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Crime and Safety in Stotfold

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Stotfold is the second safest small town in Bedfordshire, and is the 33rd safest overall out of Bedfordshire's 127 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stotfold in 2021 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Bedfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 144% lower than the Bedfordshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stotfold is the 102nd safest small town, and the 4,268th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Stotfold was the worst small town in Bedfordshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 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 1 report of bicycle theft during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Bedfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stotfold are violence and sexual offences, with 158 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 28% higher than 2020's figure of 114 offences and a difference of 3.55 from 2020's crime rate of 9. Stotfold's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Stotfold 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Bedfordshire

146% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

167% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stotfold is 146% lower than the East of England and 167% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stotfold Crime Rate Over Time

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Stotfold Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stotfold 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 Stotfold

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202129356
202029355
201935438
201830372
201726327
201622269

Crime in Stotfold Compared To Bedfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stotfold This Year

 StotfoldBedfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14011.2813,67920.27 80% safer
Bicycle Theft20.167221.07 569% safer
Burglary292.342,4893.69 58% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson372.984,6096.83 129% safer
Drugs60.481,6392.43 406% safer
Other Crime90.731,0331.53 110% safer
Other Theft211.693,6755.44 222% safer
Possession of Weapons10.084970.74 825% safer
Public Order342.745,2837.83 186% safer
Robbery30.244820.71 196% safer
Shoplifting191.532,6933.99 161% safer
Theft From the Person10.083740.55 588% safer
Vehicle Crime362.904,5246.70 131% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15812.7319,19428.44 123% safer

Stotfold Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ampthill23827.952.6% safer
Stotfold35628.68-
Brickhill34542.9433% more dangerous
Flitwick63146.4938% more dangerous
Biggleswade1,12051.6845% more dangerous
Sandy69454.9848% more dangerous
Houghton Regis1,24163.3355% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stotfold

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Recent Crimes in Stotfold

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arlesry RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Arlesey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mulberry CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charlotte AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Daisy LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Peggles LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dickens BoulevardUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Edison WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near North DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Copperfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Walnut CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grange DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fennel AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022RobberyOn or near Arlesey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Salisbury CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Hitchin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Melbourne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stotfold Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13121511 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.30.970.400.16 Safer
Burglary3.752.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.14.43.83.0 Safer
Drugs0.080.561.00.48 Getting worse
Other Crime0.320.400.640.73 Getting worse
Other Theft3.53.52.51.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.08-0.080.08No change
Public Order1.92.32.62.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.240.160.24 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.31.92.61.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.16--0.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.03.63.12.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences812913 Getting 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 2021.

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
Stotfold28.68-
Barnet67.0857% more dangerous
Croydon82.4865% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0568% more dangerous
Bristol90.5268% more dangerous
Coventry102.2472% more dangerous
Leicester111.5974% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0677% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6478% more dangerous
Bradford132.2878% more dangerous
Leeds150.9481% more dangerous

Crime in Stotfold's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stotfold36029First

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.

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