Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Crime Overview

Bletchley and Fenny Stratford is the most dangerous small town in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford in 2020 was 144 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 55% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bletchley and Fenny Stratford is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns, and the 160th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Bletchley and Fenny Stratford had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.85 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Bletchley and Fenny Stratford recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during January 2016, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst for possession of weapons in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford are violence and sexual offences, with 1,065 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 967 offences and a difference of 5.20 from 2019's crime rate of 51. Bletchley and Fenny Stratford's least common crime is robbery, with 27 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 30% from 2019's figure of 19 crimes.

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Crime in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford This Year

 Bletchley and Fenny StratfordBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33717.887,9129.7346% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft552.928431.0464% more dangerous
Burglary1256.632,7283.3549% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson30416.135,5836.8657% more dangerous
Drugs985.202,1102.5950% more dangerous
Other Crime492.601,2971.5939% more dangerous
Other Theft27114.384,5295.5761% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons321.705750.7158% more dangerous
Public Order24813.164,0314.9662% more dangerous
Robbery271.434300.5363% more dangerous
Shoplifting1658.752,3022.8368% more dangerous
Theft From the Person482.557710.9563% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime22712.045,2586.4646% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,06556.4921,68226.6553% more dangerous

Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bletchley1,44563.86125% safer
Chesham1,57468.24111% safer
Iver96979.5081% safer
Woughton on the Green1,16183.0073% safer
Denham824108.4833% safer
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford2,714143.96-

Crime Over Time in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford

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Recent Crimes in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ashfield GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Rimsdale CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Albert StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Strangford DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near The CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rydal WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Burnmoor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30222118Safer
Bicycle Theft1.42.53.12.9Getting worse
Burglary7877Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson21201816Safer
Drugs3.02.63.15Getting worse
Other Crime1.22.32.02.6Getting worse
Other Theft14202014Safer
Possession of Weapons1.21.11.41.7Getting worse
Public Order3.26813Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.851.61.01.4Getting worse
Shoplifting2015189Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)3.53.34.12.6Safer
Vehicle Crime11151512Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32415156Getting worse

Changes In Bletchley and Fenny Stratford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Mount Farm Park-----10.05

Comparing Bletchley and Fenny Stratford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.71113% safer
Coventry77.4186% safer
Croydon83.2273% safer
Sheffield85.8168% safer
Bristol86.2167% safer
Leicester97.4448% safer
Birmingham102.8740% safer
Liverpool107.2834% safer
Bradford133.028% safer
Leeds137.105% safer
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford143.96-

Crime in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bletchley East1,023130Second
Bletchley South975105Third
Denbigh1,472184First

Crime in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bletchley and Fenny Stratford saw a 900% increase in drugs. Bletchley and Fenny Stratford saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 94% compared to April in 2019. Rates of other theft and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Bletchley and Fenny Stratford's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+4%-28%-41%-7%+7%-12%-28%-27%-33%+47%
Bicycle Theft-50%-40%--75%+220%-40%--60%-75%-
Burglary+50%-50%+160%+22%--20%-18%+67%-75%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson--15%-10%+53%+4%-32%-32%-61%-39%-55%
Drugs+20%+900%--+250%+83%-44%-33%+67%-
Other Crime--60%+200%-80%-80%+250%-+50%-40%+200%
Other Theft-19%-58%+5%-50%-63%-41%-12%-9%-21%-67%
Possession of Weapons--50%+600%-+50%-75%--86%--
Public Order+75%-56%+229%+77%+79%+200%-10%-32%+50%+146%
Robbery+100%-33%+100%---+50%---67%
Shoplifting-35%-94%-62%-50%-41%-58%-67%-67%-69%+15%
Theft From the Person--80%-33%-40%-55%-56%-33%-25%-50%+71%
Vehicle Crime+30%-82%-13%+100%-30%-25%-50%-15%-52%-19%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-7%+10%+12%+4%+5%+22%+22%-12%+21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford

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

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021