.590.660.74Getting worse
Other Crime0.150.811.10.52Safer
Other Theft74.485Safer
Public Order1.42.953.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.290.590.29Safer
Shoplifting1.91.61.81.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.371.20.37Safer
Vehicle Crime7988Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11142016Getting worse

Changes In Flitwick's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Flitwick to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Flitwick44.43-
Barnet67.7134% more dangerous
Coventry77.4143% more dangerous
Croydon83.2247% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8148% more dangerous
Bristol86.2148% more dangerous
Leicester97.4454% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2859% more dangerous
Bradford133.0267% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% more dangerous

Crime in Flitwick's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Flitwick East26144First

Crime in Flitwick During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Flitwick change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Flitwick saw a 175% increase in vehicle crime. Flitwick saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-58%+24%+100%+33%-25%+71%-20%-5%+15%+144%
Bicycle Theft----50%-67%---50%--
Burglary+20%-83%-60%+100%-22%-43%-71%-40%+100%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-57%--40%-59%-64%-25%-33%-56%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime----75%--+100%---
Other Theft--73%-63%-50%-50%-63%+133%-20%-33%-40%
Public Order--25%-57%-36%-29%+133%-60%-43%--75%
Robbery-----+100%----
Shoplifting-50%-25%--------
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime-75%-+75%-17%+175%+9%-42%-59%+50%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-53%-39%+24%-55%-53%+16%-36%+59%-22%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Flitwick

What police force serves Flitwick?
Flitwick's local territorial police force is the Bedfordshire Police.
How dangerous is Flitwick?
Flitwick is among the top 5 safest small towns in Bedfordshire.
What is Flitwick's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Flitwick are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Flitwick?
Flitwick's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021