Newport Pagnell Crime Overview

Newport Pagnell is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 42nd most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newport Pagnell in 2020 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newport Pagnell is the 395th most dangerous small town, and the 2,633rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Newport Pagnell was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for shoplifting, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.41 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Newport Pagnell residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 21 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Newport Pagnell recorded 3 reports of other crime during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for other crime in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Newport Pagnell are violence and sexual offences, with 341 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 288 offences and a difference of 3.59 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Newport Pagnell's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Newport Pagnell This Year

 Newport PagnellBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1087.327,9129.7333% safer
Bicycle Theft90.618431.0470% safer
Burglary362.442,7283.3537% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson644.345,5836.8658% safer
Drugs181.222,1102.59112% safer
Other Crime191.291,2971.5923% safer
Other Theft543.664,5295.5752% safer
Possession of Weapons90.615750.7116% safer
Public Order644.344,0314.9614% safer
Robbery60.414300.5329% safer
Shoplifting473.192,3022.8311% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.277710.95252% safer
Vehicle Crime1238.345,2586.4623% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences34123.1121,68226.6515% safer

Crime in Newport Pagnell Compared To Buckinghamshire

Newport Pagnell Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stantonbury54547.2914% safer
Princes Risborough38348.1712% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys69449.978% safer
Great Linford97750.028% safer
Amersham80252.672.2% safer
Newport Pagnell79453.81-
Shenley Church End91957.577% more dangerous
Campbell Park97758.808% more dangerous
Marlow85459.199% more dangerous
Beaconsfield81063.5215% more dangerous
West Bletchley1,44563.8616% more dangerous

Newport Pagnell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour109107Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.00.410.61Safer
Burglary3.14.92.22.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7664.3Safer
Drugs1.01.21.41.2No change
Other Crime0.611.31.31.3Getting worse
Other Theft1114103.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.270.470.270.61Getting worse
Public Order1.72.02.84.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.680.340.41Getting worse
Shoplifting3.73.52.93.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.680.540.27Safer
Vehicle Crime710128Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10162023Getting worse

Changes In Newport Pagnell's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Newport Pagnell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Newport Pagnell53.81-
Barnet67.7121% more dangerous
Coventry77.4130% more dangerous
Croydon83.2235% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8137% more dangerous
Bristol86.2138% more dangerous
Leicester97.4445% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8748% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2850% more dangerous
Bradford133.0260% more dangerous
Leeds137.1061% more dangerous

Crime in Newport Pagnell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newport Pagnell North35149Second
Newport Pagnell South44359First

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 most dangerous 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021