West Bletchley Crime Overview

West Bletchley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West Bletchley in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.36% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West Bletchley is the 262nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,811st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, West Bletchley was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for other theft, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for West Bletchley residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. West Bletchley recorded 24 reports of vehicle crime during February 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in West Bletchley are violence and sexual offences, with 681 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 541 offences and a difference of 6.19 from 2019's crime rate of 24. West Bletchley's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 10 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 60% from 2019's figure of 16 crimes.

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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 Behaviour23610.437,9129.737% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft120.538431.0496% safer
Burglary502.212,7283.3552% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1586.985,5836.861.7% more dangerous
Drugs532.342,1102.5911% safer
Other Crime331.461,2971.599% safer
Other Theft984.334,5295.5729% safer
Possession of Weapons100.445750.7161% safer
Public Order1024.514,0314.9610% safer
Robbery130.574300.537% more dangerous
Shoplifting683.012,3022.836% more dangerous
Theft From the Person180.807710.9519% safer
Vehicle Crime1496.595,2586.462.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences68130.1021,68226.6511% more dangerous

West Bletchley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newport Pagnell79453.8119% safer
Shenley Church End91957.5711% safer
Campbell Park97758.809% safer
Marlow85459.198% safer
Beaconsfield81063.520.54% safer
West Bletchley1,44563.86-
Chesham1,57468.246% more dangerous
Iver96979.5020% more dangerous
Woughton on the Green1,16183.0023% more dangerous
Denham824108.4841% more dangerous
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford2,714143.9656% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in West Bletchley

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Recent Crimes in West Bletchley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sussex RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Corfe CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Corfe CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Corfe CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bosworth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Surrey PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Highfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Girton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Humber WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near St Mary'S AvenueOffender given a caution
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near South LawneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near South LawneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hexham GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hexham GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Colchester CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Arundel GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Arundel GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chester CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church Green RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

West Bletchley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17111110Safer
Bicycle Theft0.660.621.00.53Safer
Burglary2.72.82.32.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7687Getting worse
Drugs1.31.51.32.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.840.931.11.5Getting worse
Other Theft4.94.74.44.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.660.570.710.44Safer
Public Order1.51.82.84.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.490.180.660.57Getting worse
Shoplifting1.22.22.33.0Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.880.530.710.80Getting worse
Vehicle Crime54.887Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14212430Getting worse

Changes In West Bletchley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing West Bletchley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
West Bletchley63.86-
Barnet67.716% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4434% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2840% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in West Bletchley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bletchley North West60075First
Bletchley West36850Third
Far Bletchley47766Second

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 10 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021