Aylesbury is the most dangerous major town in Buckinghamshire, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aylesbury in 2021 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aylesbury is the 44th safest major town, and the 1,116th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Aylesbury had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for criminal damage and arson, with 42 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.57 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Aylesbury residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Aylesbury recorded 23 reports of drugs during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.31 the worst for drugs in Buckinghamshire that month.
The most common crimes in Aylesbury are violence and sexual offences, with 2,694 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 2,129 offences and a difference of 7.63 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Aylesbury's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 42 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 70 crimes.
Major Towns, Buckinghamshire
10% higher, regional crime rate
3.9% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Aylesbury is 10% higher than the South East and 3.9% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Aylesbury 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||824||11.14||7,600||9.34||16% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||86||1.16||730||0.90||22% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||472||6.38||5,447||6.70||5% safer|
|Drugs||279||3.77||1,925||2.37||37% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||109||1.47||1,083||1.33||10% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||422||5.70||4,785||5.88||3.2% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||42||0.57||434||0.53||7% more dangerous|
|Public Order||915||12.37||7,985||9.82||21% more dangerous|
|Robbery||51||0.69||350||0.43||38% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||261||3.53||2,309||2.84||20% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||75||1.01||752||0.92||9% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||359||4.85||4,472||5.50||13% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,694||36.41||25,869||31.80||13% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Northern Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Orwell Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Welbeck Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Chaucer Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Tiverton Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hanover Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Olivier Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Birch Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Dawney Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Stanhope Road||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Shopping Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Railway Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Orwell Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Highbridge Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Albion Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Chalgrove Walk||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Whaddon Chase||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Barnard Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Coy Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||8||8||7||6||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.76||0.68||0.95||0.57||Safer|
|Public Order||3.6||4.6||6||12||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.64||0.69||0.50||0.69||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.1||1.3||1.3||1.0||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||27||27||29||36||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Aylesbury that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Edinburgh Sports Ground||1||1||-||-||-||0||0.32|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||3.6% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||12% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||12% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||22% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||29% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||35% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||39% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||40% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||47% more dangerous|
Aylesbury Central is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Aylesbury, followed by Victoria Park in second place, and Gatehouse as the third most dangerous area. Aylesbury's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Bedgrove & Walton, Mandeville & Elm Farm, and Walton Court & Hawkslade.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Bedgrove & Walton||426||47||Seventh|
|California & Southcourt||562||71||Fourth|
|Mandeville & Elm Farm||581||58||Fifth|
|Walton Court & Hawkslade||352||57||Sixth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Aylesbury for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Mandeville & Elm Farm (58)||Aylesbury Central (225)|
|Bicycle Theft||Walton Court & Hawkslade (2)||Aylesbury Central (43)|
|Burglary||Bedgrove & Walton (8)||Aylesbury Central (30)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Bedgrove & Walton (32)||Aylesbury Central (127)|
|Drugs||Walton Court & Hawkslade (10)||Aylesbury Central (84)|
|Other Crime||Bedgrove & Walton (7)||Victoria Park (17)|
|Other Theft||Mandeville & Elm Farm (34)||Aylesbury Central (111)|
|Possession of Weapons||Bedgrove & Walton (2)||Aylesbury Central (13)|
|Public Order||Bedgrove & Walton (59)||Aylesbury Central (313)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Bedgrove & Walton (2)||Aylesbury Central (22)|
|Shoplifting||California & Southcourt (1)||Aylesbury Central (174)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||California & Southcourt (2)||Aylesbury Central (33)|
|Vehicle Crime||California & Southcourt (28)||Aylesbury Central (79)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Bedgrove & Walton (213)||Aylesbury Central (646)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aylesbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Aylesbury saw a 600% increase in possession of weapons. Aylesbury saw a large fall in robbery during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019. Aylesbury saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including other theft, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+2%||-41%||-42%||-6%||+6%||-27%||-5%||+29%||-50%||-8%|
|Possession of Weapons||-50%||+50%||-33%||+17%||+600%||-50%||+350%||+33%||-25%||-50%|
|Theft From the Person||+15%||-67%||-50%||-||+9%||+25%||-53%||-38%||-||+40%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-16%||-16%||-15%||+3%||+22%||+22%||+6%||+10%||+18%||-|