Great Linford Crime Overview

Great Linford is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Linford in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Linford is the 398th safest small town, and the 3,050th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Great Linford was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Great Linford residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.77 per 1,000 residents. Great Linford recorded 7 reports of drugs during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst small town for drugs in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Great Linford are violence and sexual offences, with 408 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 24% higher than 2019's figure of 309 offences and a difference of 5.07 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Great Linford's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 60% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Great Linford Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Great Linford This Year

 Great LinfordBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1135.787,9129.7368% safer
Bicycle Theft60.318431.04235% safer
Burglary462.352,7283.3543% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1175.995,5836.8615% safer
Drugs281.432,1102.5981% safer
Other Crime190.971,2971.5964% safer
Other Theft462.354,5295.57137% safer
Possession of Weapons50.265750.71173% safer
Public Order643.284,0314.9651% safer
Robbery160.824300.5335% more dangerous
Shoplifting954.862,3022.8342% more dangerous
Theft From the Person120.617710.9556% safer
Vehicle Crime1155.895,2586.4610% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40820.8921,68226.6528% safer

Great Linford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gerrards Cross38645.889% safer
Buckingham67346.557% safer
Stantonbury54547.296% safer
Princes Risborough38348.173.8% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys69449.970.10% safer
Great Linford97750.02-
Amersham80252.675% more dangerous
Newport Pagnell79453.817% more dangerous
Shenley Church End91957.5713% more dangerous
Campbell Park97758.8015% more dangerous
Marlow85459.1915% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Linford

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Great Linford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour974.96Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.670.410.31Safer
Burglary2.22.71.32.4Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.84.64.66Getting worse
Drugs1.21.51.31.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.260.771.20.97Getting worse
Other Theft3.44.83.62.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.510.410.26Safer
Public Order0.671.42.23.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.360.610.82Getting worse
Shoplifting854.94.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.720.670.460.61Safer
Vehicle Crime4.0776Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences7151621Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Great Linford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Linford50.02-
Barnet67.7126% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2240% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8142% more dangerous
Bristol86.2142% more dangerous
Leicester97.4449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

Crime in Great Linford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Linford & Giffard Park50276First

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 June, when Great Linford saw a 1,400% increase in shoplifting. Great Linford saw a large fall in shoplifting during December, when it fell by 92% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%--36%+11%-10%-27%+467%+75%-22%-44%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-+350%+300%-+67%-33%+100%-50%+500%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-25%+56%+11%+250%+120%-11%-50%-67%-43%
Drugs-67%-75%-71%-33%+500%+50%+400%-+33%-
Other Crime----83%-50%-50%----
Other Theft--+33%-17%-50%+20%----40%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+33%+25%+450%+33%-86%+25%+20%-33%+33%-
Robbery--+100%+150%+200%--67%---67%
Shoplifting-71%+200%+40%+1,400%+150%+67%+100%+200%-88%-92%
Theft From the Person----+100%----+100%
Vehicle Crime+8%+56%-+8%-53%-+80%+20%-27%-85%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-+104%+68%-21%+29%+45%+78%+15%+38%

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 among the top 20 most dangerous small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021