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Crime and Safety in Broughton, Buckinghamshire

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Broughton is the third safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broughton in 2021 was 9 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 719% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broughton is the 70th safest small town, and the 807th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Broughton are violence and sexual offences, with 31 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 3.8. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 28 offences and a difference of 0.37 from 2020's crime rate of 3.4. Broughton's least common crime is other crime, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Broughton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

723% lower, regional crime rate

South East

775% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Broughton is 723% lower than the South East and 775% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Broughton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Broughton 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 Broughton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021971
2020759
2019753
2018650
2017651
2016647

Crime in Broughton Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Broughton This Year

 BroughtonBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour80.997,6009.34 843% safer
Burglary50.622,0542.52 306% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson80.995,4476.70 577% safer
Other Crime20.251,0831.33 432% safer
Other Theft80.994,7855.88 494% safer
Public Order101.237,9859.82 698% safer
Theft From the Person20.257520.92 268% safer
Vehicle Crime50.624,4725.50 787% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences313.8225,86931.80 732% safer

Broughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Linford794.04116% safer
Stony Stratford435.5956% safer
Broughton718.74-
Burnham14912.4630% more dangerous
Hughenden14417.8251% more dangerous
Great Missenden34635.8776% more dangerous
Hazlemere34937.5177% more dangerous
Chepping Wycombe61343.3580% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broughton

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Recent Crimes in Broughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dean Forest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Dean Forest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near AmbergateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranmore CircleUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near London RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
January 2022Public orderOn or near London RoadLocal resolution
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near Oxenhope WayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Other theftOn or near AmbergateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AmbergateUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean Forest WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dean Forest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Broughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.860.120.620.99 Getting worse
Burglary0.740.620.250.62 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.620.620.740.99 Getting worse
Other Crime0.25-0.490.25 Getting worse
Other Theft0.991.20.120.99 Safer
Public Order0.120.370.621.2 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.991.61.10.62 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2.32.03.43.8 Getting worse

Changes In Broughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Broughton8.74-
Barnet67.0887% more dangerous
Croydon82.4889% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0590% more dangerous
Bristol90.5290% more dangerous
Coventry102.2491% more dangerous
Leicester111.5992% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0693% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6493% more dangerous
Bradford132.2893% more dangerous
Leeds150.9494% more dangerous

Crime in Broughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Broughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Broughton saw a 200% increase in violence and sexual offences. Broughton saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during March, when it fell by 50% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Other Theft----------
Public Order----------
Vehicle Crime---------33%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-50%-+200%--+200%+100%--+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Broughton

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

How dangerous is Broughton?
Broughton is the third safest small town in Buckinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Broughton?
Broughton's least common crime is other crime.

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