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Crime and Safety in Wendover

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Wendover is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wendover in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wendover is the 394th most dangerous small town, and the 2,454th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Wendover was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.94 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2017 was also a bad month for Wendover residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Wendover recorded 11 reports of burglary during December 2015, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for burglary in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wendover are violence and sexual offences, with 210 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 37% higher than 2020's figure of 132 offences and a difference of 9.16 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Wendover's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 900% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Wendover 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

25% lower, regional crime rate

South East

33% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wendover is 25% lower than the South East and 33% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wendover Crime Rate Over Time

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Wendover Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wendover 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 Wendover

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202158490
202044375
201935294
201841348
201737313
201630256

Crime in Wendover Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wendover This Year

 WendoverBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour485.637,6009.34 66% safer
Burglary91.062,0542.52 138% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8810.335,4476.70 35% more dangerous
Drugs172.001,9252.37 18% safer
Other Crime131.531,0831.33 13% more dangerous
Other Theft333.874,7855.88 52% safer
Possession of Weapons10.124340.53 342% safer
Public Order677.867,9859.82 25% safer
Robbery10.123500.43 258% safer
Shoplifting111.292,3092.84 120% safer
Theft From the Person20.237520.92 300% safer
Vehicle Crime384.464,4725.50 23% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21024.6525,86931.80 29% safer

Wendover Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gerrards Cross43651.8211% safer
Marlow75152.0511% safer
Newport Pagnell77852.739% safer
Buckingham81256.172.4% safer
Princes Risborough44856.352.1% safer
Wendover49057.52-
Chesham1,51465.6412% more dangerous
Walton80467.2714% more dangerous
Beaconsfield89269.9518% more dangerous
West Bletchley1,59870.6219% more dangerous
Shenley Church End1,17673.6722% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wendover

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Recent Crimes in Wendover

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Icknield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hale LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Halton Wood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near St Anne'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Reddings CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nash Lee RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hale RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hale RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Other theftOn or near Icknield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hospital Circular RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near BanksideUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Station ApproachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Caudery PlaceFurther investigation is not in the public interest

Wendover Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour84.866 Safer
Burglary2.63.41.21.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.73.6810 Getting worse
Drugs0.820.820.822.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.80.941.5 Getting worse
Other Theft53.863.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.591.20.12 Safer
Public Order1.40.943.98 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.120.120.12 Safer
Shoplifting1.21.21.41.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.470.350.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.64.04.54.5 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences16131525 Getting worse

Changes In Wendover's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wendover to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wendover57.52-
Barnet67.0814% more dangerous
Croydon82.4830% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0536% more dangerous
Bristol90.5236% more dangerous
Coventry102.2444% more dangerous
Leicester111.5948% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6456% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Wendover's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wendover53055First

Crime in Wendover During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wendover change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Wendover saw a 1,100% increase in criminal damage and arson. Wendover saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+33%+100%+33%-+60%-+67%+33%-
Burglary---88%--+50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-67%+200%-57%+75%+33%+700%+400%+1,100%+167%
Drugs----------
Other Crime-------+100%+100%-
Other Theft+50%--67%+33%-50%-+300%-+567%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+400%----50%-+200%+300%+100%-
Shoplifting+100%---50%------
Vehicle Crime-33%---50%-25%-14%+67%--67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+86%+67%+113%-44%+44%-69%+57%-46%--

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wendover

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

How dangerous is Wendover?
Wendover is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Wendover?
Wendover's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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