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Crime and Safety in Great Linford

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Great Linford is the safest small town in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Linford in 2021 was 4.0 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1671% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Linford is the 52nd safest small town, and the 309th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Great Linford are violence and sexual offences, with 38 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 2.0. This is 55% higher than 2020's figure of 17 offences and a difference of 1.08 from 2020's crime rate of 0.87. Great Linford's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Great Linford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

1680% lower, regional crime rate

South East

1792% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Great Linford is 1680% lower than the South East and 1792% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Great Linford Crime Rate Over Time

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Great Linford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Great Linford 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 Great Linford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20214.079
20203.874
20196108
20186115
20173.875
20163.466

Crime in Great Linford Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Great Linford This Year

 Great LinfordBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour180.927,6009.34 915% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20.105,4476.70 6600% safer
Drugs50.261,9252.37 812% safer
Other Theft40.204,7855.88 2840% safer
Possession of Weapons10.054340.53 960% safer
Public Order90.467,9859.82 2035% safer
Shoplifting10.052,3092.84 5580% safer
Theft From the Person30.157520.92 513% safer
Vehicle Crime160.824,4725.50 571% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences381.9525,86931.80 1531% safer

Great Linford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Linford794.04-
Stony Stratford435.5928% more dangerous
Broughton718.7454% more dangerous
Burnham14912.4668% more dangerous
Hughenden14417.8277% more dangerous
Great Missenden34635.8789% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Linford

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Recent Crimes in Great Linford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Malins GateUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malins GateUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malins GateUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malins GateUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Malins GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Motorway Service AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayOffender given a caution
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayOffender given a caution
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malins GateUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Great Linford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.410.310.560.92 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson0.670.360.870.10 Safer
Drugs0.310.150.200.26 Safer
Other Theft2.21.90.260.20 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.050.10-0.05 Safer
Public Order0.150.200.310.46 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.20-0.050.05 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.100.100.15 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.611.10.670.82 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences1.11.20.872.0 Getting worse

Changes In Great Linford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Great Linford's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Great Linford that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Linford Manor Park----721.1

Comparing Great Linford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Linford4.04-
Barnet67.0894% more dangerous
Croydon82.4895% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0596% more dangerous
Bristol90.5296% more dangerous
Coventry102.2496% more dangerous
Leicester111.5996% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0697% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6497% more dangerous
Bradford132.2897% more dangerous
Leeds150.9497% more dangerous

Crime in Great Linford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Linford & Giffard Park48674First

Crime in Great Linford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Linford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Great Linford saw a 100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Great Linford saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%---------
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%--+100%------
Drugs----50%------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft----50%--33%----
Public Order----------
Vehicle Crime--67%-+100%-60%--50%---
Violence and Sexual Offences---+100%-80%---50%--

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Linford

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

How dangerous is Great Linford?
Great Linford is the safest small town in Buckinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Great Linford?
Great Linford's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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