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Crime and Safety in Newport Pagnell

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Newport Pagnell is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 58th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newport Pagnell in 2021 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newport Pagnell is the 374th safest small town, and the 2,949th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Newport Pagnell was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for shoplifting, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.81 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Newport Pagnell residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 18 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Newport Pagnell recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during February 2018, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Newport Pagnell are violence and sexual offences, with 326 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 4.6% lower than 2020's figure of 341 offences and a difference of 1.02 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Newport Pagnell's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 20% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Newport Pagnell 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

36% lower, regional crime rate

South East

45% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Newport Pagnell is 36% lower than the South East and 45% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Newport Pagnell Crime Rate Over Time

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Newport Pagnell Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Newport Pagnell 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 Newport Pagnell

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202153778
202054794
201960880
201862915
201747691
201644652

Crime in Newport Pagnell Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Newport Pagnell This Year

 Newport PagnellBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1268.547,6009.34 9% safer
Bicycle Theft110.757300.90 20% safer
Burglary211.422,0542.52 77% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson594.005,4476.70 68% safer
Drugs211.421,9252.37 67% safer
Other Crime140.951,0831.33 40% safer
Other Theft322.174,7855.88 171% safer
Possession of Weapons60.414340.53 29% safer
Public Order926.247,9859.82 57% safer
Robbery50.343500.43 26% safer
Shoplifting563.802,3092.84 25% more dangerous
Theft From the Person130.887520.92 4.5% safer
Vehicle Crime1228.274,4725.50 33% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences32622.0925,86931.80 44% safer

Newport Pagnell Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wooburn51448.339% safer
Chalfont St. Peter66850.614.2% safer
Amersham78851.751.9% safer
Gerrards Cross43651.821.8% safer
Marlow75152.051.3% safer
Newport Pagnell77852.73-
Buckingham81256.176% more dangerous
Princes Risborough44856.356% more dangerous
Wendover49057.528% more dangerous
Chesham1,51465.6420% more dangerous
Walton80467.2722% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newport Pagnell

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Recent Crimes in Newport Pagnell

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Burdock CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Carroll CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Little Linford LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newbolt CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ivy CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Conference/Exhibition CentreUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ruskin CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Motorway Service AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Newport Pagnell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour91079 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.410.610.75 Safer
Burglary4.92.22.41.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.34.0 Safer
Drugs1.21.41.21.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.31.30.95 Safer
Other Theft14103.72.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.270.610.41 Getting worse
Public Order2.02.84.36 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.680.340.410.34 Safer
Shoplifting3.52.93.23.8 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.680.540.270.88 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime101288 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16202322 Getting worse

Changes In Newport Pagnell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Newport Pagnell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Newport Pagnell52.73-
Barnet67.0821% more dangerous
Croydon82.4836% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0541% more dangerous
Bristol90.5242% more dangerous
Coventry102.2448% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Newport Pagnell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newport Pagnell North36751Second
Newport Pagnell South41155First

Crime in Newport Pagnell During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newport Pagnell change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Newport Pagnell saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Newport Pagnell saw a large fall in other theft during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%-47%+44%+29%-39%-42%+6%-36%-75%-71%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--50%---57%---+33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-29%-75%-13%--57%+50%-50%+60%-50%
Drugs+200%---33%-50%---+100%+100%
Other Crime-50%--67%--50%-----
Other Theft-80%-77%-36%-73%-76%-71%-72%-38%-60%-30%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+300%-50%+167%+133%+150%+267%+50%-+167%-57%
Shoplifting-+50%+125%+100%+50%-33%-+500%-60%-33%
Theft From the Person--------50%--
Vehicle Crime--58%-54%-67%-40%-+67%-28%-61%-76%
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%+123%+23%+56%+45%+56%+24%-29%--44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newport Pagnell

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

How dangerous is Newport Pagnell?
Newport Pagnell is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire.

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

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

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