Walton Crime Overview

Walton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 88th safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Walton in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 103% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Walton is the 130th safest small town, and the 5,285th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2019, Walton was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2016 was also a bad month for Walton residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.42 per 1,000 residents. Walton recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during November 2016, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Walton are violence and sexual offences, with 172 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 150 offences and a difference of 1.84 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Walton's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 250% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Walton Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Walton This Year

 WaltonBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour564.697,9129.73107% safer
Bicycle Theft70.598431.0476% safer
Burglary161.342,7283.35150% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson332.765,5836.86149% safer
Drugs141.172,1102.59121% safer
Other Crime100.841,2971.5989% safer
Other Theft171.424,5295.57292% safer
Possession of Weapons60.505750.7142% safer
Public Order302.514,0314.9698% safer
Robbery20.174300.53212% safer
Shoplifting90.752,3022.83277% safer
Theft From the Person30.257710.95280% safer
Vehicle Crime584.855,2586.4633% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17214.3921,68226.6585% safer

Walton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hazlemere16017.2083% safer
Hughenden14217.5780% safer
Broughton17121.0650% safer
Chepping Wycombe39427.8613% safer
Bradwell28529.945% safer
Walton37731.55-
Great Missenden35336.5914% more dangerous
Burnham48440.4922% more dangerous
Stony Stratford31440.8223% more dangerous
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow35742.0625% more dangerous
Wendover37544.0228% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Walton

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Walton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8764.7Safer
Bicycle Theft0.331.40.500.59Safer
Burglary2.91.71.61.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.64.43.92.8Safer
Drugs0.670.670.671.2Getting worse
Other Crime-0.420.670.84Getting worse
Other Theft592.91.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.250.170.50Getting worse
Public Order1.01.72.72.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.330.590.17Safer
Shoplifting1.72.81.40.75Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.250.330.25Safer
Vehicle Crime4.6794.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8101314Getting worse

Changes In Walton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Walton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Walton31.55-
Barnet67.7153% more dangerous
Coventry77.4159% more dangerous
Croydon83.2262% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8163% more dangerous
Bristol86.2163% more dangerous
Leicester97.4468% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2871% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1077% more dangerous

Crime in Walton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Walnut Tree & Tilbrook50162First

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 500% increase in public order. Walton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 93% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+17%-38%+33%+10%-36%-13%-50%-40%-25%
Bicycle Theft---------50%-
Burglary-67%--50%---+200%--50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-80%+100%---50%+133%-71%-40%-+200%
Drugs-67%-+50%-------
Other Crime-50%---+100%-----
Other Theft-67%-80%-50%-50%-50%---+50%-
Possession of Weapons-50%---------
Public Order--25%-75%-+50%-50%-50%+33%+500%-
Shoplifting--67%+100%-------
Theft From the Person-------50%---
Vehicle Crime-10%-57%-33%-67%-81%-85%-79%-71%-93%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences-65%+57%-13%-+83%+50%-33%+30%+58%+183%

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 10 safest small towns 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021