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Crime and Safety in Bradwell, Buckinghamshire

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Bradwell is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bradwell in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bradwell is the 147th most dangerous small town, and the 925th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Bradwell was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Bradwell residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Bradwell recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.42 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bradwell are violence and sexual offences, with 354 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 290 offences and a difference of 6.72 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Bradwell's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Bradwell 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

16% higher, regional crime rate

South East

10% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bradwell is 16% higher than the South East and 10% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bradwell Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bradwell 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 Bradwell

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202185811
202082777
201985807
201881769
201770669
201654514

Crime in Bradwell Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bradwell This Year

 BradwellBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour757.887,6009.34 19% safer
Bicycle Theft141.477300.90 39% more dangerous
Burglary222.312,0542.52 9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson929.665,4476.70 31% more dangerous
Drugs202.101,9252.37 13% safer
Other Crime121.261,0831.33 6% safer
Other Theft404.204,7855.88 40% safer
Possession of Weapons101.054340.53 50% more dangerous
Public Order10611.147,9859.82 12% more dangerous
Robbery60.633500.43 32% more dangerous
Shoplifting606.302,3092.84 55% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.747520.92 24% safer
Vehicle Crime687.144,4725.50 23% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences35437.1925,86931.80 14% more dangerous

Bradwell Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Beaconsfield89269.9522% safer
West Bletchley1,59870.6221% safer
Shenley Church End1,17673.6716% safer
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow72285.060.16% safer
Iver1,03785.080.14% safer
Bradwell81185.20-
Stantonbury99286.071.0% more dangerous
Denham771101.5016% more dangerous
Campbell Park1,722103.6318% more dangerous
Wolverton and Greenleys1,588114.3425% more dangerous
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford3,131166.0849% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bradwell

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Recent Crimes in Bradwell

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Common LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Ellisgill CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wisley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Casterton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tylers GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Leyburn CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Darby CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Vicarage GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HarcourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Booker AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near The CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glovers LaneOffender given a caution
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Smithergill CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mayditch PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Booker AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AldergillUnable to prosecute suspect

Bradwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1810108 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.31.62.11.5 Safer
Burglary4.74.73.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson991010 Getting worse
Drugs2.81.83.02.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.60.951.3 Safer
Other Theft764.34.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.741.61.0 Getting worse
Public Order2.74.1511 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.51.00.420.63 Safer
Shoplifting141296 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.631.70.74 Safer
Vehicle Crime1214107 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23283037 Getting worse

Changes In Bradwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bradwell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0827% safer
Croydon82.483.3% safer
Bradwell85.20-
Sheffield90.055% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Coventry102.2417% more dangerous
Leicester111.5924% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2836% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Bradwell During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bradwell change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Bradwell saw a 700% increase in public order. Bradwell saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%+33%+100%+60%-9%-10%-58%-+13%-50%
Bicycle Theft--------+200%+100%
Burglary+400%+100%-71%-88%-60%-33%-40%-+33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+267%-90%+43%--50%+138%+33%-+67%-57%
Drugs-+50%---33%-67%+400%+200%+300%+200%
Other Crime---75%-------
Other Theft-57%-33%-50%+33%-75%-80%-17%+50%+33%+33%
Possession of Weapons----+300%-+100%---
Public Order+200%--83%-40%+233%+700%+20%+67%-20%-75%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+150%-54%-14%-43%-69%-33%-76%-62%+25%-71%
Theft From the Person---------+200%
Vehicle Crime-60%-50%-36%-17%-73%+100%-14%-43%+30%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%+10%+28%-9%---4%+19%+4%-9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bradwell

What police force serves Bradwell?
Bradwell's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Bradwell?
Bradwell is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Buckinghamshire.

What is Bradwell's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bradwell are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bradwell?
Bradwell's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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