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Crime and Safety in Stony Stratford

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Stony Stratford is the second safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stony Stratford in 2021 was 6 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1180% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stony Stratford is the 61st safest small town, and the 464th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Stony Stratford are violence and sexual offences, with 16 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 2.1. This is 25% higher than 2020's figure of 12 offences and a difference of 0.52 from 2020's crime rate of 1.6. Stony Stratford's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Stony Stratford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

1186% lower, regional crime rate

South East

1267% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stony Stratford is 1186% lower than the South East and 1267% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stony Stratford Crime Rate Over Time

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Stony Stratford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stony Stratford 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 Stony Stratford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021643
2020643
2019540
2018540
2017542
2016646

Crime in Stony Stratford Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stony Stratford This Year

 Stony StratfordBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour111.437,6009.34 553% safer
Bicycle Theft20.267300.90 246% safer
Burglary10.132,0542.52 1838% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson40.525,4476.70 1188% safer
Drugs20.261,9252.37 812% safer
Other Crime10.131,0831.33 923% safer
Other Theft40.524,7855.88 1031% safer
Public Order101.307,9859.82 655% safer
Vehicle Crime30.394,4725.50 1310% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences162.0825,86931.80 1429% safer

Stony Stratford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Linford794.0438% safer
Stony Stratford435.59-
Broughton718.7436% more dangerous
Burnham14912.4655% more dangerous
Hughenden14417.8269% more dangerous
Great Missenden34635.8784% more dangerous
Hazlemere34937.5185% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stony Stratford

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Recent Crimes in Stony Stratford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Millers WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Millers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near RidgewayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Millers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stony Stratford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.520.390.261.4 Getting worse
Burglary0.650.130.780.13 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.780.780.780.52 Safer
Drugs--0.780.26No change
Other Crime--0.130.13 Safer
Other Theft0.650.260.390.52No change
Public Order0.520.780.391.3 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.911.00.520.39 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1.42.01.62.1 Getting worse

Changes In Stony Stratford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stony Stratford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stony Stratford5.59-
Barnet67.0892% more dangerous
Croydon82.4893% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0594% more dangerous
Bristol90.5294% more dangerous
Coventry102.2495% more dangerous
Leicester111.5995% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0695% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6496% more dangerous
Bradford132.2896% more dangerous
Leeds150.9496% more dangerous

Crime in Stony Stratford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stony Stratford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Stony Stratford saw a 300% increase in violence and sexual offences. Stony Stratford saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 67% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%---------
Other Theft----------
Vehicle Crime-50%---+100%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences---67%-50%--50%---+300%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stony Stratford

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

How dangerous is Stony Stratford?
Stony Stratford is the second safest small town in Buckinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Stony Stratford?
Stony Stratford's least common crime is burglary.

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