Stony Stratford Crime Overview

Stony Stratford is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 89th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stony Stratford in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 57% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stony Stratford is the 261st safest small town, and the 4,259th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2019, Stony Stratford was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Stony Stratford are violence and sexual offences, with 154 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 34% higher than 2019's figure of 102 offences and a difference of 6.76 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Stony Stratford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Stony Stratford to other towns and cities

See how Stony Stratford shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Stony Stratford and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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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 Behaviour8811.447,9129.7315% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.788431.0433% safer
Burglary232.992,7283.3512% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson374.815,5836.8643% safer
Drugs141.822,1102.5942% safer
Other Crime30.391,2971.59308% safer
Other Theft192.474,5295.57126% safer
Possession of Weapons30.395750.7182% safer
Public Order212.734,0314.9682% safer
Shoplifting101.302,3022.83118% safer
Theft From the Person20.267710.95265% safer
Vehicle Crime222.865,2586.46126% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15420.0221,68226.6533% safer

Stony Stratford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chepping Wycombe39427.8647% safer
Bradwell28529.9436% safer
Walton37731.5529% safer
Great Missenden35336.5912% safer
Burnham48440.490.82% safer
Stony Stratford31440.82-
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow35742.062.9% more dangerous
Wendover37544.027% more dangerous
Chalfont St. Peter58344.178% more dangerous
Wooburn48245.3210% more dangerous
Gerrards Cross38645.8811% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stony Stratford

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Recent Crimes in Stony Stratford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Public orderOn or near Bunsty CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kingston AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Coronation RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Malletts CloseLocal resolution
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clarence RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ShepherdsAction to be taken by another organisation
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ShepherdsUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near BretonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Buckley CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Magdalen CloseInvestigation 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 2021Bicycle theftOn or near WoodsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WoolmansInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near ShearmansInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Public orderOn or near WoolmansUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near WoolmansUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near WoolmansUnable to prosecute suspect

Stony Stratford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour96811Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.260.780.78Getting worse
Burglary2.34.01.73.0Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson64.64.44.8Safer
Drugs0.390.260.781.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.650.780.910.39Safer
Other Theft4.64.83.52.5Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.780.650.39Safer
Public Order0.651.82.22.7Getting worse
Shoplifting2.31.00.521.3No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.130.130.26No change
Vehicle Crime4.954.82.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences6111320Getting worse

Changes In Stony Stratford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stony Stratford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stony Stratford40.82-
Barnet67.7140% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2153% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% 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 October, when Stony Stratford saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Stony Stratford saw a large fall in vehicle crime during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%-80%-75%+133%+100%+133%----50%
Burglary+100%-+200%--+200%+100%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-40%+50%--60%-67%+100%+400%-67%-
Drugs--50%+100%--+50%----
Other Crime----------
Other Theft---33%-25%--+100%--+100%
Public Order+150%---+100%----+100%
Vehicle Crime-86%-+300%----50%---40%
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%+17%+64%+167%+150%+86%+143%+100%-+71%

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 among the top 10 safest small towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021