Wolverton and Greenleys Crime Overview

Wolverton and Greenleys is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 53rd most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wolverton and Greenleys in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wolverton and Greenleys is the 397th safest small town, and the 3,065th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Wolverton and Greenleys was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for burglary, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.86 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Wolverton and Greenleys residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Wolverton and Greenleys recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during May 2016, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wolverton and Greenleys are violence and sexual offences, with 267 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 225 offences and a difference of 3.02 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Wolverton and Greenleys's least common crime is robbery, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 14% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Wolverton and Greenleys Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wolverton and Greenleys This Year

 Wolverton and GreenleysBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour815.837,9129.7367% safer
Bicycle Theft100.728431.0444% safer
Burglary201.442,7283.35133% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson765.475,5836.8625% safer
Drugs382.742,1102.595% more dangerous
Other Crime130.941,2971.5969% safer
Other Theft755.404,5295.573.1% safer
Possession of Weapons90.655750.719% safer
Public Order553.964,0314.9625% safer
Robbery70.504300.536% safer
Shoplifting483.462,3022.8318% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.727710.9532% safer
Vehicle Crime664.755,2586.4636% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26719.2221,68226.6539% safer

Wolverton and Greenleys Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wooburn48245.3210% safer
Gerrards Cross38645.889% safer
Buckingham67346.557% safer
Stantonbury54547.296% safer
Princes Risborough38348.173.7% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys69449.97-
Great Linford97750.020.10% more dangerous
Amersham80252.675% more dangerous
Newport Pagnell79453.817% more dangerous
Shenley Church End91957.5713% more dangerous
Campbell Park97758.8015% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wolverton and Greenleys

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Recent Crimes in Wolverton and Greenleys

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Rossal PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationSuspect charged as part of another case
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationSuspect charged as part of another case
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Erica RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Bedford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LingfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Stacey AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walker AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Greenleys LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenleys LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near St Georges WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near St Georges WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Wolverton and Greenleys Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7776Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.860.220.72Safer
Burglary3.563.71.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6775Safer
Drugs1.21.41.22.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.720.720.860.94Getting worse
Other Theft1113115Safer
Possession of Weapons1.00.430.650.65Safer
Public Order1.82.81.74.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.650.580.50Safer
Shoplifting664.53.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.580.720.860.72No change
Vehicle Crime5764.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12181619Getting worse

Changes In Wolverton and Greenleys's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wolverton and Greenleys to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wolverton and Greenleys49.97-
Barnet67.7126% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2240% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8142% more dangerous
Bristol86.2142% more dangerous
Leicester97.4449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

Crime in Wolverton and Greenleys's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stony Stratford & Old Wolverton68683First

Crime in Wolverton and Greenleys During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wolverton and Greenleys change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Wolverton and Greenleys saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Wolverton and Greenleys saw a large fall in vehicle crime during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%-25%-29%+71%-+27%+20%-44%-50%+150%
Bicycle Theft--------67%--
Burglary-67%--80%-50%-83%-33%-50%+50%-67%-80%
Criminal Damage and Arson--29%-50%-60%-36%-11%-23%-29%+100%-14%
Drugs-+100%-+33%--40%---+350%
Other Crime-------50%+300%--
Other Theft--67%-25%-57%--25%-50%+33%-67%-67%
Possession of Weapons-------50%---
Public Order-67%--+300%+300%+200%+100%-+300%+200%
Robbery----50%-----50%-
Shoplifting+20%-+100%-83%-63%+100%+500%--67%-
Theft From the Person-+100%--------
Vehicle Crime-67%-67%+400%-75%-50%-30%+133%-86%-75%-57%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+58%+29%+54%-23%-36%-18%+67%+35%+71%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wolverton and Greenleys

What police force serves Wolverton and Greenleys?
Wolverton and Greenleys's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Wolverton and Greenleys?
Wolverton and Greenleys is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire.
What is Wolverton and Greenleys's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Wolverton and Greenleys are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Wolverton and Greenleys?
Wolverton and Greenleys's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021