Aylesbury Crime Overview

Aylesbury is the most dangerous major town in Buckinghamshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aylesbury in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.1% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aylesbury is the 32nd safest major town, and the 1,624th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Aylesbury had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Aylesbury residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 29 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Aylesbury recorded 13 reports of other crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst for other crime in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Aylesbury are violence and sexual offences, with 2,129 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 4.6% higher than 2019's figure of 2,031 offences and a difference of 1.33 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Aylesbury's least common crime is robbery, with 37 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 38% from 2019's figure of 51 crimes.

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Crime in Aylesbury Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Aylesbury This Year

 AylesburyBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour91212.337,9129.7321% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1131.538431.0432% more dangerous
Burglary1632.202,7283.3552% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5106.895,5836.860.44% more dangerous
Drugs3084.162,1102.5938% more dangerous
Other Crime1161.571,2971.591.3% safer
Other Theft4035.454,5295.572.2% safer
Possession of Weapons700.955750.7125% more dangerous
Public Order4676.314,0314.9621% more dangerous
Robbery370.504300.536% safer
Shoplifting2273.072,3022.838% more dangerous
Theft From the Person961.307710.9527% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3044.115,2586.4657% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,12928.7821,68226.657% more dangerous

Aylesbury Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
High Wycombe6,61162.277% safer
Aylesbury4,94366.81-

Crime Over Time in Aylesbury

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Recent Crimes in Aylesbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near St Catherine'S CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jasmine CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Other theftOn or near Vincent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lay RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Havelock StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Hilda WharfInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hilda WharfUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Aylesbury PrisonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Albert StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Fremantle RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Bronte CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near KingsburyOffender given a caution
August 2021Public orderOn or near KingsburyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near KingsburyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingsburyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Ruskin WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Beckett CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beckett CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Aylesbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20151312Safer
Bicycle Theft2.62.11.61.5Safer
Burglary4.52.82.62.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10887Safer
Drugs2.52.82.94.2Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.82.71.6Safer
Other Theft7675Safer
Possession of Weapons0.700.760.680.95Getting worse
Public Order3.03.64.66Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.730.640.690.50Safer
Shoplifting1174.93.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.51.11.31.3Safer
Vehicle Crime64.44.94.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21272729Getting worse

Changes In Aylesbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Aylesbury's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Edinburgh Sports Ground11---00.32

Comparing Aylesbury to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aylesbury66.81-
Barnet67.711.3% more dangerous
Coventry77.4114% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2123% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Aylesbury's Neighbourhoods

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.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aylesbury Central1,301155First
Bedgrove & Walton36040Seventh
California & Southcourt48261Fourth
Gatehouse57265Third
Mandeville & Elm Farm49950Sixth
Victoria Park41868Second
Walton Court & Hawkslade35156Fifth

Aylesbury Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Aylesbury for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourMandeville & Elm Farm (56)Aylesbury Central (206)
Bicycle TheftMandeville & Elm Farm (7)Aylesbury Central (39)
BurglaryMandeville & Elm Farm (9)Aylesbury Central (50)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCalifornia & Southcourt (41)Aylesbury Central (105)
DrugsVictoria Park (11)Aylesbury Central (79)
Other CrimeGatehouse (7)Victoria Park (24)
Other TheftCalifornia & Southcourt (20)Aylesbury Central (106)
Possession of WeaponsWalton Court & Hawkslade (1)Aylesbury Central (19)
Public OrderBedgrove & Walton (34)Aylesbury Central (170)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bedgrove & Walton (2)Aylesbury Central (12)
ShopliftingBedgrove & Walton (3)Aylesbury Central (143)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Walton Court & Hawkslade (2)Aylesbury Central (53)
Vehicle CrimeCalifornia & Southcourt (20)Mandeville & Elm Farm (54)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBedgrove & Walton (128)Aylesbury Central (456)

Crime in Aylesbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+32%-4%-9%+3%-42%-28%-12%+14%+23%+13%
Bicycle Theft-25%--53%-39%+50%-15%-+220%--44%
Burglary+100%-40%-50%-64%+13%-47%-67%-25%-54%-69%
Criminal Damage and Arson+2%-41%-42%-6%+6%-27%-5%+29%-50%-8%
Drugs+75%+41%+95%+38%+107%+33%+47%-+53%+29%
Other Crime-23%-69%-79%-59%-29%-21%-65%+30%-33%+33%
Other Theft-7%-60%-42%-6%-17%-39%-29%--24%-12%
Possession of Weapons-50%+50%-33%+17%+600%-50%+350%+33%-25%-50%
Public Order+95%+55%-33%-+49%+27%+14%+59%+62%+44%
Robbery+100%-60%-+33%-33%--33%-50%-83%-
Shoplifting-50%--69%-42%-33%-65%-63%-33%-17%-24%
Theft From the Person+15%-67%-50%-+9%+25%-53%-38%-+40%
Vehicle Crime-13%-41%-48%+15%-21%-52%-45%-22%-37%-27%
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%-16%-15%+3%+22%+22%+6%+10%+18%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aylesbury

What police force serves Aylesbury?
Aylesbury's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Aylesbury?
Aylesbury is the most dangerous major town in Buckinghamshire.
What is Aylesbury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aylesbury are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Aylesbury?
Aylesbury's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021