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Crime and Safety in West Bletchley

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West Bletchley is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 217 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West Bletchley in 2021 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.3% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West Bletchley is the 237th most dangerous small town, and the 1,468th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, West Bletchley had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in West Bletchley are violence and sexual offences, with 834 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 681 offences and a difference of 6.76 from 2020's crime rate of 30. West Bletchley's least common crime is robbery, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 62% from 2020's figure of 13 crimes.

West Bletchley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

1.8% lower, regional crime rate

South East

3.1% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in West Bletchley is 1.8% lower than the South East and 3.1% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

West Bletchley Crime Rate Over Time

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West Bletchley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in West Bletchley represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for West Bletchley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021711,598
2020641,445
2019571,285
2018471,074
201742948
201637833

Crime in West Bletchley Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in West Bletchley This Year

 West BletchleyBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25311.187,6009.34 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft140.627300.90 45% safer
Burglary522.302,0542.52 10% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1376.055,4476.70 11% safer
Drugs502.211,9252.37 7% safer
Other Crime251.101,0831.33 21% safer
Other Theft1034.554,7855.88 29% safer
Possession of Weapons110.494340.53 8% safer
Public Order2089.197,9859.82 7% safer
Robbery80.353500.43 23% safer
Shoplifting331.462,3092.84 95% safer
Theft From the Person150.667520.92 39% safer
Vehicle Crime1084.774,4725.50 15% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences83436.8625,86631.80 14% more dangerous

West Bletchley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Princes Risborough44856.3525% safer
Wendover49057.5223% safer
Chesham1,51465.648% safer
Walton80467.275.0% safer
Beaconsfield89269.950.96% safer
West Bletchley1,59870.62-
Shenley Church End1,17673.674.1% more dangerous
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow72285.0617% more dangerous
Iver1,03785.0817% more dangerous
Bradwell81185.2017% more dangerous
Stantonbury99286.0718% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in West Bletchley

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Recent Crimes in West Bletchley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wye CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Denbigh HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Denbigh Hall DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Selwyn GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Aidan'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hampshire CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sutherland GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Hertford PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caernarvon CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thames CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Downing CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cumbria CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Surrey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Dorchester AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Shaftesbury CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forfar DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sutherland GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Tweed DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Shaftesbury CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Selwyn GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

West Bletchley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11111011 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.621.00.530.62 Safer
Burglary2.82.32.22.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6876 Safer
Drugs1.51.32.32.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.931.11.51.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.74.44.34.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.710.440.49 Safer
Public Order1.82.84.59 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.660.570.35 Safer
Shoplifting2.22.33.01.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.710.800.66 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.8874.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21243037 Getting worse

Changes In West Bletchley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing West Bletchley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9377% safer
Birmingham49.6042% safer
Barnet67.085% safer
West Bletchley70.62-
Croydon82.4814% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0322% more dangerous
Bristol90.5222% more dangerous
Leicester111.5937% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0643% more dangerous
Bradford132.2847% more dangerous
Leeds150.9453% more dangerous

Crime in West Bletchley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bletchley North West55869Second
Bletchley West46463Third
Far Bletchley57679First

Crime in West Bletchley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in West Bletchley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when West Bletchley saw a 400% increase in drugs. West Bletchley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during December, when it fell by 82% compared to December in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of West Bletchley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+4%-25%-31%-19%+45%-11%+5%-24%+11%
Bicycle Theft---+100%-50%+50%-50%-33%--
Burglary-56%+100%-43%-57%-33%-25%-40%+125%+33%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-56%-6%+14%-20%+7%-38%-33%-42%+24%
Drugs+100%+25%+200%--+33%+400%+100%+200%+300%
Other Crime+100%+50%+200%+100%+100%---25%+40%+200%
Other Theft-38%-36%-38%+88%-22%-+38%+67%--22%
Possession of Weapons------33%-50%---
Public Order-50%-50%+57%+200%+20%+300%+86%+233%+83%-17%
Robbery------75%----33%
Shoplifting-+200%-60%+400%+67%-60%-57%+14%-36%+100%
Theft From the Person-75%-+200%-----+100%-
Vehicle Crime+160%-17%-76%-40%-76%-46%-17%-9%-50%-82%
Violence and Sexual Offences+59%+19%+57%+50%+13%+7%-+30%+2%+28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in West Bletchley

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

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

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

What is the least common crime in West Bletchley?
West Bletchley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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