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Crime and Safety in Aylesbury

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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.

Aylesbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Buckinghamshire

10% higher, regional crime rate

South East

3.9% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Aylesbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Aylesbury Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Aylesbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021805,883
2020674,943
2019695,134
2018705,180
2017725,350
2016644,740

Crime in Aylesbury Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Aylesbury This Year

 AylesburyBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour82411.147,6009.34 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft861.167300.90 22% more dangerous
Burglary1181.592,0542.52 58% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4726.385,4476.70 5% safer
Drugs2793.771,9252.37 37% more dangerous
Other Crime1091.471,0831.33 10% more dangerous
Other Theft4225.704,7855.88 3.2% safer
Possession of Weapons420.574340.53 7% more dangerous
Public Order91512.377,9859.82 21% more dangerous
Robbery510.693500.43 38% more dangerous
Shoplifting2613.532,3092.84 20% more dangerous
Theft From the Person751.017520.92 9% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3594.854,4725.50 13% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,69436.4125,86931.80 13% more dangerous

Aylesbury Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
High Wycombe7,79173.398% safer
Aylesbury5,88379.52-

Crime Over Time in Aylesbury

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Recent Crimes in Aylesbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Northern RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orwell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Welbeck AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chaucer DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tiverton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hanover CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Olivier WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Birch CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dawney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanhope RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Railway StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Orwell DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Albion StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chalgrove WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Whaddon ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Barnard CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Coy CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Aylesbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15131211 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.11.61.51.2 Safer
Burglary2.82.62.21.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8876 Safer
Drugs2.82.94.23.8 Getting worse
Other Crime2.82.71.61.5 Safer
Other Theft6756 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.760.680.950.57 Safer
Public Order3.64.6612 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.640.690.500.69 Getting worse
Shoplifting74.93.13.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.31.31.0 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.44.94.14.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27272936 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Aylesbury to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0819% safer
Aylesbury79.52-
Croydon82.483.6% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0512% more dangerous
Bristol90.5212% more dangerous
Coventry102.2422% more dangerous
Leicester111.5929% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6439% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% 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 Central1,690201First
Bedgrove & Walton42647Seventh
California & Southcourt56271Fourth
Gatehouse65074Third
Mandeville & Elm Farm58158Fifth
Victoria Park56692Second
Walton Court & Hawkslade35257Sixth

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 (58)Aylesbury Central (225)
Bicycle TheftWalton Court & Hawkslade (2)Aylesbury Central (43)
BurglaryBedgrove & Walton (8)Aylesbury Central (30)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBedgrove & Walton (32)Aylesbury Central (127)
DrugsWalton Court & Hawkslade (10)Aylesbury Central (84)
Other CrimeBedgrove & Walton (7)Victoria Park (17)
Other TheftMandeville & Elm Farm (34)Aylesbury Central (111)
Possession of WeaponsBedgrove & Walton (2)Aylesbury Central (13)
Public OrderBedgrove & Walton (59)Aylesbury Central (313)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bedgrove & Walton (2)Aylesbury Central (22)
ShopliftingCalifornia & Southcourt (1)Aylesbury Central (174)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)California & Southcourt (2)Aylesbury Central (33)
Vehicle CrimeCalifornia & Southcourt (28)Aylesbury Central (79)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBedgrove & Walton (213)Aylesbury Central (646)

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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