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Crime and Safety in Wolverton and Greenleys

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Wolverton and Greenleys is the third most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wolverton and Greenleys in 2021 was 114 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 37% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wolverton and Greenleys is the 48th most dangerous small town, and the 399th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Wolverton and Greenleys had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for burglary, with 33 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.4 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Wolverton and Greenleys are violence and sexual offences, with 776 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 28% higher than 2020's figure of 557 offences and a difference of 15.77 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Wolverton and Greenleys's least common crime is robbery, with 10 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 70% from 2020's figure of 17 crimes.

Wolverton and Greenleys 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

37% higher, regional crime rate

South East

33% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wolverton and Greenleys is 37% higher than the South East and 33% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wolverton and Greenleys Crime Rate Over Time

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Wolverton and Greenleys Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wolverton and Greenleys 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 Wolverton and Greenleys

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211141,588
2020941,308
20191001,395
20181121,556
2017901,249
2016881,219

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 Behaviour25318.227,6009.34 49% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft201.447300.90 38% more dangerous
Burglary392.812,0542.52 10% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson15311.025,4476.70 39% more dangerous
Drugs463.311,9252.37 28% more dangerous
Other Crime282.021,0831.33 34% more dangerous
Other Theft956.844,7855.88 14% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons141.014340.53 48% more dangerous
Public Order21715.627,9859.82 37% more dangerous
Robbery100.723500.43 40% more dangerous
Shoplifting785.622,3092.84 49% more dangerous
Theft From the Person181.307520.92 29% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime946.774,4725.50 19% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences77655.8725,86931.80 43% more dangerous

Wolverton and Greenleys Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Iver1,03785.0834% safer
Bradwell81185.2034% safer
Stantonbury99286.0733% safer
Denham771101.5013% safer
Campbell Park1,722103.6310% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys1,588114.34-
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford3,131166.0831% more dangerous
Woughton on the Green2,402171.7233% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wolverton and Greenleys

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Recent Crimes in Wolverton and Greenleys

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burtree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Field LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bridge Hook CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jersey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walker AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Field LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Colts Holm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Theatre/Concert HallUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buckingham StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near MapledeanInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridgeturn AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Drovers CroftAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Wolverton and Greenleys Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14121218 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.41.01.31.4 Safer
Burglary1173.72.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13131111 Safer
Drugs2.22.553.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.61.92.0 Getting worse
Other Theft171587 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.11.51.31.0 Safer
Public Order4.44.6716 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.20.861.20.72 Safer
Shoplifting1064.66 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.01.21.11.3 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime111187 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36364056 Getting 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
Barnet67.0870% safer
Croydon82.4839% safer
Sheffield90.0527% safer
Bristol90.5226% safer
Coventry102.2412% safer
Leicester111.592.5% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys114.34-
Liverpool123.067% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6412% more dangerous
Bradford132.2814% more dangerous
Leeds150.9424% more dangerous

Crime in Wolverton and Greenleys's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stony Stratford & Old Wolverton69784First

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 December, when Wolverton and Greenleys saw a 650% increase in drugs. Wolverton and Greenleys saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019. Rates of other theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Wolverton and Greenleys's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+20%-50%-50%-+4%+45%+18%-55%+14%-13%
Bicycle Theft--+200%-33%-+100%+100%-67%--
Burglary-75%+60%-60%-56%-89%-60%-33%+67%-50%-44%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-35%-8%-61%-25%-+6%-53%+120%-10%
Drugs+400%+300%+75%---38%+100%+200%+200%+650%
Other Crime-50%--+200%--50%-33%+100%-50%-
Other Theft-17%-79%-73%-57%-37%-74%-79%--50%-40%
Possession of Weapons-67%--+300%--+50%-33%--50%
Public Order-33%+350%-75%+100%+120%+100%+29%+180%+60%+333%
Robbery-50%---50%-----67%-
Shoplifting+71%+100%+100%-55%-72%-33%+13%-67%-57%-
Theft From the Person-+100%-67%----+50%--
Vehicle Crime-46%-50%-11%-50%-67%-37%+33%-67%-56%-42%
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%-15%+2%+67%-16%-13%+13%+48%+9%+38%

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 the third most dangerous small town 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).

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