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Crime and Safety in Walton, Buckinghamshire

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Walton is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Walton in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Walton is the 278th most dangerous small town, and the 1,705th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Walton had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for vehicle crime, with 43 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.6 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Walton are violence and sexual offences, with 396 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 346 offences and a difference of 4.19 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Walton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 325% from 2020's figure of 17 crimes.

Walton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

7% lower, regional crime rate

South East

14% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Walton is 7% lower than the South East and 14% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Walton Crime Rate Over Time

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Walton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Walton 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 Walton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202167804
202061729
201963754
201867796
201750602
201650601

Crime in Walton Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Walton This Year

 WaltonBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1089.047,6009.34 3.3% safer
Bicycle Theft40.337300.90 173% safer
Burglary221.842,0542.52 37% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson746.195,4476.70 8% safer
Drugs201.671,9252.37 42% safer
Other Crime181.511,0831.33 12% more dangerous
Other Theft584.854,7855.88 21% safer
Possession of Weapons60.504340.53 6% safer
Public Order978.127,9859.82 21% safer
Robbery90.753500.43 43% more dangerous
Shoplifting70.592,3092.84 381% safer
Theft From the Person60.507520.92 84% safer
Vehicle Crime877.284,4725.50 24% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences39633.1425,86931.80 4.0% more dangerous

Walton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newport Pagnell77852.7328% safer
Buckingham81256.1720% safer
Princes Risborough44856.3519% safer
Wendover49057.5217% safer
Chesham1,51465.642.5% safer
Walton80467.27-
Beaconsfield89269.953.8% more dangerous
West Bletchley1,59870.624.7% more dangerous
Shenley Church End1,17673.679% more dangerous
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow72285.0621% more dangerous
Iver1,03785.0821% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Walton

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Recent Crimes in Walton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tongwell StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Isaacson DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Top MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stevens FieldUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lutyens GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Bruckner GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lutyens GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coggeshall GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Strauss GroveOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newport RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Webber HeathLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newport RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Caraway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Newport RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fyfield BarrowAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Newport RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mendelssohn GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mozart CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Walton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1311109 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.21.11.40.33 Safer
Burglary4.02.63.01.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7756 Safer
Drugs1.21.11.51.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.31.81.5 Getting worse
Other Theft104.44.24.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.330.750.50 Getting worse
Public Order3.23.84.88 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.11.00.500.75 Safer
Shoplifting3.42.31.40.59 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.500.250.50 Safer
Vehicle Crime101477 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22242933 Getting worse

Changes In Walton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Walton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.080.28% safer
Walton67.27-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5226% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Walton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Walnut Tree & Tilbrook57071First

Crime in Walton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Walton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Walton saw a 700% increase in public order. Walton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 92% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+125%+25%-+20%-19%-56%-43%-44%-14%
Bicycle Theft------33%---50%-
Burglary-75%---50%+50%-50%+33%+100%-67%-86%
Criminal Damage and Arson-64%+75%+25%--30%+67%-25%-63%-33%-17%
Drugs-67%+100%--------
Other Crime+100%---+50%+200%--+100%+100%
Other Theft-14%-20%+250%--43%+200%---33%-
Possession of Weapons-33%-------+100%-
Public Order-+100%-14%-25%+250%--+25%+700%-50%
Robbery---+100%------
Shoplifting--57%+50%------+100%
Theft From the Person-------50%---
Vehicle Crime-13%-70%-50%-44%-78%-90%-72%-67%-92%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-41%+80%-13%+87%+26%+125%-17%+42%+22%+41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Walton

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

How dangerous is Walton?
Walton is among the top 20 most dangerous small town in Buckinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Walton?
Walton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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