Stotfold Crime Overview

Stotfold is the second safest small town in Bedfordshire, and is the 39th safest overall out of Bedfordshire's 127 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stotfold in 2020 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Bedfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 152% lower than the Bedfordshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stotfold is the 103rd safest small town, and the 4,608th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2019, Stotfold was the worst small town in Bedfordshire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.81 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for Stotfold 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. Stotfold recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during May 2018, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Bedfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stotfold are violence and sexual offences, with 114 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 30% lower than 2019's figure of 148 offences and a difference of 2.74 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Stotfold's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Stotfold Compared To Bedfordshire

Summary of Crimes in Stotfold This Year

 StotfoldBedfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18114.5814,99522.2252% safer
Bicycle Theft50.409881.46265% safer
Burglary322.583,4975.18101% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson473.794,9447.3293% safer
Drugs131.051,6572.45133% safer
Other Crime80.641,0391.54141% safer
Other Theft312.503,8815.75130% safer
Possession of Weapons10.083290.49512% safer
Public Order322.585,1037.56193% safer
Robbery20.165970.88450% safer
Shoplifting322.582,5043.7144% safer
Vehicle Crime383.065,6138.32172% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1149.1818,03126.71191% safer

Stotfold Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brickhill20125.0214% safer
Stotfold35528.60-
Ampthill26831.479% more dangerous
Flitwick60344.4336% more dangerous
Biggleswade1,17053.9847% more dangerous
Sandy82765.5256% more dangerous
Houghton Regis1,33468.0758% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stotfold

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Stotfold Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17131215Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.561.30.970.40Safer
Burglary2.73.752.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.14.14.43.8Safer
Drugs0.240.080.561.0Getting worse
Other Crime-0.320.400.64Getting worse
Other Theft4.33.53.52.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.08-0.08No change
Public Order1.71.92.32.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.240.240.16Safer
Shoplifting3.62.31.92.6Safer
Vehicle Crime3.14.03.63.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences78129Getting worse

Changes In Stotfold's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Stotfold's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Stotfold that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Fairfield Park----100.49
St Mary's Church----101.8

Comparing Stotfold to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stotfold28.60-
Barnet67.7158% more dangerous
Coventry77.4163% more dangerous
Croydon83.2266% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8167% more dangerous
Bristol86.2167% more dangerous
Leicester97.4471% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8772% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2873% more dangerous
Bradford133.0278% more dangerous
Leeds137.1079% more dangerous

Crime in Stotfold's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stotfold35829First

Crime in Stotfold During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stotfold change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Stotfold saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Stotfold saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%-10%+111%+40%-23%+11%+10%-59%+107%-6%
Bicycle Theft---33%-50%------
Burglary-60%-40%-60%-67%+20%-60%-80%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-83%-33%-67%-+200%-67%-+200%-
Drugs+100%------+200%-+100%
Other Crime--+100%-------
Other Theft-33%-25%-67%+33%-40%-25%+25%-50%+50%-75%
Public Order+50%+150%+50%-33%-25%+50%+25%-33%--67%
Robbery---------50%-
Shoplifting+50%+20%-----+250%-67%-
Vehicle Crime-55%---75%-80%+100%+100%+600%+250%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+43%-33%+10%-7%-78%+9%-47%-50%-57%-6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stotfold

What police force serves Stotfold?
Stotfold's local territorial police force is the Bedfordshire Police.
How dangerous is Stotfold?
Stotfold is the second safest small town in Bedfordshire.
What is Stotfold's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stotfold are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stotfold?
Stotfold's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021