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Crime and Safety in Wooburn

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Wooburn is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 77th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wooburn in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 48% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wooburn is the 316th safest small town, and the 3,473rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2015, Wooburn was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2015 was also a bad month for Wooburn residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Wooburn are violence and sexual offences, with 232 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 25% higher than 2020's figure of 174 offences and a difference of 5.45 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Wooburn's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Wooburn 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

49% lower, regional crime rate

South East

58% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wooburn is 49% lower than the South East and 58% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wooburn Crime Rate Over Time

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Wooburn Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wooburn 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 Wooburn

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202148514
202045482
201942444
201835375
201736383
201636380

Crime in Wooburn Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wooburn This Year

 WooburnBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour635.927,6009.34 58% safer
Bicycle Theft30.287300.90 221% safer
Burglary323.012,0542.52 16% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson343.205,4476.70 109% safer
Drugs131.221,9252.37 94% safer
Other Crime151.411,0831.33 6% more dangerous
Other Theft323.014,7855.88 95% safer
Possession of Weapons10.094340.53 489% safer
Public Order757.057,9859.82 39% safer
Robbery30.283500.43 54% safer
Shoplifting222.072,3092.84 37% safer
Theft From the Person50.477520.92 96% safer
Vehicle Crime474.424,4725.50 24% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23221.8125,86931.80 46% safer

Wooburn Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burnham14912.46288% safer
Hughenden14417.82171% safer
Great Missenden34635.8735% safer
Hazlemere34937.5129% safer
Chepping Wycombe61343.3511% safer
Wooburn51448.33-
Chalfont St. Peter66850.614.5% more dangerous
Amersham78851.757% more dangerous
Gerrards Cross43651.827% more dangerous
Marlow75152.057% more dangerous
Newport Pagnell77852.738% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wooburn

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Recent Crimes in Wooburn

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MoorsideUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Furlong CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Millboard RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hedge LeaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Five AcresUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near The GreenLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millstream WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Brent RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wakeman RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Boundary RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Millboard RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marlow RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near School RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bridgestone DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Millboard RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walnut GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ferry LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hedsor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hedsor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hedsor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Wooburn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7686 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.381.00.660.28 Safer
Burglary4.45.02.63.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.55.063.2 Safer
Drugs1.00.191.41.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.470.751.41.4 Getting worse
Other Theft554.03.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.09-0.560.09 Safer
Public Order0.851.32.87 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.190.280.28 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.02.43.22.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.660.850.47 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.4664.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10141622 Getting worse

Changes In Wooburn's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Wooburn's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Wooburn that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Wooburn Park1----10.21

Comparing Wooburn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wooburn48.33-
Barnet67.0828% more dangerous
Croydon82.4841% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0546% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Coventry102.2453% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6463% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Wooburn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bourne End22140Second
Loudwater & Wooburn Green40162First

Crime in Wooburn During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wooburn change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Wooburn saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Wooburn saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+150%-60%+67%+38%+33%-20%-+150%+600%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------
Burglary-57%--86%-57%---71%--83%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+20%-89%--29%+200%+600%-67%-+150%-
Drugs---------+400%
Other Crime------50%----
Other Theft-20%-82%--50%+200%+40%+100%+67%--50%
Public Order---+100%-+33%+300%-67%-+300%
Shoplifting+100%---+500%+500%-+200%+100%-
Theft From the Person----+100%+100%----
Vehicle Crime+29%-33%-75%-71%--+100%+140%-22%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+78%+300%+100%-45%-+41%+31%+20%+42%-21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wooburn

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

How dangerous is Wooburn?
Wooburn is among the top 10 safest small town in Buckinghamshire.

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

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

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