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Crime and Safety in Sandy

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Sandy is the third most dangerous small towns in Bedfordshire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Bedfordshire's 127 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sandy in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Bedfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Bedfordshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sandy is the 401st safest small town, and the 2,732nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Sandy was the worst small town in Bedfordshire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Sandy residents, when it was Bedfordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Sandy recorded 1 report of theft from the person during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for theft from the person in Bedfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sandy are violence and sexual offences, with 289 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 0.35% higher than 2020's figure of 288 offences and a difference of 0.08 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Sandy's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Sandy 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Bedfordshire

28% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

39% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sandy is 28% lower than the East of England and 39% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sandy Crime Rate Over Time

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Sandy Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sandy 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 Sandy

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202155694
202066827
201958727
201848609
201748610
201637464

Crime in Sandy Compared To Bedfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sandy This Year

 SandyBedfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24219.1713,67920.27 6% safer
Bicycle Theft60.487221.07 123% safer
Burglary443.492,4893.69 6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson766.024,6096.83 13% safer
Drugs171.351,6392.43 80% safer
Other Crime171.351,0331.53 13% safer
Other Theft564.443,6755.44 23% safer
Possession of Weapons10.084970.74 825% safer
Public Order766.025,2837.83 30% safer
Robbery30.244820.71 196% safer
Shoplifting221.742,6933.99 129% safer
Theft From the Person30.243740.55 129% safer
Vehicle Crime846.664,5246.70 0.60% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28922.9019,19428.44 24% safer

Sandy Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ampthill23827.9597% safer
Stotfold35628.6892% safer
Brickhill34542.9428% safer
Flitwick63146.4918% safer
Biggleswade1,12051.686% safer
Sandy69454.98-
Houghton Regis1,24163.3313% more dangerous
Kempston1,90490.3139% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sandy

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Recent Crimes in Sandy

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Midland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Winchester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The JaysInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Woodcock CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Laburnum RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Girtford CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Laburnum RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cottage RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Edward CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Willow RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pickering CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Market SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Monoux PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Winchester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near College RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Winchester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Sandy Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18132219 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.90.870.48 Safer
Burglary74.04.03.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6796 Safer
Drugs0.550.951.11.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.711.21.61.4 Getting worse
Other Theft2.64.75.04.4 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.320.320.320.08 Safer
Public Order3.6676 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.551.00.24 Safer
Shoplifting52.23.91.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.240.240.24 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime5597 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15232323 Getting worse

Changes In Sandy's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sandy to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sandy54.98-
Barnet67.0818% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Sandy's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sandy North26244Second
Sandy South44366First

Crime in Sandy During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sandy change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Sandy saw a 700% increase in shoplifting. Sandy saw a large fall in other crime during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+240%+100%+27%+142%+150%+133%+173%+100%+25%-45%
Bicycle Theft---50%-50%--+100%-50%--67%
Burglary-20%-63%-33%+100%-25%+33%--+60%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-33%+114%+33%--20%+50%+29%+13%+200%
Drugs--------50%-33%-
Other Crime-80%----50%--+150%-33%-
Other Theft+25%---38%+167%+150%+80%-25%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+80%-25%-42%+167%+43%+63%+14%-40%-57%+125%
Robbery-------+100%--
Shoplifting--+100%--20%+150%+700%--67%-
Vehicle Crime+60%+29%+150%+133%+200%+44%+50%+67%+500%-63%
Violence and Sexual Offences+3%-25%+32%-53%--5%+85%+13%-6%-44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sandy

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

How dangerous is Sandy?
Sandy is the third most dangerous small town in Bedfordshire.

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

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

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