Wooburn Crime Overview

Wooburn is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 66th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wooburn in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wooburn is the 326th safest small town, and the 3,600th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Wooburn was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 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. Wooburn recorded 4 reports of other crime during November 2015, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for other crime in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wooburn are violence and sexual offences, with 174 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 150 offences and a difference of 2.26 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Wooburn's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 33% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Wooburn Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Wooburn This Year

 WooburnBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour807.527,9129.7329% safer
Bicycle Theft70.668431.0458% safer
Burglary282.632,7283.3527% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson595.555,5836.8624% safer
Drugs151.412,1102.5984% safer
Other Crime151.411,2971.5913% safer
Other Theft434.044,5295.5738% safer
Possession of Weapons60.565750.7127% safer
Public Order302.824,0314.9676% safer
Robbery30.284300.5389% safer
Shoplifting343.202,3022.8312% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.857710.9512% safer
Vehicle Crime595.555,2586.4616% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17416.3621,68226.6563% safer

Wooburn Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burnham48440.4912% safer
Stony Stratford31440.8211% safer
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow35742.068% safer
Wendover37544.023.0% safer
Chalfont St. Peter58344.172.6% safer
Wooburn48245.32-
Gerrards Cross38645.881.2% more dangerous
Buckingham67346.552.6% more dangerous
Stantonbury54547.294.2% more dangerous
Princes Risborough38348.176% more dangerous
Wolverton and Greenleys69449.979% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wooburn

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Wooburn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11768Safer
Bicycle Theft0.560.381.00.66Getting worse
Burglary4.44.45.02.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.04.55.06Getting worse
Drugs0.851.00.191.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.190.470.751.4Getting worse
Other Theft7554.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.09-0.56Getting worse
Public Order0.560.851.32.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.190.190.28Getting worse
Shoplifting53.02.43.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.660.190.660.85Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.54.466Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences8101416Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Wooburn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wooburn45.32-
Barnet67.7133% more dangerous
Coventry77.4141% more dangerous
Croydon83.2246% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8147% more dangerous
Bristol86.2147% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8756% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2858% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Wooburn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bourne End20237Second
Loudwater & Wooburn Green39360First

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 20 safest small towns 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021